The idyllic village of Vitznau lies in the beautiful bay of Lake Lucerne and at the foot of the Rigi. The charming village has a manageable size and offers the approximately 1,500 inhabitants and many holiday guests a number of attractions: the first artillery fortress hotel, the largest Swiss flag and an impressive cave with lake and waterfall.
Vitznau and surroundings
Rigi Kulm (1’798 m.a.s.l.) is the highest peak of the Rigi and offers a unique 360° panorama.
Seebodenalp is a high plateau on the north-western flank of the Rigi at 1030 m above sea level. The alp surrounded by forest is the fastest to reach from Küssnacht am Rigi. Seebodenalp is an ideal starting point for extended hikes.
Maker of weather, dragon’s lair, home to giants and grave of rulers: Lucerne’s very own mountain, Pilatus, is one of the most legendary places in Central Switzerland. And one of the most beautiful. On a clear day the mountain offers a panoramic view of 73 Alpine peaks.
Encircled by popular excursion mountains, Lake Lucerne is the lake with the greatest scenic variety in the country.
It is somewhat reminiscent of a fjord landscape, yet remains characterised by a mild lake climate. Boat cruises on board five historic paddle wheel steamers and 15 elegant salon motor vessels count among the highlights of this region.
Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama.
Thanks to its attractions, its attractive shopping offer, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland.