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Festung Vitznau

Ch-6354, Vitznau, Switzerland
+41 41 397 01 86
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Hidden gem worth a side-trip

Very interesting and enjoyable tour of a secret mountain fortress.  The "public tour" lasts about... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
piquak p
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Everyone was very suprised at how interesting it was!

I organized this activity for about 30 international coworkers. Everyone gave it rave reviews and... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
gotravela1a
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Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Average3%
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Ch-6354, Vitznau, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Very interesting and enjoyable tour of a secret mountain fortress.  The "public tour" lasts about 90 minutes (ours was in English, but they also offer German) as you visit one of the large guns, living quarters, operations-related areas and also get a quick view of...More

1  Thank piquak p
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I organized this activity for about 30 international coworkers. Everyone gave it rave reviews and were suprised at how interesting the tour was. Much of that was due to our fabulous guides who spoke perfect English and were very informative and fun! The bunker is...More

2  Thank gotravela1a
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I would love to visit, but its only open once a week at 17.00 on a Fri, which was the day we arrived and left, so no opportunity fr us to visit. I presume it is a volunteer run attraction, but would like to have...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

One of the biggest highlights of my Switzerland trip. Easy drive from Lucerne. Incredible views of the lake from the fortress and surrounding areas. Really happy that i was able to include it into my itinerary.

2  Thank JackDawson
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Really surprised to find that the mountain behind the Village of Vitznau contained a fortress. It was built during WWII with to large canons pointing in direction of Luzern, being part of the defence against a Nazi German invation.

2  Thank OsloTrondV
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Best overnight school trip I've ever done. I took 20 children aged 8 - 13 for the Swiss Army Experience. We had a delicious supper before a very interesting tour. Then we slept in the dormitories. The volunteers who led the tour and looked after...More

2  Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Advised by a number of guide books to check out this past Swiss defense fortress and if you are a history buff (or perhaps just curious) would recommend a visit at 6 euro. It's well marked and a documented path through dank cave tunnels to...More

5  Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Visits conducted by retired ex-army experts, knowledgable on local history and with some amusing anecdotes. True Swiss quality build, impressive engineering! Well worth a visit.

2  Thank ilse V
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a hidden gem in the Swiss Alps. We were lucky enough to get a tip from friends about this World War II era bunker in Vitznau that tells the little known story of Swiss preparations for what they considered to be the inevitable...More

6  Thank NewYorkPreschoolMom
Reviewed 20 July 2013

The fortress provides a unique glance to the WW2 from the side of a neutral country. Unlike other ancient castles, the fortress is "alive" and ready for use. Also, unlike other war museums throughout Europe, here the focus is on planning an appropriate defense rather...More

4  Thank NCG_WI
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