The five cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Lucerne surrounding the Viervaldstattersee are the original birthplace of the Swiss Confederation and the origin of the legend of William Tell. The region offers a lot to the traveler: outdoor recreation, great scenery, historic old cities, and steamboat rides on the lake, just to name a few examples.
- Mount Titlis. Mount Titlis is the only snow resort to be reached within one and a half hours from Lucerne, Zurich, Basel and Berne. The Titlis Cableways lead to the summit (3'020 m / 10'000 ft) where there are restaurants available, although they can be slightly costly and crowded sometimes.