Welcome to Lake Uri
Scything through rugged mountains, the fjord-like Lake Uri (Urnersee) finger of Lake Lucerne mirrors the country’s medieval past in its glassy turquoise waters. Road and railway run down its eastern side from Brunnen to Flüelen, but its western side is dominated by steep cliffs and is largely inaccessible unless you are on foot or in a boat. For memorable perspectives on the lake and the legendary events that unfolded here, take SGV's regular ferry service from Brunnen to Flüelen.
Altdorf, 3km south of Flüelen at the southern end of the lake, is where William Tell is reputed to have performed his apple-shooting stunt. A statue of the man himself stands in the main square.