10 Things to Do in Brunnen That You Shouldn't Miss

September 2, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Discover the best top things to do in Brunnen, Switzerland including Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center, Swiss Holiday Park, The Swiss Path, Fronalpstock, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz, Victorinox, Mythenregion, Sattel Hochstuckli, Tellskapelle.
Restaurants in Brunnen

1. Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center

Bahnhofstrasse 3, Brunnen 6440, Switzerland +41 41 825 60 20
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4 based on 129 reviews

Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center

Reviewed By TightLoops - Switzerland

I own a lot of Victorinox knifes, I am very proud of them and I offer very often Swiss knifes to friends and family. So I thought it would be a great occasion to visit the Center during our stay in Brunnen. Unfortunately we were very disappointed.
When we entered the center, there was no one around, there is no reception on the ground floor and you do not know what there is to visit and at what time. So we walked up to the first floor where we found an information on the wall saying that the next movie presentation would be in a couple of minutes. Then suddenly a lady showed up and gave us some very incoherent information which we did not understand although we speak the local Swiss German dialect. Then a group of visitors left the presentation room and the lady closed it behind them and turned her attention to the group. She gave them some information about the region of the Muotathal. After approximately five minutes we tried to kindly ask why the presentation room was closed and when the next presentation would be. Then suddenly a second lady appeared and told us in a very harsh way that we just had disturbed an interview for oversees visitors. She then gave us information in a very unfriendly way which was totally inconsistent with what we thought we had heard from the first lady. We finally left disappointed.
There is also a shop and the young lady there was very friendly. Unfortunately we were no longer in the mood for shopping.

2. Swiss Holiday Park

Dorfstrasse 10, Morschach 6443, Switzerland +41 41 825 50 50
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Swiss Holiday Park

Reviewed By Timothy B - Lucerne, Switzerland

Next to the Swiss Holiday park, and I think belonging to it, is the Go-cart track. We went with some friends to celebrate my birthday and my friends god-daughter. We bought five 8-minute rides and as we were a group of five we went out as a group and raced as a group. It was great exciting fund and surprisingly safe considering we were facing and we could do 60. However as they were electric cars the safety observer could kill the power to the cars and change the maximum speed so unexperienced and kids had ti drive slower. We had two spin outs and both times he quickly cut the power to 5 k and waited until we had sorted ourselves out and then off we went.
I loved going round and each time seeing my time. The record for my day was 27 seconds my time was 32 and the best in our group 28,
Highly recommended you just need to be 140 cm. No noise and no smell what a joy

3. The Swiss Path

Bahnhofplatz 1 | De Seelisberg a Brunnen, Seelisberg 6377, Switzerland +41 41 820 15 63
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5 based on 33 reviews

The Swiss Path

Reviewed By travelerchpd - Geneva, Switzerland

Very nice 2-hour walk down from Seelisberg to Bauen. Came back by boat to the Rütli (Grütli) where Switzerland was founded in 1291. From Rütli to Seelisberg, it is a nice 1h30 steep uphill walk. There is a cable train from Seelisberg to Treib and steam boats to Lucerne.

Stoos, Switzerland +41 41 818 08 08
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5 based on 28 reviews

Fronalpstock

Reviewed By weberwest - Bellingham, Washington

If you are lucky and the air is crystal clear, you can see 9 different lakes from the Fronalpstock, plus a few arms of the contorted Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne).
You reach this mountaintop via the small village of Stoos, which itself can be reached by a steep funicular train from the Muotathal, or by a chair lift from Morschach. Once you reach Stoos, you can actually access 2 mountain tops: the Klingenstock and the Fronalpstock (covered by the same original train ticket).
For the Klingenstock, there is a 6-person chairlift starting about 30 minutes walking from the center of Stoos. There are no amenities on top of the Klingenstock, other than a toilet, but you do get a nice view. You can either take the chairlift back down to Stoos or you can take the 2-hour walk from the Klingenstock to the Fronalpstock. This is only recommended if you have good walking/hiking shoes and are not afraid of heights as there are quite narrow sections with steep drops on both sides. The 4-person set of 2 chairlifts to the Fronalpstock is about 5-10 minutes from the center of Stoos.
The combination of the two peaks with either the mountain-top hike or up and down via the chairlifts is very much recommended - the view is spectacular, and at the Fronalpstock there is a quite pleasant and quite large restaurant serving typical Swiss food from the region (see separate posting). As another poster already mentioned, the fare is quite reasonable compared to many of the other conveyances to mountaintops in the area. With the one fare, you can access both the funicular to the village of Stoos as well as the chairlifts to the 2 mountain peaks.

