Start Celebrating Swiss Day Early at Lungern See

Lungren Switzerland~

We recently visited Lungern See for a day at the lake. Lungern is located in nearby Cantone Obwalden, one of the original 3 Cantones in Switzerland. This makes it especially good for a Swiss Day Celebration. You may have seen Lungern Lake on the way to Interlaken, since it is on the autobahn and train ride route, and is the most unforgettable shade of turquoise blue-green. Another great and unique feature of the lake is the unusually warm temperature compared to other lakes in central Switzerland. It is about 24 degrees in the summer time. The Sandy beach is easy to find and can be visually spotted from the road, if you are lucky there is even a large tent for shaded parking at no charge.

lungren beach

If you are taking the train stop in Lungern it’s a long walk to the beach. I recommend pulling a cart or wagon with all your supplies ( beach blankets, chairs, towels, sunscreen, floating toys, games, cooler, etc!). If however you do not want to bring your umbrella, rent one for 10chf, or for a picnic~ everything on at the “restaurant” /snack-bar menu is also under 10chf.

lungren snack menu~

There are paddle boat rentals and Stand up paddle boards for hourly rentals (I think the price is a bargain at 14 chf/hour!).

stand up paddle

There is a kiddie pool, and a diving platform and a couple of floating platforms in the lake to swim out to, climb on and sunbathe.

kiddie pool at

sandy beach


The biggest attraction and hit of the day for our family is the spiraling waterside, perfect for kids of all ages. The beach area will also be open on Aug. 1 in case you are still looking for a relaxing way to stay cool all day. And normal admission is:
5chf for adults
4chf for kids over 6Normal hours until school starts is 9- 19 Uhr daily. For more info Tel. 079/ 200 11 23 or 

or english info at: 

Lungren holds it’s Big Swiss Day Celebration on the evening of Wednesday July 31! So even if you have already made plans for your Aug. 1 celebrating, you can see fireworks and live music and eat regional specialties for 2 nights in a row! The party starts at 14.00 with various family friendly activities around the lake front beach area. Fireworks will start at 22.30, and live music will play until late into the night. For more information regarding schedule and pricing click here.