Vitznau: the Home of Well-Being

Aussicht auf das Dorf vom Hotel FloraAlpina | © Herby-Foto-Art Aussicht auf das Dorf vom Hotel FloraAlpina | © Herby-Foto-Art

Come Here to Feel at Home

Vitznau welcomes visitors to its dreamlike location on an idyllic bay on Lake Lucerne. Due to its mild climate and sparkling coastline, the region around Vitznau is known as the “Lucerne Riviera.” The crystal-clear lake is framed by the imposing mountains of central Switzerland. The historical aerial tramways to Hinterbergen and Wissifluh along with Europe's first steam-powered cogwheel train ensure all guests unforgettable moments. 

Eventful days in Vitznau wind down with majestic sunsets over the lake, bathing the cliffs of the Rigi in a warm red glow. In summertime, the giant Swiss Flag serves as a reminder of the the love of tradition by the locals and visitors to Vitznau.

Vitznau – the Savors of Lake Lucerne

From traditional Swiss dishes to exquisite gourmet menus, the Restaurants in Vitznau spoil guests with a wide range of offerings. Separated by only a few meters, Michelin-starred restaurants PRISMA AT FOCUS and focus ATELIER in Parkhotel Vitznau and the Restaurant Sens in the Hotel Vitznauerhof.

What do all the restaurants in Vitznau have in common? A magnificent view over Lake Lucerne, the mountains of central Switzerland, and the unforgettable sunset.

The culinary tour of the Vitznau region includes the local “hiesige Märt” market, the cheese dairy Chäserenholz, cheese dairy Chäserenholz fresh-caught fisch, mountain farms, and the Felchin chocolate factory. Here visitors can taste for themselves the quality of local products.

Aussicht auf das Dorf | © Herby-Foto-Art
Feuerring | © Hotel Vitznauerhof
Landhof Muracher | © M. Tschuor
Terrasse Hotel Vitznauerhof | © Hotel Vitznauerhof

Vitznau: Destination Adventure

Come to experience: Those who come to Vitznau seeking outdoor adventures are in the right place. Every day visitors can look forward to exciting excursions and activities such as diving, hiking, sailing, exploring fox trails or prehistoric caves, taking in cultural events, museums, or concerts, and much more in Vitznau and the surrounding area.

The Hiking Headquarters of Lake Lucerne

Rausgehen und loswandern: In Vitznau werden die Wanderschuhe schon im Hotel geschnürt, denn die Touren starten direkt im Ort. Die Schiffstation ist der Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen jeden Levels. Ob sportlich auf den Vitznauerstock oder gemütlich in den Parkwald. Aber auch die Königin der Berge, die Rigi, lässt sich ab Vitznau wunderbar zu Fuss entdecken.

Get up and hike! In Vitznau, you can lace up your hiking boots right at the hotel - the trails start from the center of town. The boat station is the starting point for hikes of every level, whether sporty on the Vitznauerstock or leisurely in the Park Wald. Rigi, often called ‘the Queen of the Mountains,’ can be easily explored on foot from Vitznau.

Via a delightful boat ride, hikers can access a variety of hiking trails in the regions of Stoos-Muototal, Klewenalp, Vierwaldstättersee or on the Great Mythen peak. 

Holidays for every Taste in Vitznau

Families and friends, connoisseurs of peace and quiet, nature lovers, and adventurous explorers can all find a perfect holiday in Vitznau. 

The place magically attracts lovebirds  and engaged couples. No wonder … this special atmosphere (perfect for wedding receptions) and the romantic sunsets over the lake can make anyone fall in love all over again.

Clever combination 

Guest Cards for the Weggis-Vitznau-Rigi Region 

Visitors to the Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee adventure region receive a guest card for their stay including many great offers. The card is available either in digital form in advance or at the accommodation check in.

Further information is available at the tourist office at the Vitznau information center in the Rigibahn station.

Discounts include:

  • 20 % savings off the regular fare for the Rigi mountain railways
  • Discounted 24-hour bus ticket (CHF 14.00 instead of CHF 24.80)
  • 20% discount on bicycle, e-bike and e-scooter rental

Experience Vitznau