Lake Lucerne Region
Both the city of Lucerne and the Lake Lucerne Region are often referred to as the “essence of Switzerland”. In a small amount of space, this region embodies almost everything that is a part of Switzerland: a city whose old town dates back to the Middle Ages, a lake with Europe’s most extensive inland navigation and a panorama of the Alps, all of which provides an ideal setting for combining excursions and allowing the visitor to explore and experience the Lake Lucerne Region from a different angle.
The “Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee (SGV)” is not only providing transportation between the railway station and the Lucerne Marathon start. 5 nostalgic paddle steamers and 15 motoboats offer endless possibilities for excursions around the beautiful nature arena of Lake Lucerne.
The majestic Mount Pilatus (2132 m) which is visible from most parts of the race course is an ideal mountain for everybody. 2 aerial cable cars, 7 restaurants, the worlds steepest cogwheel train and central Switzerland’s largest rope park will make a great outdoor daytrip with spectacular views from the top.www.pilatus.ch