Seelisberg - Central Switzerland

Views over the heart of Switzerland

View over Rütli and Seelisberg
About Seelisberg

Available: all year round

Example travel costs

Tell Pass: FREE 

Swiss Travel Pass: FREE to Treib then a 50% discount

Half Fare Card: 48 Sfr return from Lucerne

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 for the funicular which dates from 1916. Sitting 800m above is the village of Seelisberg on its sunny panoramic terrace.

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The Family Safari

This is a favourite trip for all ages, 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 farms.

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. 


This is a delightful journey - take a scenic cruise along the lake from Lucerne, Weggis or Brunnen to the pier at Treib. The boats connect with the historic funicular which will take you up to Selisberg. An alternative route is to take the train to Stans, and from there the bus to Seelisberg.

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Funicular from the lake to Seelisberg

More excursions in the region

There are numerous wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. From incomparable mountain vistas to 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

Steamer at Seelisberg on Lake Lucerne

The heart of Switzerland is blessed with beautiful lakes and mountains views. You can choose to stay in charming Lucerne, from which it is all easily accessible, or opt for a more peaceful village beside the lake or up in the mountains.

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