Aegerisee, CH

Aegerisee (or Lake Aegeri) is a glacial lake in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland. The two municipalities along its shore are Oberägeri and Unterägeri. The main tributary is the Hüribach; the Lorze river drains the Ägerisee. Since 1992, the lake is used as a water reservoir.

The Battle of Morgarten took place in 1315 on the shores of the Ägerisee. It was here that the Habsburgs and the Confederates fought each other in this legendary battle.

  • A theme trail passes through the original sites of the events and this fascinating tour comprises seven stations with audio stories as well as installations: Seven animated information stations located between Sattel Church and the Morgarten Monument on Lake Ägeri relate what – according to legend ‒ happened. Audio stories featuring Duke Leopold von Habsburg or court jester Kuony von Stocken make the trail all the more fascinating and real. The hike along the trail takes around two hours and, equipped with sturdy shoes, is great fun for all. At the Schornen activity station there is also an information center for people interested in finding out more.

Impressions

Do you know the “pearl” of the Canton of Zug? On this tour you will get to know it. Choose your way of getting there (see below). From the starting point, your hike begins along the beautiful shore of the turquoise and green colored Lake Ägeri. An idyllic, romantic hiking trail taking you past nice swimming and picnic areas.

On hot summer days the walk through the shady forest is a welcome relief from the hot sun. A dive into the cool water at the Lido Unterägeri is the perfect way to end the trip. After this hike you will also know why Aegeri Valley is so well liked by both young and old.

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services: SBB Timetable, please click here.

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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