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Altdorf, Switzerland
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About Altdorf

Altdorf is a picturesque town set on Lake Lucerne and surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Hike through wildflower-strewn Alpine pastures, sample produce from local mountain farms and discover the town’s connection to beloved Swiss folk hero, William Tell. The town is a gateway to the enchanting Lake Lucerne Region, where you can explore chocolate-box waterfront towns and ride vertigo-inducing cable cars.

Things to do in Altdorf

Admire the town’s landmark Tell Monument created by famous Swiss sculptor, Richard Kissling. The four-metre-tall bronze statue was erected in 1895 and depicts the folk hero armed with his wooden crossbow. The tower behind the statue houses a museum with exhibits on the famous Swiss mountain climber and assassin. Climb the stairs to the lookout for sweeping views over the Altdorf town centre.

Pack lunch and hike to the tiny mountain village of Eggberge. At 1,400 meters above sea level, the village commands stunning views across Lake Uri and the Gotthard Massif. Emerald-green pastures surround the village and add to the postcard-perfect setting. Stop at an alpine farm to try fresh mountain milk and cheese.

Winter snowfall transforms Altdorf into a family-friendly ski destination. Explore well-groomed trails with incredible views over Lace Lucerne. Slow down the pace with activities like sledding and snowshoe tours. The lively yet laid-back après ski scene is perfect for families.

Use Altdorf as a base to explore the enchanting Lake Lucerne Region. Ride the double-decker CabriO cable car up Stanserhorn, a 1,900-metre-tall mountain. Claim a spot on the open-air upper deck for dizzying views over the surrounding peaks and the distant Bernese Alps.

Getting around Altdorf

Altdorf is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The town is in the canton of Uri in the Lake Lucerne Region, a 30-minute drive from Lucerne and one hour from Zürich. Trains run between Zurich and Altdorf in just over one hour.

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  • What are the best hotels in Altdorf?

    Zum Schwarzen Löwen, rated with a score of 8.0 from 532 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Altdorf. Other top stays include Hotel Goldener Schlüssel, with an average rating of 8.0 from 881 reviewers, and Hotel Höfli, with a score of 8.3 from 556 reviewers.

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