Altdorf

Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region

Lehnplatz, Altdorf

Lehnplatz, Altdorf

Altdorf Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

Altdorf Live Wetter (Bristenblick)

Schwarzgrat

Schwarzgrat

Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen, Uri (1450müM)

Ski und Wandergebiet Eggbergen, Uri (1450müM)

Altdorf Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

Altdorf Live Wetter (Gitschenblick)

Altdorf, Uri’s main town, is located in the Lower Reuss Valley, south of Lake Lucerne. It is an ideal starting point for excursions to the Uri vacation region, which has many attractive offerings.

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The little town has much to offer by way of old and new: The world-famous Tell monument still reminds us of the story of Switzerland’s origin. The reputation of the multifaceted, traditional cultural offerings, ranging from the Tell play to the modern music festifal "Alpentöne" (Alpine Sounds), has spread far beyond Uri’s borders. The Eggberge sun-terrace (1,400 meters above sea level), which is part of Altdorf, is a sought-after excursion destination in summer as well as in winter.

Summer

The hiking and bicycling paradise around Altdorf has something for everyone: Hikers embark on one of the numerous mountain tours, conquer the peaks and discover the luscious green Alps. Many Alpine farms invite hikers to partake of food and drink. Many enjoy a glass of fresh mountain milk or the famous Uri Alpine Cheese. The magnificent views and the bracing mountain air are free of charge!

Highlights

  • Schächentaler Mountain Trail – Hiking with spectacular views high above the Schächen Valley.
  • Eggberge – sun-drenched terrace at 1,400 meters above sea level.
  • Cultural tour – interesting guided tour through the small town of Altdorf.
  • Tell Monument – a tribute to the Swiss national hero.

Top Events

  • Tonart Festival (“Tonality Festival”) – a soaring musical experience (March).
  • Folk Music Festival – a comprehensive overview of the Swiss folk music scene (May).
  • The Tell Festival – theater performances dedicated to the national hero and the myth of Switzerland’s origin (June-August).
  • Alpine Sounds – modern music festival in Altdorf (August).

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