Niklaus von Flüe lived from 1417 until 1487, first as a farmer and councilman, then as a hermit in the Ranft Ravine. The mystic and peacemaker, who was canonized in 1947, is Switzerland's national saint and the patron of numerous churches.
Benediktus Trail, Walen Trail and the Four Lakes Hike, 3 of the most exciting Alpine hikes in the Lake Lucerne region. Hike for approx. three hours each day along well constructed trails. The first overnight stay is on the Bannalp, the second on the Jochpass at 2,222 meters above sea level.