Switzerland’s only Glass Labyrinth

The extraordinary world of glass enchants visitors with glass sounds and a fascinating light show. Similar to a mirror hall, and yet different, it is not easy to find one’s way to the exit. One has to take care not to bump into something.

Alp Gschwaend

Restaurant Alpgschwänd stands for homely comfort and good home Niedwaldner cooking for healthy appetites! Views over the lake and mountains are equally as pleasing - if not stunning! Owing to its central location in reference to Pilatus, Alp Gschwänd also represents the start and finish of numerous attractive excursions, and fantastic panorama views are already yours to enjoy on the journey here.

Hergiswil Glassworks

The Hergiswil Glassworks have been located at Lake Lucerne since 1817. At that time, the Glassworks were a production site with ideal transportation routes for wood fuel and goods.

The Hergiswil Glassworks have been located at Lake Lucerne since 1817. At that time, the Glassworks were a production site with ideal transportation routes for wood fuel and goods. The tradition of craftsmanship continues to live on within the framework of modern design. The exhibition recounts the history of glass and the Hergiswil Glassworks. Visitors can observe the glassblowers working at the furnace.

The very middle of Switzerland

Where is the middle of Switzerland? The Federal Office for National Topography, swisstopo, used the digitised Swiss national boundaries to calculate the centre of gravity (mid point) of the country. It is near to the Alp Älggi in the Kleine Melchtal in Obwalden.

Do you know exactly where the very middle of Switzerland is? Near to a pretty little alp in the Kleine Melchtal, Obwalden canton.