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Ger. Vierwaldstätter See, irregular-shaped lake, 44 sq mi (114 sq km), central Switzerland. It has a maximum depth of c.700 ft (210 m). The lake is fed and drained by the Reuss River.
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The medieval city of Lucerne is choked with tour buses, but new developments around the spacious lake it sits on (called Lake Lucerne by tourists but known as Vierwaldstattersee to locals) promise to thin crowds and offer accessible doses of authentic Swiss Alps.
Sunglasses, Vierwaldstattersee, 1936: This striking image calls to mind the collector's own spectacles.
At the other end of the Vierwaldstattersee was one of the most important sites for religious drama in Europe.