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Holidays in Weggis - Switzerland A beautiful lakeside setting nestling beneath the Rigi mountain

A peaceful lakeside village, in complete contrast to the bustle of Lucerne, Weggis has a wonderful location at the base of Mount Rigi. The area is known as the Lucerne Rivieria - thanks to its sheltered position under the Rigi, there is a mild climate with flourishing palm trees and orchids. The author Mark Twain visited and called Weggis the "loveliest place" he had ever visited. It is easy to see why, with its air of tranquillity and simply stunning lakes and mountains views. The perfect place for idyllic Swiss relaxation. 

Before mountain rail and cableways were constructed on the Rigi, Weggis was already an important starting point for sedan chair bearers who carried their affluent guests up to the summit! Nowadays you can take the modern cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad and allow time to enjoy a leisurely lunch. From here you can board Europe’s oldest cog railway up to the summit at Rigi Kulm (1,800m) which has magnificent views as far as the Black Forest and many popular walking trails. Extend your day with a return by train all the way down to the village of Vitznau and then by boat back to Weggis. The regular timetable of nostalgic lake steamers and modern ships also connect Weggis to historic Lucerne in just 45 minutes, as well as to popular excursion locations such as Bürgenstock, Pilatus, Klewenalp and Stanserhorn.

Please call us on 0800 619 1200 to discuss your Weggis holiday.  

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Hotel Friedheim Central am See Hotel Beau Rivage
    Alexander & Gerbi


Your time in Weggis - things to see and do

With Mount Rigi 'the Queen of Mountains' on your doorstep, this is a must do. The cable car in Weggis transports you to Rigi Kaltbad, from where you can fully explore the mountain's walking trails and amazing views from the summit. Mount Pilatus is also well worth visiting, via the world’s steepest cog railway. A cruise on the beautiful lake is a real highlight with plenty more picturesque villages to visit for lunch, such as Stanstad, from where you reach the amazing open topped cable car to the Stanserhorn. Beckenried is a stopping off point for the Klewenalp and after Brunnen the lake flows into Lake Uri where you will be enchanted by the history and legends of Wilhelm Tell.

Why not visit the dramatic Mount Titlis at over 3,000m - a train journey brings you to pretty Engelberg and from here it is an incredible journey to the summit, including an amazing rotating cable car which glides above the glacier. Please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.

Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland. 


If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Tell Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid April-October, it includes all your rail journeys across the region, as far as lively Interlaken and up to the alpine world of Realp and Gemsstock. Your lake cruises are all included as is the network of cable cars and mountain railways for visiting Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn and Titlis.  


We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.

*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.

Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland


Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.


Weggis is on the route of the Gotthard Panorama Express and has easy connections via Lucerne to the Luzern-Interlaken Express/Goldenpass Line and Pre-Alpine Express.


If you prefer to be based solely in Weggis, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed with the Tell Pass.


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