Brunnen railway station, on the Gotthard railway, is served by hourly InterRegio trains, and by lines S2 of the Stadtbahn Zug, which operates hourly between Zug, Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld, and S3 of the S-Bahn Luzern, which operates hourly to Lucerne.
Brunnen also has a cablecar that goes to the Urmiberg, a part of the Rigi offering wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.
Winston Churchill spent his honeymoon in Brunnen. J.M.W. Turner painted several views from Brunnen, among his late watercolours, in the 1840s.
In 1947, the Swiss League for the Protection of Nature organised an international conference on the protection of nature in Brunnen. It resulted in the freation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 1948.