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The Swiss Alps

What happens in Weggis… is a total revival of your spirit that you need to tell everybody about. A little town just across the river from Lucerne, Switzerland, Weggis is your springboard to 1,800-metre Mount Rigi in the pre-Alps.

This place is enjoying a resurgence of its former status as a spa playground in the 1940s, having been known for its healing waters since the 16th century (Queen Victoria and Mark Twain were both big fans). Leading the revival is the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa, built into the mountain. But don’t stop there: Head to the very top of the mountain via cogwheel railway to Rigi Kulm and drink in the view, winter or summer. What you think is snow in this picture is actually the tops of the clouds. Visit luzern.com/en/rigi.