On the second part of the Swiss Path you are constantly accompanied by spectacular views of Lake Uri and Central Switzerland’s Alps. The hiking trail runs at times close to the lake, at times high up above the gigantic rock faces of the axis road. Like in the first part, the route passes many historic sites of the early Swiss Confederation.
Who was the real Wilhelm Tell? Follow the trail of the Swiss national hero and freedom fighter to find out, in the historic landscapes around the southern shores of Lake Lucerne: at Rütli, the birthplace of the nation; at the Schillerstein rock; the Tell Chapel, the Tell Monument and the Tell Museum.
Haldigrat, located at 1940 meters, is the focal point of various hiking routes. This mountain house can be reached by foot or by chair lift. The cozy mountain house, which boasts some unique rooms and a sun terrace at the foot of Mt. Brisen, is worth a visit both in summer and winter. The panoramic view extends from the Eiger to Lucerne to Mt. Rigi to Mt. Pilatus.
The Schattdorf mountains are the classic biker territory of the Urners. This magnificent tour in the region William Tell can hardly be surpassed as regards variety. In the Middle Ages, WIlliam Tell lived in Bürglen. He inspired the independence movement in the "Urschweiz", i.e., the original cantons of Switzerland.