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.
It is a place boasting a superior sense of vision. It always has. The first establishment to be built on Mt. Bürgenberg was the Grand Hotel back in 1873. It was a special destination for special guests, from Charlie Chaplin to Kofi Annan. Sofia Loren resided at the resort, and Audrey Hepburn was married in the Bürgenstock Chapel.
Mt. Bürgenstock is a great place for walking. Completed in 1905, the rock-face path “Felsenweg” is a traditional, some say mythical, mountain trail that leads to the towering 152.8 metre-tall Hammetschwand Lift.
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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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