In the early Middle Ages a harbor was developed at Treib to protect it from the stormy Föhn winds blowing over the southern basin of Lake Lucerne, the Urnersee. Treib also served as a neutral territory for persecuted persons, who were allowed to stay there for three days without having to fear arrest. The “Haus zur Treib”, where the original five cantons of the Old Swiss Confederation convened for 72 meetings, was first mentioned in 1482. The present building dates from the year 1658 and has been constantly renovated in the original style. The old meeting room can be visited to this day. A property of the municipality of Seelisberg, the building is a protected monument.
At the pier in Treib you can enjoy an unbelievably beautiful sunset. A dinner in or in front of the historic inn is another highlight of your visit.