Seelisberg & Treib - Central Switzerland
Views over the heart of Switzerland
From Lucerne 82 Sfr or 41 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Tell Pass. FREE travel to Treib with the Swiss Travel Pass then 50% discount.
Located in the very heart of historic Switzerland, close to Rütli meadow where the confederation was created, this is a popular excursion for walks and lovely lake views. Treib is famous for its 350 year old meeting house and the funicular which dates from 1916. Sitting 800m above is the village of Seelisberg on its sunny panoramic terrace.
Family Safari: This is a favourite trip, taking in some lovely walks. Start in Treib and take the funicular up to Seelisberg. From here you can walk to Emmetten and take the cable car to Stockhütte. Enjoy a mountain walk to Klewenalp, then the steep cable car down to Beckenried, where the lake cruisers will transport you home.
Lake Seeli: An idyllic mountain lake close to Seelisberg. The water can reach temperatures of up to 24°C in summer, perfect for swimming in the beach area as well as boating.
Mountain Cheese Factory: The Aschwanden cheese factory is located in Seelisberg, just a short walk from the funicular station. From May-October (9-10.30am), you can watch the traditional production of Seelisberger cheese, made with milk from 15 local farmers.
Swiss Trail: Seelisberg is on the path of the famous Swiss Trail. Walkers arrive in Treib then hike or ride up to Seelisberg and on to Bauen, taking in stunning views of the historic Rütli meadow and the lake as they go.
Cruise along the lake to historic Treib, where the funicular will transport you to Seelisberg for walks and beautiful views over the Rütli Meadow and Lake Lucerne. This trip is available all year round.
More things to see and do in Central Switzerland
There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.
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Your choice of resorts and hotels in Central Switzerland
Not sure where to base yourself for this wonderful excursion? You can find out more about the Central Switzerland region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.