5. Natur- und Tierpark Goldau

Parkstrasse 40, Goldau 6410, Switzerland +41 41 859 06 06
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4.5 based on 273 reviews

Natur- und Tierpark Goldau

Open 365 days per year – open daily from 9:00 AM! The Nature Reserve and Wildlife Park Goldau is situated in a scenic and romantic mountain landscape. The 42-hectare large park is home of over 100 native and European species of animals. Visitors can experience wildlife on a n informative tour. - Animal feeding and stroking in the free running zones - Adventure Playgrounds - Picknick areas with BBQ possibilities - Self-service restaurant “Grune Gans” (also available for banquettes and gala dinners) - Various kiosks - Souvenir and gift shop - Wheelchair and pushchair accessibility

Reviewed By superkrol4iha - Villeneuve, Switzerland

This par is off the beaten track thus no crowds! You can feed the deers and birds - unforgettable experience for children and grown ups alike!

6. Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz

Zeughausstrasse 5 | Hofmatt, Schwyz 6430, Switzerland +41 41 819 60 11
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz

The Forum of Swiss History Schwyz is one of the most important museums of cultural history in the Alpine region. It is a modern historical museum where culture and history come together offering visitors a special experience. The permanent exhibition by the title of "Switzerland in the Making. Through the 12th to the 14th Century" focuses on the foundation and early development of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the Middle Ages. Designed as an adventure tour to address our senses, the exhibition appeals to children and adults alike. The extraordinary scenography over all three floors makes a visit to the museum an event to remember.

Reviewed By JRS-Vienna - Vienna, Austria

A sensational way of presenting the History of Switzerland. You have not the feeling of a "cold and lifeless" presentation. The exhibition is modern an very, very interesting.

7. Victorinox

Schmiedgasse 57, Ibach 6438, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Victorinox

Reviewed By JRS-Vienna - Vienna, Austria

This is the place where the famous swiss knife is manufactured. You can reach it with public transport (station Mythen Center). However there only a shop which you can visit, the factory does not offer tours. If you want to know something about the swiss knife, you should got to Brunnen, there is the nice exhibition right next to the Victorinox Shop, called "Swiss Knife Valley". In Brunnen you can also build your own knife, in order to avoid waiting, contact the shop in Brunnen and set up an appointment.

8. Mythenregion

Rickenbachstrasse 163, Rickenbach 6432, Switzerland +41 41 819 70 00
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5 based on 3 reviews

Mythenregion

Reviewed By Amara M - zürich

Fantastic view after a 70 min hiking , climbing , pretty difficult , you need very good shoes for hiking . If you have Knies problems than it is not for you as you have to hike on stones and is it not flat ... also bring water , hat , sunscreen but it is really worth it

9. Sattel Hochstuckli

Sattel, Switzerland +41 41 836 80 80
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Sattel Hochstuckli

Reviewed By lilliputz - Zurich, Switzerland

The Raiffeisen Skywalk suspension bridge - that is why you come here - is really amazing... Quite long, solidly built, it oscillates impressively while you cross, so much that one must pay attention when crossing someone walking in the opposite direction, not to heap on them.. Not advised if you suffer of vertigo or if you can be seasick (same sensation as on a fast ferry with high seas crosswise) but otherwise lots of fun and an eyeful.

10. Tellskapelle

Sisikon, Switzerland
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Tellskapelle

Reviewed By Bronwen L - Cape Town, South Africa

This little chapel along the lake is covered in the most beautiful murals depicting significant events in the life of local hero William Tell. The location is just stunning and it is only a short walk from the roadside. There are bells on the plateau above it which are supposed to be able to ring out the tune you select. Unfortunately this was not working but there is no sign to tell you that it is out of order. Pity.

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