The small holiday region of Melchsee-Frutt / Melchtal / Kerns lies at the heart of central Switzerland, surrounded by lakes and mountains. The centre for tourism in this expansive region is the high valley of Melchsee-Frutt at an altitude of 2000 metres, with its traffic-free, family-friendly resort on shores of the little mountain lake.
The Melchtal stretches from Kerns between the Sarnersee and Lake Lucerne southwards to the Stöckalp, where a cableway (suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs) gives access to the invitingly green, high valley of the Melchsee-Frutt. The sunny little village on the shores of the Melchsee has plenty of barbecue spots, a playground and a pleasant walking path to Tannalp. Another highlight is the Fruttli Train, offering popular adventure rides between Melchsee-Frutt and Tannalp.
Picturesque Melchtal, once a of pilgrimage, is home to the Benedictine Monastery Convent of St. Niklaus von Flüe, named after the hermit popularly known as Bruder Klaus. The huge sports complex in the Melchtal is geared primarily towards group travellers, clubs and schools.
In summer the Frutt is a fabulous sea of flowers. Keen anglers are not the only visitors to be captivated by the deep blue mountain lakes of the Melchsee and Tannensee, which are teeming with trout. There are also plenty of adventures to be had climbing the imposing Boni rock faces.