Located on the sunny side of Mount Rigi, on a south-facing plain on the shore of Lake Lucerne Weggis has a mild climate found only in favored parts of Italy. Beautiful garden promenades stretch for several miles along the lakeshore. Mark Twain stayed here in 1897. The slopes of the Rigi, planted with vines, make it a great walking country. Even some almost tropical species of vegetation grow here. High up the slope, accessible by cog railway and aerial tramway, lies the community of Rigi Kaltbad.