Things TO DO

Dear valued guests – if you’re looking to extend your stay and enjoy the splendid surroundings, we have gathered information from diverse sources to enhance your experience. We have compiled most relevant things off from various sources for your convenience and tried to separate them in different sections. Most information can be found on the tourist information office.


The Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region boasts a wide variety of excellent excursions. Discover the many sights in Lucerne such as the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, the Lion Monument and the KKL Culture and Convention Centre.

Vintage steam train trips between Vitznau and Rigi Kulm

The Rigi Railway, Europe’s first cogwheel railway, has been operating on the Rigi from Vitznau since 1871. Enter the neatly presented carriage, which dates from the early years of the railway, and let yourself be chauffeured up the mountain just like in the good old days. The smell of the coal fire, the hissing of the steam, the smooth interplay of the mechanics and the lovingly restored locomotive create a unique atmosphere. Read more here.

Hike to Hammetschwandlift

The highest outdoor lift in Europe. A very worthwhile destination with wonderful views. (link here). Read more here.

Kayaking – solitude and tranquillity on the water

Experience Lake Lucerne in a kayak. Paddle to deserted beaches that can’t be accessed on foot. Or go out for a picnic, enjoy the sunset or discover Lake Lucerne’s pristine natural shoreline under your own steam.

The lake has many faces – mystically shrouded in mist, glittering in the glistening sunlight, agitated by storm and rain, idyllically calm, mysterious and quiet in winter. (link here).

Quatagis ahoi!

This classic, most stylish boat has been lovingly restored using only the finest wood and high quality materials. It is both versatile and spacious, allowing small groups to enjoy a wide range of nautical activities. The convertible cabrio top offers protection from both the sun and rain and, thanks to modern technology, the engine installed in the stern of the Quatagis runs with very low emissions (link here).

Off to the mountain

The mountains offer walking and hiking experiences as well as fabulous vantage points. The cableway and cogwheel railway stations can easily be reached by boat, bus and train. Read more here.

Superb Outings – Klewenalp, the leisure paradise near Lucerne

Leave the city and take the train or enjoy a leisurely boat trip to Beckenried, where a cableway whisks you up to Klewenalp in just a few minutes.

The Ricola herb garden, a large playground and the Panorama mountain restaurant are adjacent to the upper cableway terminus. The views here are of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. Or would you rather immediately embark on a walk, MTB or bikeboard tour? You can put your fitness and skill to the test in the Emmetten Bike Arena. Book a riding technique course, a children’s mountain biking week or a women-only course. Read more here.

Diving in Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne is one of the most diverse lakes in Switzerland. The fjord-like landscape, surrounded by panoramic mountains and the historic paddle steamers are fascinating but below the water’s surface, Lake Lucerne offers plenty of diversity too – canyons, rocks, wrecks and a variety of fish. Immerse yourself in the underwater world on the Lake Lucerne Riviera. (link here).
There are 3 diving spots between Weggis und Vitznau. Tauchplätze:

  • Riedsort, Weggis (please observe the driving restrictions Taucheinschränkungen )
  • Elefäntli, Vitznau
  • Unterwilen (Brougier-Park), Vitznau (please observe the driving restrictions Taucheinschränkungen )
  • Altes Strandbad, Vitznau (1. June – 31. August diving prohibited)

Food and drink

The area around Mount Rigi is commonly known as the cherry and chestnut region, celebrated for its natural beauty, outstanding cuisine and authentic hospitality (link here).

Culture and tradition

Customs and traditions are firmly anchored in the Weggis Vitznau Rigi region (link here).

Rigi Royal Round Trip

Experience the most fun way to explore Rigi, the Queen of the Mountains! Board a boat in Weggis for a short trip to Vitznau, enjoying scenic views of Lake Lucerne. Hop on the Rigi Railway, Europe’s first cogwheel railway, to reach Rigi Kulm at 1797 meters for breathtaking panoramic views. Consider walking or taking the railway from Rigi Kulm to Rigi Kaltbad, where you can visit the mineral baths, go for a walk, or enjoy a meal. Finally, take a cable car down to Weggis, with a short walk to the village square.

Admire the views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains and villages.

Take the railway or walk for about an hour from Rigi Kulm to Rigi Kaltbad. In Rigi Kaltbad you have the possibility of visiting the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa, going for a walk or relaxing over a meal. Read more here.

Pure relaxation at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Bath and Spa

Enjoy the pleasant 35 degree warm water of the Mineral Bath and Spa as your gaze sweeps over the mountains of Central Switzerland. The baths on Rigi Kaltbad, designed by the renowned architect Mario Botta, offer moments of pure indulgence at alt. 1450 metres with: (link here)

Whirlpool, Massage nozzles, Shallow water zone, Bubble seats, Mountain herb steam bath, Neck showers, Indoor lounger and quiet area, Sun deck with lounger and lounge area

Not to be missed: the Mineral Bath and Spa in Rigi Kaltbad offer various special packages such as candlelit night bathing, summer bathing and massages. Opening hours and prices can be found on the website.
Directions: Directions to Rigi Kaltbad: from Weggis by aerial cableway or from Vitznau by cogwheel railway.
Ticket: Hike and Relax – here.

Trip to the market in Lucerne

Departure from Weggis: every Saturday 8.00 hrs. Duration in Lucerne c. 2.5 hrs.
Package price per trip CHF 180.00, every additional person CHF 34

Tours depart from the Lüüchttürmli boat rental in Weggis. The tours last between one and two hours (link here).


Discover local specialties and traditional handicrafts while shopping in the region’s shops and farm shops (link here).