Alpine hut Tritt

Sitting on a sunny terrace as you look down into the depths of the valley to see the shimmering blue waters of Lake Lucerne is a heavenly way to relax in the mountains. Enjoyment rounded up to perfection on savoring a taste of the local alpine cheese.

Wildlife Trail on Mt. Niederbauen

Hikers on the 11-kilometer nature trail between Niederbauen and Stockhütte know what to look for: Markers along the trail impart essential information on the local fauna, their habitat and way of life, and they point out where certain animals can be spotted.

Hikers on the 11-kilometer nature trail between Niederbauen and Stockhütte know what to look for: Markers along the trail impart essential information on the local fauna, their habitat and way of life, and they point out where certain animals can be spotted.

Cheese making in a beautifully panoramic spot

The Fluonalp is one of the loveliest of the Giswil Alps and the cows that graze here enjoy not only magnificent views, but a copious supply of the most delicious herbs. No wonder the cheese made from their milk is so remarkable. Nor is the recipe a secret. Anyone who wants to can visit the dairy and make their own cheese. What’s more, they can pick it up again a year later (the cheeses weigh between 11 and 13 kg), by which time it will have matured to perfection.

On the Fluonalp, one of the loveliest Giswil Alps, cows not only have sweeping views but the pick of delicious herbs.