The heartland of Switzerland, where once upon a time the legendary Rütli Oath marked the beginning of the Swiss Confederation, nowadays mainly excursionists longing for pristine nature are gamboling and enjoying the scenery. In contrast to the Swiss inhabitants of those dearly days, today's visitors have an eye for the esthetics of this picturesque landscape. Here the deep-blue Lake Lucerne, the two Mythen mountains and the Rigi massif bid you welcome.
Anyone who is familiar with the area will skip the first 800 meters of altitude difference by simply taking one of the very comfortable blue aerial cable-car oin Emmetten that drops one off at Alp Niederbauen (1570 m.a.sl.). Here, look down on to the grandiose panorama consisting of Lake Luzern, ringed by jagged peaks.