Weggis - Vitznau - Greppen
Weggis, Vitznau and Greppen are all idyllically located on the shores of Lake Lucerne. This region around the southern side of Mount Rigi is often referred to as the “Riviera of Central Switzerland”. Visitors can look forward to a pleasant Mediterranean climate and long summer evenings that are perfect for dining al fresco, followed by a leisurely stroll through the area. The cool blue water of Lake Lucerne is ideal for swimming and the boat trips are also hugely popular.
This holiday destination is nestled between Lake Lucerne and the foot of Mount Rigi. Weggis has an astonishing number of sunny days each year and is famous for its mild climate and abundance of Mediterranean plants. When the warm föhn wind is blowing, you can enjoy an incredibly clear view out across Lake Lucerne. Weggis is also very well connected to the summit of Mount Rigi. The aerial cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad takes less than ten minutes and from there, the cogwheel railway will take you all the way up to Rigi Kulm.
The Vitznau lifestyle is shaped by its stunning location between Lake Lucerne and Mount Rigi. Protected by Mount Rigi, this village has a mild climate that allows palm trees and grapes to flourish. This holiday destination is a popular starting point for trips around Lake Lucerne and up the famous Mount Rigi.
For centuries, Vitznau was a sleepy fishing village. But then it entered the technological history books on 21 May 1871, when Europe’s first-ever mountain train departed Vitznau and made its way up the steep slopes of Mount Rigi.
The tranquil village of Greppen is situated on the eastern shore of the Küssnacht arm of Lake Lucerne. This very special location is blessed with spectacular sunsets. The village centre is one of Switzerland’s many protected national treasures and features a beautifully restored church. In October, Greppen hosts the country’s largest chestnut market, where a huge variety of chestnut products are showcased and sold.