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Brunnen

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Brunnen [1] is a small town in Central Switzerland. Due to its unique location, Brunnen enjoys a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Brunnen can be reached via Zug or Lucerne.

Get around[edit]

Brunnen is small enough to explore on foot.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Lake

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Paragliding, Run by "Touch And Go", Parkstrasse 4, Tel. +41-820-5431 [2]. Flightside Urmiberg, reachable by cable car (cable car closed on Monday). Tandem flight CHF170.
  • Experience Hell's Hole (Hölloch). The longest cave in Europe (170 km). Can only be explored guided. Wed-Sun (10AM, 1PM, 3:30PM). Tickets: Adults CHF15, Groups (from 10 person) CHF13/person, Children up to 15y CHF10. It's necessary to have warm clothes and good shoes as the temperature of the cave is at a constant 6°C during both summer or winter.
  • Hiking. There are several paths, ranging from 1.5 to 6 hours. Consult Brunnen Tourismus, Bahnhofstrasse 15 (Tel. +41-41-8250040) for more information.
  • Kayak-ing. Run by "Adventure Point" Tel. +41-79-3242417 or +41-79-2477472, info@adventurepoint.ch. Price/day: Adult (2-3 people) CHF80, Teenager (up to 17y, 3-4 people) CHF70, Families (children up to 14, 4 people or more) CHF100. Direction: From station Brunnen, take a bus to bus stop 'Schwyzerhus'.
  • Winter sport: Ski, snowshoe walking, ice skating

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Easy-Pub: Run by an inventive barkeeper called Wisi. Billiard, tabletop soccer, dart. Gersauerstrasse 25 [3], near City Hotel.

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Campsites[edit]

Two campsites [4] are on the western side of the Muota river, near the Urmiberg cable-car.

  • Hopfreben, Brunnen. Tel: +41 41 820 18 73. [5] Open from April to September.
  • Urmiberg, Gersauerstrasse. 75, Brunnen. Tel & fax: +41 41 820 33 27, campingurmiberg@campingurmiberg.ch [6] Open from April to October.

Budget[edit]

  • Bed & Breakfast Boehringer (Family Sigrid & Jörg Boehringer), Sportplatzweg 28, Brunnen. Tel: +41 41 820 17 75, sigridboe@yahoo.de. Rates: CHF45/person/night incl. bed linen.
  • Bed & Breakfast Girsberger (Mrs. Monika Girsberger-Burri), Viktoriastrasse 8, Brunnen. Tel: +41 41 822 00 02, Fax +41 41 822 00 01, monika.girsberger@giag.ch. Rates: CHF75/room (double), CHF50/room (single). For 7 nights, excl. taxes CHF390.

Splurge[edit]

  • Seehotel Waldstaetterhof***** Swiss Quality Hotel, Brunnen, CH-6440, (, fax: 41 (0)41 825 06 00). Beautiful and very quiet, located on the Lucerne lake shoref only 0.8km from the railway station Brunnen. Fantastic view over the Alps. Single room from 135CHF Double room from 225CHF (low season 2009).
    www.waldstaetterhof.ch www.SwissQualityHotels.com
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