Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee – literally: Four Forested-Cantons Lake) is located in the center of Switzerland and covers the area of 114 km2. It is surrounded by mountainous areas and owes its name to the four administrative units through which it flows. These are the four cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden and Lucerne. The lake has a complex shoreline, many of the oldest communities of Switzerland are along the shore as well as numerous tourist resorts. Weggis is one of the most charming communities that forms the northern shore of Lake Lucerne. The town has a mild climate and lush vegetation, sometimes it is even called the “Riviera of Central Switzerland”.