Lake Lucerne, located in central Switzerland, is the fourth largest lake in the world. Featuring a complicated shape, this lake reaches into the mountains from the city of Lucerne with various bends and arms.
The lake covers an area of 114 square kilometres, with an elevation of 434 metres, depth of 214 metres and volume of 11.8 cubic kilometres. Rising up to 1,500 metres into the mountains, Lake Lucerne is encircled by Excursion Mountains namely, Mt. Rigi and Mt. Pilatus.
On the lake are dozens of steamers connecting various towns, including Switzerland to other nearby cities. One can also enjoy boat cruises on the sea by boarding five historic paddle wheel steamers or 15 elegant salon motor vessels.
Circumnavigation of the lake is also possible via road, however, the route is slow, twisted and goes through tunnels. Around the lake is a 35 km commemorative walkway called the Swiss Path, which was built during the celebration of country's 700th anniversary.
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