Lungern 2022: Best Places to Visit (with Map & Photos)

A fascinating sight that will forever remain in your memory, even if the video suddenly disappears and digital photographs disappear, these are the landscapes of Switzerland near the town of Lungern. The population of this commune is just over 2 thousand people, and it is located in the canton of Obwalden. This German-speaking canton is located in the central part of Switzerland, and its capital is the city of Sarnen, and it is worth noting that today many tours of Switzerland include a visit to it in their program, so it is not difficult to visit it.

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Lungern is located on the shores of the beautiful mountain lake Lungerer. Not a single photo can convey the impressions that tourists experience when visiting these places for the first time. Deep turquoise water, snow-capped mountains that reach blue skies, splendor of green forests and sloping meadows - all this is the vicinity of Lungern.

Attractions


Lake Lungern


Lake Lungern (German: Lungerersee) is a small natural lake in Obwalden, Switzerland, which is named after the city of Lungern located on its shore. The river Sarner Aa flows into the lake, which flows through Lake Sarnen into Lake Lucerne.

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Lake Lungern

The lake was originally much larger, and covered most of the valley in which it is located. Beginning in 1836, its level was lowered by 36 meters through artificial drainage in a 380 m long tunnel. It is used as a reservoir.

Not a single photo can convey the impressions that tourists experience when visiting these places for the first time. Deep turquoise water, snow-capped mountains that reach blue skies, splendor of green forests and sloping meadows - all this is the vicinity of Lungern.

Roman Catholic Church in Lungern


The Roman Catholic Church in Lungern is the city's main historical and architectural landmark. It was built in 1893 in neo-gothic style.

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Roman Catholic Church in Lungern

Previously, an older church was located on this site, but in 1887, during a severe thunderstorm, it was flooded with the waters of an overflowing stream. Only the northern tower survived from the old building, so it was decided to build a new temple.

The church was designed by William Joseph Tugginer. It was dedicated to Jesus and Saint Catherine. Notable decorative elements of the interior are murals and sculptures from the early 20th century.

Park of Gnomes Muggestutz


On the road from Interlaken to the east, near the town of Meiringen, there is an interesting amusement park for children "Muggestutz", opened here in 1996. Its main theme is gnomes, funny little fairy tale characters. There are many hiking trails on the vast territory of the park, walking along which you can hear a lot of fantastic stories about gnomes, visit their dwellings and learn more about how gnomes mine precious stones by visiting equipped adits. This is a great place to have fun and interesting time with the whole family.

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