Aug 10, 2018 - 2:35 PM
in reply to CKV
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Hi Tia -
Both lakes are quite attractive. The High Alps are more visible from the Thunersee.
One of our forum memebers, Maggie, stays at Thun regularly. Perhaps she'll have something to add.
Personally, I prefer Lake Lucerne ( der Vierwaldstättersee). It's bigger and more varied. There is a nice variety along the shores, and quite a few places to get off the boat and visit a town, then catch the next boat. There are more choices.
My favorite ride on Lake Lucerne is a long one- start at Flüelen and ride all the way to Lucerne ( Luzern).
However, sometimes I get off at Brunnen if I am in a hurry, walk 10 minutes to the train station and take a train back to Luzern. (My habit is to use the German spelling, because that is what you will see on the signs in the area and on the trains in that German-speaking region of Switzerland.
This thread was aimed at hiking, but there are quite a few pictures of the southern end of the lake included.
Also, I've attached a few from near Luzern...specifically, from Hammetschwand which overlooks Luzern and the northern parts of the lake, and from the Rigi.
Here is the schedule.
Lots of options. Make sure you scroll down to the date /season that matches your travel dates.