Just an hour away from Zurich, Vitznau is a charming village located at the foot of the Rigi, on a bay of Lake Lucerne. Ever since the 19th century it became a popular destination for tourists. It offers a variety of facilities like swimming in the lake, indoor and outdoor pools, and tennis courts. There are also many hiking trails, ideal for long walks and for admiring the beauty of the mountains around it. Vitznau is the base station for Europe's oldest rack railway (inaugurated in 1871).