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Weggis, Vitznau and the Lucerne Riviera

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Nestled between Lake Lucerne and the foot of Mount Rigi are the two idyllic resorts of Weggis and Vitznau. The region is an autumnal paradise, imbued with the calmness of the lake. From spas, yoga retreats, haute cuisine and gorgeous hotels, let's explore this uniquely beautiful region and find out the most fun things to do. 

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Here are our top tips for amazing activities in the Weggis Vitznau Rigi holiday region: 

Indulge in pure relaxation at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa

The Rigi Kaltbad complex stands at 1450m above sea level and was designed by Mario Botta. The warm 35 degrees Celsius water in the Mineral Baths & Spa offers pure relaxation, backed by the distant views of the mountains of central Switzerland in autumn. Simply gorgeous.

Do some yoga by the lake

Yoga meets Weggis brings deep relaxation and an assortment of yoga events to the Weggis Vitznau Rigi region. There's no better place to throw your yoga mat on. 

Mini Yoga Retreat, 15 - 17 October, Hotel Vitznauerhof

Renowned yoga practitioner Jason Milne leads a mini-retreat at the gorgeous Vitznauerhof Hotel in Weggis. Three days will be spent exploring energy-clearing practices in a meditative way, helped by the inspiring and calming effect on body and soul of the enchanting mountains and the lapping of the waves of Lake Lucerne.

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Take in the views on a hike

Walking in the autumnal paradise of Mount Rigi © Rigi Bahnen

Mount Rigi, also known as the Queen of the Mountains, offers a magnificent natural arena featuring peaks, valleys and imposing rocky flanks. In autumn, hiking trails are strewn with rustling leaves and the trees display the most beautiful shades of yellow, red and brown. 

Find out here the most beautiful hiking trails in the region.

Good to know

Mount Rigi is also home to one of the Lake Lucerne region’s spectacular record-breaking railways: inaugurated in 1871, Europe’s first cogwheel railway linked Vitznau with Rigi Staffelhöhe. This year the Rigi Railway is celebrating its 150th anniversary, reason for year-round celebrations. Due to this occasions, numerous discounts are available and you can check them out here

 

Try Glamping in this gorgeous spot

Glamping by the lake at Hotel Vitznauerhof 'Casa Poesia' © Hotel Vitznauerhof

If you really want to surprise and impress someone special with a romantic and luxurious get-away, this is it! Welcome to the next level of glamping. Hotel Vitznauerhof’s new glamping package combines a close-to-nature experience with creature comforts. Two retro-chic tents stand among the ancient trees of the hotel grounds by Lake Lucerne, offering the incomparable feeling of sleeping in nature with a touch of luxury – and kitted out almost like a hotel room complete with spa admission and room service. And because it’s the Vitznauerhof, a touch of extravagance is never far away: if dinner in one of the restaurants is too mundane, a two-Michelin-star menu can be served at the tent. Star chef Jeroen Achtien and his team bring their creations directly from the kitchen to your tent. A fantastic way to round off an autumnal day’s hiking on the Rigi.

Find out more about this amazing glamping experience.

 

Step into gourmet heaven

The atmosphere between the lake and the mountain is as seductive, welcoming and varied as the local cuisine. Between them, the restaurants in Weggis, Vitznau and on the Rigi boast 106 Gault&Millau points and five Michelin stars. Hand-picked ingredients, innovative blends of flavours and unique taste experiences are a matter of course for these award-winning establishments. The views of Lake Lucerne from here are perfect, as is the welcome from the kitchen.

Autumn is the season for wild game: the chefs of the Weggis Vitznau Rigi region conjure up game specialities on the table – from traditional to refined, from venison entrecôte to Rehpfeffer (a special version of venison stew). «En Guete!»

 

A special treat: Yaku By Canessa

Peruvian-born celebrity chef Claudia Canessa at Hotel Vitznauerhof next to resident star chef Jeroen Achtien © Hotel Vitznauerhof

Top chef Claudia Canessa is known for her aversion to conventions, her love of mixing gastronomic opposites, her unique reinterpretation of Peruvian classics and for her love of chilli peppers. YAKU by Canessa finds a temporary home in Restaurant Sens, at Hotel Vitznauerhof. 

A triple win with the Jackpot package

Book the «Jackpot» package with three nights' accommodation plus breakfast and one evening meal and receive an additional three-day Tell Pass per person. 

Discover the region and enjoy free travel on all mountain railways, boats, buses and trains in the entire Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region.

Package available from CHF 290 per person in a double room.

For more information, please have a look here.

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Main article photo: Relaxing at the Mario Botta designed Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa © Rigi Kaltbad/ Lorenz Andreas Fischer