sunny13260 said: Oh great, that's a lot of Info! My interests are nature, going around trains to beautiful places, even Hikes that are not too tough are good with me, I would like to go to scenic places and explore Switzerland as much as I can provided the transportation is there and included in Tell Pass. Other things I like are a bit of history, and basically exploring. Thanks!
it reinforces my suggestion to explore around Lake Luzern.
The Swiss Path - mentioned in the previous post - offers some great walks, scenic views.
This link is very useful:
Some sections have pretty steep ups and downs. look at a map carefully. But, the section from Seelisberg to Bauen is not too difficult, and the last down hill stretch, although tiring, is on a well paved trail with steps, and a low wall at places where you can sit if your knees are troubling you.
Just make sure you have a boat schedule. You can get a nice brochure at Luzern Main Station Tourist info by Track #1.
These ideas are best understood with a good map that shows heights and trails.
The on-line map at Swiss Topo is a good one for reference; I think you can even get it on a smart phone.
This link should take you to a detailed map near Seelisberg and Rütli.
http://map.geo.admin.ch/ ?X=204060.00& Y=688490.00& zoom=7& lang=en& topic=swisstopo& bgLayer=ch.swisstopo. pixelkarte-farbe
The Swiss Path, starts at Rütli meadow ( a bit of history there) and quickly goes almost straight up to Seelisberg ( not a mountain climb; it is a good trails.) . I have never done that climb, although people in good condition certainly do it all the time. You can see the squiggly line of switchbacks going up from Rütli to near Sunnenberg Hotel at the right magnification of the map.
We have an alternative that we enjoy a lot. Really nice views across the lake from different angles, and a lot less of a climb. Although, at the beginning, there is a section of good trail that takes you up to approx. the 650 meter line and the climb is noticeable. The route is clear on the map. It runs due north from Rütli, then continues along the side of the mountain on a good road overlooking hte lake, past some farmhouses, until it curves around and joins the paved road about a km east of Volligen at 575 meters. Follow the paved road down hill, pass under the funicular tracks, stop for lunch at Volligen if you wish ( closed Mondays and Tuesdays, I recall) and down to Treib. Ride the funicular up to Seelisberg , even if you do not walk further. If you have time, walk gradually uphill to Sunnenberg for a spectacular view across the lake from the promenade. In the distance, you can see the town of Schwyz, one of the founding cantons of Swtzerland (at Rütli, in 1291).
Return to the funicular station, and either catch the bus to Beckenried, from which bus and train service gets you back to Luzern, or a boat goes across the lake to Brunnen or Flüelen. Or, take the fiunicular back down to Treib and get a boat....either to Luzern, or across the lake to Brunnenn an train.
If you are counting on return that includes a boat, make sure to watch the schedules. They are less frequent than the trains or buses. And thh pattern of the routes can be complex.
Other things you can do from a boat ride on Lake Luzern include getting off at Vitznau and taking the cograil up to Rigi Kulm ( the top) then returning to Luzern by train via Arth-Goldau or via cable car from Rigi Kaltbad to Weggis, followe by a 1/2 km downhil walk to the boat dock. From there, a boat to luzern, or a bus to train connections at Küssnacht am Rigi and on to Luzern by train.
Or, you can get off at Kehrsiten and take the funicular up to Bürgenstock, walk 45 minutes up hill to Hammetschwand, ascend the outdoor elevator, have lunch, return....
Or, boat to Alpnachstad, cog-rail up Pilatus....
Not all routes stop at all stops. Check the routes in the brochure.