Hotels in Flüelen

Flüelen Details

Located in central Switzerland in the canton of Uri, Flüelen hugs the southern end of Lake Lucerne at an altitude of 435 meters. In the summer, hiking, cycling, swimming, windsurfing, and boating are available within a few steps of your Flüelen hotel. In the winter, alpine skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing are available at the many easily accessed ski resorts in the area. This small alpine town, with a population of 2,000, is a scenic stop on the William Tell Express, the sensational steam boat and rail tour that runs between Lucerne and Lugano, and lies midway between the Rütli Meadow and Brunnen on the Swiss Path (Weg der Schweiz), the 45-kilometer long trail system completed in 1991 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Swiss Confederation.Use to book your stay in one of the comfortable but cheap Flüelen hotels as you explore this region laced with history. When planning your itinerary, be sure to include the Tellsplatte, three kilometers away, the rock onto which William Tell, the hero of Swiss independence, is reported to have jumped to escape from the bailiff Gessler. While you are there, also take in the Tellskapelle (William Tell Chapel), built in 1880 and adorned with murals depicting Tell’s story. In town, don’t leave for home without visiting the church of St. George and St. Niklaus, built in1665, and the Schloss Rudenz and its public park.