6 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Lucerne
The oldest traces of humans in the Lucerne area are stone artifacts and cave bear bones found in the Steigelfadbalm cave on Mt. Rigi from the Middle Paleolithic or about 30,000 BC. Other animal bones including mammoth, reindeer and giant deer from the local glacial maximum have also been found in Lucerne.
Lake Baldegg is one of our favorite lakes in Switzerland, with so many mountain peaks towering over the water and so much variety as you twist and turn around each corner. After all these years, it still makes me gasp with delight when we drive by or ride up a gondola to admire it from above.
Lake Hallwil is a lake largely in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland. It is the largest lake in Aargau and lies mostly in the districts of Lenzburg and Kulm on the southern edge of the canton. The southern tip of the lake reaches into the canton of Lucerne. The main river leading to this lake is the Aabach, which is coming from the Lake Baldegg.
The Rotseeis a natural rowing lake on the northern edge of Lucerne, Switzerland. It is 2,400 meters long with virtually no current and protected from winds by nearby hills making it an ideal rowing venue. The lake is the venue for the final leg of the World Rowing Cup series. When a World Championships is also being held in Lucerne then no World Cup race is held on the lake.