Gersau is situated on Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. Thanks to its romantic location on the south-facing slopes of Mount Rigi, Gersau is often referred to as Central Switzerland’s very own "Riviera".

In summer Gersau is the perfect place to go hiking in summer. With more than 70 km of marked trails, you can discover the many splendours of Mt. Rigi itself and the surrounding countryside. The cable car from Gschwänd to Rigi-Burggeist is a popular starting point for walkers. he destination of "Gschwänd" is comfortable to reach by bus line number 8. During the summer Month; July until September guided Hiking tours in the area from Gersau.

An excursion on one of the majestic paddle-steamers run by SGV (Switzerland’s leading navigation company) either on Lake Uri with its many historical places of interest or to Lucerne for a day in town is definitely a "must" for anyone visiting this area.

Our guests can avail themselves of a variety of amenities, including tennis courts, outdoor climbing walls, mini golf courses, pedal boats and hydrobikes, all of which promise plenty of fun and excitement. The two lakeshore lidos are also a popular haunt in the summer months. After all, what better way could there be to refresh body and soul than by taking a dip in the clear waters of Lake Lucerne?

In winter, the Gersauer Mountain is a great place to go skiing or snow-shoe trekking. Several major winter sports resorts can be reached quickly and easily from here. And the Rigi- & Mythenregion has some fantastic offers in store for you.

History and culture are taken seriously here. Join the weekly tour of the village and you’ll discover that there’s still plenty to learn about what was once the world’s smallest republic. Every year, from May to October, the Kulturverein GersauART stages an open-air art show in the Kurpark. The themes change from year to year, but the show invariably attract guests from all over the globe. The jingle of the “Chlausä triichlä” (cowbells) rung in a procession in honour of St. Nicholas are just as much a part of the winter season as is the traditional Fasnacht parade, famous for its amusing ladies' masks.

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