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Learn from the "Master of the Flute" in Weggis, Switzerland! Join us from 19-28 July 2019 for masterclasses, Guest Artists, concerts, ensembles, exhibitors, awards and much more. Sir James and Lady Galway invite you to join them for the 30th Annual Galway Flute Festival!

Getting Here/Tourism



If you are flying to Switzerland, the easiest route is by air to Zurich airport, train to Lucerne (aka Luzern) station and then ferry to Hertenstein (the stop nearest to Stella Matutina).  Students often meet at various points along this travel route and then travel together to the festival. It is a 20 minute walk from the Hertenstein landing to Stella Matutina (map). We will run a shuttle from the Hertenstein ferry stop to Stella Matutina on check-in day and check-out day ONLY.  Shuttle times will be confirmed closer to the festival date.


The nearest airport to Weggis is Zurich International (ZRH).

Zurich Airport

Weggis and Lucerne are approximately 1 hour by car from Zurich. Please be aware that a taxi from Zurich to Weggis is likely to be expensive.

To access the Zurich Airport train station you should exit the airport arrival hall and cross into the shopping mall directly opposite the airport. The train station is on the lower floor of the mall and trains run frequently to Lucerne (Luzern) Station.

Zurich Airport Railway Station


Swiss Railway runs frequent services (approximately every 30 minutes) from Zurich Airport Station to Lucerne (Luzern) Station.

Swiss Federal Railway Timetable Planner

It is possible to book a ticket straight through to Hertenstein including the ferry trip when purchasing your train ticket.


From Lucerne Railway Station, the Lake Lucerne Ferry terminal is a short walk (map). The Ferry runs frequent services to Weggis with the closest landing at Hertenstein (Hertenstein SGV), which takes about 30 minutes and provides stunning views of the lake and surroundings. Please note that not all ferries stop at Hertenstein and you should check before boarding.

The Lake Lucerne Ferry Summer 2019 timetable can be found by clicking here

More information about the Lake Lucerne ferry service is available at the ferry website here


The Lidobus travels from Stella Matutina to Hertenstein landing at 10.20 daily and from Hertenstein landing to Stella Matutina at 16.23 daily. (timetable chart) This can be useful for parents/guardians looking to spend the day in town while their student is at class.


If you are arriving at a time when we won’t have shuttles available, it may be a good idea to reserve a taxi in advance from one of the Weggis taxi drivers to pick you up from the boat station in Weggis or from the Zurich airport to take you to the Stella Matutina. 


Weggis is a small town and it is easy to find ones way around. Most places are within walking distance. Lucerne is the closest big town and is approximately 30 minutes drive away by car. If you do not have access to a car, that’s not a problem. Public transportation is very safe and reliable in Switzerland. Timetables for trains, busses and boats can be found at the Weggis Tourist Information, located next to the pier by the lake. For any other queries about what to do in Weggis, please refer to the Weggis Tourist information website.

Weggis Tourism Website

Luzern Tourism Website

Zurich Tourism Website

Swiss Tourism Website