Weggis - «The most charming place.»
«This the loveliest spot on earth, on which I have rested», said Mark Twain 1897 about the village of roses at the southern slope of Rigi. The mild climate and the protection from the cold northern winds allow sweet chestnuts, grapes and figs to grow. In summer the crystal-clear waters of Lake Lucerne entices you to bathe and in winter the Rigi provides a number of possibilities to delight in powdered snow and the awesome panorama of the Alps. The excellent wellbeing and wellness region of Weggis Vitznau Rigi offers a colourful bouquet of possibilities for active revitalisation.
Most confederates agree on one thing: Lucerne is Switzerland’s most beautiful city. The 12 towers of the Musegg sit enthroned over the picturesque Old Town, which accommodates a number of businesses and restaurants in its narrow lanes and has formed the cultural centre of Central Switzerland since the Middle Ages. The architectural contrast is the Cultural and Congress Hall (Kultur- und Kongresshaus KKL), created by the star designer Jean Nouvel, with its impressive roof and the concert hall with a world class format. The Rosengart collection accommodates a number of Picasso paintings and the Museum of Transport is one of the best interactive museums of Switzerland for young and old. The approach itself via the lake with a classical paddle steamer from Weggis makes a visit to the “city of lights” worthwhile.
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Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) bears its name based on the 4 cantons that surround it. Its scenic beauty and historical places, as for example the «Rütliwiese» (the Rütli meadow) the cradle of Switzerland is very impressive. 20 ships, of which 5 are nostalgic paddle steamers, offer you the possibility for various round trips as well as for a number of excursions. These are best combined with all cable railways at Lake Lucerne.
All around the lake a number of mountains attract you as summer resorts. Central Switzerland is a unique paradise for hiking and adventures. You can ride on the revolving panorama train to the top of the Titlis or take the steepest cog-wheel railway of the world to Lucerne’s local mountain Pilatus. The Rigi is considered the queen of the mountains and offers a comprehensive and well maintained network of hiking trails for all age groups. The journey with the cable car from Weggis or the oldest cog-wheel railway from Vitznau is an experience in itself.