Sailing and boating on Lake Lucerne
If you want to go on a sailing holiday to Lake Lucerne/Vierwaldstättersee we listed the major ports that you should not miss and the important sailing information.
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About Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne is located in Central Switzerland and is surrounded by mountains. The German name of the lake, ‘Vierwaldstättersee’ originates from its four cantons (or ‘Waldstätten’), Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, and the canton of Lucerne. If you are in Lucerne, don’t forget to check out the Chapel Bridge with the famous Water Tower. Apart from sailing, the area of the lake is also great for excursion with its beautiful scenery and mild climate.
Sailing conditions on Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne has several arms and bays and it offers great local and thermal wind conditions for sailing, especially at the upper part of the lake. It is a really exciting sailing area in Switzerland due to its various landscapes. A famous regatta, Vierwaldstättersee-Cup is also organized on the lake, in which both experienced racers and newcomers can enter. It consists of seven long and short races from starting in spring and the last one ending in autumn.
Major Ports of Lake Lucerne
Here are some of the biggest ports of the region we recommend visiting.
Marina Tribschenhorn is situated in Luzern, next to a big, popular public park, Uffschötti. A football court, tennis courts, pedal-, motor-, and sailboats are also available for rent not far away. Luzern is a lovely small city with a thriving tourism industry. The Museum for Swiss art is about 30 min, while the Richard Wagner Museum is about 5 min walking distance from the port.
The Marina Hergiswil is situated, in a calm resort near Lucerne, close to the Hergiswil station. The small town is well known about the oldest glass factory as well as about the first glass labyrinth in Switzerland where glass is still hand-crafted. Five restaurant are in walking distance.
Marina Alpenquai is situated in Luzern, between the Harbour Lucerne and a big popular public park, Uffschötti. Pedal-, motor-, and sailboats are available for rent nearby. Luzern is a lovely small city with a thriving tourism industry. The Museum for Swiss art is about 15 min, while the Richard Wagner Museum is in 20 min walking distance from the port.
Hafen Fallenbach is small, lovely marina at the shore of beautiful Ingenbohl-Brunnen, next to the town center. Brunnen is located at Talkessel Schwyz, between Fronalpstock und Rigi Hochfluh. Brunnen has a cablecar that goes to the Urmiberg. Winston Churchill is said to have spent his honeymoon here.
Marina Stansstad is located in the Stans area, known for its umpteen mountain cable railways. From Stansstad you can easily reach Mount Lopper, a nice view, and many culturally historic heritages. Next to the port there a nice lido with two open air pools, and there are five restaurants also in a walking distance.
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