The Hotel Terrasse am See was opened in 1873 under the name Hotel Rigi-Bahn. Its fantastic location right on the lake, the breakfast buffet above the lake until 11am in the Restaurant Rondel, the tranquility and views from the panoramic terrace and the evening atmosphere will transport you to another world. This holiday hotel offers the right infrastructure for a number of hobbies and is ideal for excursions, being right next to the boat landing and the Vitznau-Rigi Railway. The last major refurbishment was carried out in 2012.


A charming little lakeside and historic hotel near the steamship jetty with a splendid view of the lake and the Alps.

Swiss Historic Hotel

The former Hotel Rigibahn was built in 1873 by the Vitznau-Rigi Railway and extended in 1930 to its present form. A striking feature is the "Berger Annex", the Bauhaus style Restaurant Rondel that swings out over the lake and was originally designed to be the first dancing hall on Lake Lucerne. The Rondel still has all its original furniture from 1930.

Seminar Hotel

Meeting in a historic surrounding The meeting room Sequoia with a view of the giant mammoth tree for nature lovers, a retreat in the old parlour (Alte Stube) in the style of historicism or a meeting/conference at the Rondel, the annexe above Lake Lucerne in Bauhaus style together with a stay in the historic and beautifully decorated rooms will be a world away from everyday office world The location of the Swiss Historic Hotel directly at the boat landing as well as in the immediate vicinity of the bus station is easily accessible by public transport. The hotel delights with its sublime position on Lake Lucerne.

3 star


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Hotel offers

  • Enjoy an aperitif on the slopes of the Rigi

    1 night, The Rigi was the dream destination bar none at the end of the 19th century. Once the mountain with... from CHF 270.00
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    Price per person in double room
    valid: 01.09.2019

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  • Private car parks
  • Internet - free
  • Very quiet rooms
  • Wi-Fi - free
  • Air conditioner
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Radio
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Panoramic view
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Pets welcome



Hotel Terrasse am See
Bahnhofstrasse 2
6354 Vitznau

Phone +41 (0)41 397 10 33


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Hotel Terrasse am See
Bahnhofstrasse 2
6354 Vitznau
Phone +41 (0)41 397 10 33

Travel information: Vitznau