individuals, groups and school classes

Exclusive: Guided tours Gersau

For over 400 years, Gersau was the smallest republic - a «free country». This is a unique part of Swiss history. 

Guided tours Gersau
Gersau Dorfplatz

Do you know what "gersauern" means? Do you know that Gersau had its own jurisdiction and military? Not?

Then book a guided village tour and learn more about the history of the "altfrye Republik Gersau". Gersau was the smallest republic for over 400 years - a "frys land". This is a "unique feature of Swiss history". (A.Müller)

During the tour, you will get to know especially beautiful squares, the characteristic church, the magnificent Old Town Hall and stately mansions. Stroll along the lake and enjoy the view of Lake Lucerne as well as the unique mountain scenery.


  • The guided private tours for individuals, groups and school classes are available daily on request
  • The tour lasts approximately one hour
  • It is available in the following languages: German, English, French
  • In July and August, public tours are taking place every Thursday at 5:00 pm. A reservation until Wednesday, 12.00 pm is essential. 


CHF 50 flat rate up to 5 persons
CHF 10 per additional person
children up to 16 years can participate free of charge
CHF 50 flat rate for school classes


Gersau Tourismus
+41 41 828 12 20
+41 79 580 99 95 (for short term bookings)