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Weggis or Lucerne for hotel for 4 nights

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Weggis or Lucerne for hotel for 4 nights

Hi, I would appreciate some assistance. We have planned to spend 4 days in this beautiful area. Weggis really appeals to me as a base to stay, but I am wondering if it will take up too much time to take ferry back and forth to Lucerne. We will not be driving and so arriving and leaving by train. Any thoughts and opinions welcomed. Many thanks, Jan (Australia)

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1. Re: Weggis or Lucerne for hotel for 4 nights

If you anticipate spending more than 1 day in Lucerne then you should probably stay in Lucerne. Weggis is beautiful, but if you spend all of your time on the boat to and from Lucerne then you've defeated the purpose of the tranquility of Weggis.

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2. Re: Weggis or Lucerne for hotel for 4 nights

Hi Janice-109

I agree, if Weggis and Mt. Rigi walking is your destination, stay at Weggis. If you would like to visit other places in the area Lucerne, Meggen or Kastanienbaum are better bases.

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4. Re: Weggis or Lucerne for hotel for 4 nights

Thank you all for your good advice.

May I ask why Meggen would be better than Weggis?

Our trip to Switzerland will come at the end of visiting Greece and London and we will not be hiking. So I thought I would like somewhere we haven't been but also a beautiful spot in case we just wanted to relax a little bit by that stage. Perhaps out of 4 days we would only need to visit Lucerne over two days. The ferry trip sounds like it would be pleasant too. I like the idea of being on the lake with the beautiful view. This would cost too much I think if we stayed in Lucerne.

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5. Re: Weggis or Lucerne for hotel for 4 nights

As I said in my previous post Meggen is closer to Lucerne and easily accessible by bus while Weggis is connected by boat (or bus and train with changes at Kuessnacht) which takes much more time. This is what I was trying to say in post 2.

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