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traditional main departure point for SGV services has been the
several piers at the Bahnhofquai, which takes its name from being
directly in front of the railway station. The statue-topped
decorative arch of the former station building, seen behind the
funnel of PS Unterwalden (in 1997) above, was retained when the
classical building was removed and replaced by a larger modern
structure. Mount Pilatus dominates the view over the
The view out over the
Vierwaldstattersee is dominated by Mount Rigi. PS Uri reverses out on
an afternoon servicein 1997 to Weggis and Vitznau, two resorts which
nestle between the lakeside and the foot of Rigi.
Local services provided by smaller
motor vessels use piers on the opposite bank of the river from the
Bahnhofquai. MV Rutli is seen in 1999.