Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne lies surrounded by mountains in Central Switzerland and has a depth of up to 214 metres. The lake's German name is derived from the four historic cantons – Uri, Unterwalden, Schwyz and Lucerne – on its scenic shoreline. The lake was formed by the Reuss Glacier in the last Ice Age, some 12,000 years ago. Its five paddle steamers form Europe’s largest steamship fleet.