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Flowering rarities for Mother's Day – ProSpecieRara seedling market

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Sapling market for native flowers and plants, Weggis

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Sapling market for native flowers and plants, Weggis

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A colourful tasty tomato salad, blue fried potatoes and a carpaccio featuring red-and-white ringed Chioggia beetroot: grow great-tasting summer meals from seedlings bought at the ProSpecieRara seedling market in Weggis.

Saunter along the spring-like promenade and marvel at the sea of colourful flowers and blossoms. The market's a source of almost-forgotten vegetable and ornamental plant seedlings that you can take home and nurture to encourage biodiversity in your garden.

The mild climate on the shores of Lake Lucerne allowed Weggis to supply the city of Lucerne with fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables and flowers for centuries. Even now, many of the region's farmers devote their efforts to species-rich agriculture. The delightful lake shore scenery is perfect for reviving ancient and rare plant species.

Taking the boat to the market

Scheduled boat services moor right by the market. Even more special is a trip aboard the Max, an ancient freighter that once ferried vegetables from Weggis to Lucerne's markets. The trip to Weggis on the Max takes an hour, during which the guide describes the conservation work done by the ProSpecieRara foundation.

Freighter timetable

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Location and contact

Tourist Information Weggis
Luzern Tourismus AG
Seestrasse 5
6353 Weggis
+41 (0)41 227 18 00
weggisluzern.com
www.weggis-vitznau.ch
Location partly accessible/usable