The Bürgenstock is a mountain in Switzerland (1,115 m above sea level) located partway along the shore of Lake Lucerne. Bürgenstock is also a resort located at 874 m a.s.l. on the same mountain.
The lookout point at the summit of the Bürgenstock, the Hemmetschwand, offers an extensive view, for the mountain is almost entirely surrounded by Lake Lucerne.
The Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort can be reached by a road as well as with the Bürgenstock Funicular which starts from the boat landing pier at Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock on Lake Lucerne.
The highest summit of the Bürgenstock can be reached from the resort on foot and by means of a cliff-side path followed by the Hammetschwand Elevator.
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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.
The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.
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