Uri – Temptation since 1291. This much-loved holiday destination on the Gotthard massif has a lot to offer. From the mild southern shores of Lake Urner and the picturesque villages - often under preservation order - or the romantically wild valleys, to the idyllic mountain lakes and the gleaming snow fields of the majestic mountains, many of them over 3,000 m high.
Manifold and varied is not only Uri’s landscape, but are also its leisure amenities and holiday offerings. The area around the Lake of Uri is a paradise for sportsmen and nature lovers. The «Swiss Path», which stretches over 35 kilometres round the Lake of Uri, has become a popular destination over the last years. The large number of cable railways, with which local people as well as tourists reach sunny hills, lookout points and summits in few minutes’ time, are also typical of Uri.
In Uri, also the winter shows itself at its best. The Urserntal with 13 installations and more than 74 kilometres of ski runs ranks among Switzerland’s most likely areas with snow guaranteed. Splendid slopes with powder snow, cross-country ski circuits and pistes for sleigh-rides can be found higher up in the Reusstal and its side valleys.
The home of William Tell
The hero from Canton Uri, William Tell, is still very much in evidence today.
The setting for Friedrich Schiller's "William Tell"- has long been the stuff of legend.
The Swiss Path
Each Swiss citizen "owns"- 5mm of the path. This national path leads from the Rütli around Lake Urner, via Seelsiberg. Hike the whole trail, or jump on and off the steamers, trains, cable cars and buses.
The legendary Gotthard
Discover beautiful alpine passes by car, horse-drawn carriage, steam train or bike. Stunning mountain scenery and fresh alpine air.