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View of Lake Lucerne from the Vitznau-Rigi mountain railway
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Vitznau is a small town and municipality in the canton of Lucerne, in central Switzerland. Located at an elevation of 438 m (1,437 ft), it covers 8.81 sq km (3.44 sq mi) and has a population of just over 1,200 people (2012 estimate). Due to its picturesque location, it is a popular tourist destination since the 19th century.

Vitznau, Switzerland
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Vitznau is located on the northern bank of the Lake of Lucerne, to the east of the city of Lucerne. It occupies the area between the lakeside and the Rigi mountain. You can go up the mountain by taking a mountain railway from Vitznau.

Most of the people of Vitznau speak German as their first language (91.7%). Interestingly, Albanian is the second most common language (3.1%), due perhaps to a high level of immigration in recent decades. 74.2% of the population regard themselves as Roman Catholic while 12.7% as Protestants.

Visiting Vitznau

Take the A4 motorway to Exit 36, then continue south on Zugerstrasse to reach Küssnacht, then continue south on Route 2b along the bank of the Lake of Lucerne, to eventually reach Vitznau.

Sights & Attractions in Vitznau

  1. Rigi

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