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Vitznau

Vitznau lies in an idyllic bay of Lake Lucerne at the foot of the Rigi. Thanks to its protected location, the village enjoys an exceptionally mild climate enabling palm trees and grapes to thrive.

Vitznau portrait

Vitznau was once a small sleepy fishing village, but on the 21st of May 1871 technical history was made when Europe's first ever cog steam train chugged up Mount Rigi, changing the village for ever.

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Europe's first cogwheel railway

It's been travelling tirelessly up and down the Queen of the Mountains ever since 1871.

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Rigibahnen

Fort Vitznau

Militiamen of the Swiss Army past and present initiate visitors into the mysteries of Fort Vitznau with its 500 m or so of tunnels, giant ammunition depots, gun emplacements, power plant, workshops, operating theatre, small "hotel" and much more.

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Local market Vitznau

The seasonal produce market next to Vitznau jetty may be small, but it's big on local freshness.

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Playgrounds

Space to let off steam, discover new things, have fun, build and balance. To the next playground!

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Swiss flag

The largest Swiss flag in Central Switzerland overlooks Vitznau in summer!

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