2 1 Day Treks 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.
Brienzer Rothorn offers breathtaking views of the Alps and features one of the more remarkable ways to go up or down a mountain - a steam-driven rack and pinion train that is still much as it was in 1891 when the railroad was built. Brienzer Rothorn is actually accessible from two sides, so you can easily make it roundtrip from Lucerne.
At an altitude of 1,406 meters, the Napf is the highest vantage point between the Emmental valley and the Entlebuch region. The summit can only be reached on foot or by bike. you can see the Jura range, he Bernese Alps, and the Central Swiss Alps from here.