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Lucerne is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country. Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name.


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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Lucerne


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1 - Lake Lucerne

   10 km away

Lake Lucerne is a lake in central Switzerland and the fourth largest in the country. The lake has a complicated shape, with several sharp bends and four arms.

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2 - Mount Pilatus

   10 km away

Pilatus, also often referred to as Mount Pilatus, is a mountain massif overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is composed of several peaks, of which the highest is named Tomlishorn.

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3 - Paragliding in Engelberg

   20 km away

Paragliding is the most simple, direct and beautiful way to fly. You get to play with gravity, nature and its elements with almost unbelievable simplicity. Fly over the spectacular Mt. Titlis Glacier in Engelberg at an altitude of 1.860 met...

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4 - Jesuit Church, Lucerne

The Lucerne Jesuit Church is a Catholic church in Lucerne, Switzerland. It is the first large Baroque church built in Switzerland north of the Alps.

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5 - Luzern

Lucerne is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country. Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name.

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6 - Helicopter tours in Lucerne

   18 km away

The Rigi, Pilatus and Lake Lucerne - 3 of the top landmarks you can find in Central Switzerland. Don't miss the opportunity to see them from above! This helicopter tour lets you enjoy some of the most wonderful views in Switzerland. You start on...

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7 - Kapellbrücke

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8 - Rigi Mountain

   13 km away
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9 - Wakeboarding in Lucerne

   11 km away

You've definitely heard of wakeboarding, but have you heard of wakesurfing? You surf the rear wave that forms behind the boat without a tow rope. The boats are outfitted with a sophisticated surfing mechanism that generates a big, never-ending wave. ...

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10 - Rigi

   14 km away

The Rigi is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different bodies of water: Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz.

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11 - Stanserhorn

   14 km away

The Stanserhorn is a mountain in Switzerland, located in the canton of Nidwalden near to the border with Obwalden, with the peak at 1,898 metres above sea level.

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12 - Skydiving in Lucerne

   18 km away

Jump from 4,000 meters over Lake Lucerne and between the Swiss Alps. Get the ultimate feeling of adrenaline while falling from a plane. Your tandem master welcomes you at the dropzone near Lucerne where you will first get a thorough ground practice s...

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13 - Niederbauen-Chulm

   22 km away

The Niederbauen-Chulm is a mountain of the Urner Alps, overlooking Lake Lucerne in Central Switzerland. Its 1,923 metre high summit is located on the border between the cantons of Nidwalden and Uri.

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14 - Bannalpsee

   22 km away

Bannalpsee is a reservoir in the municipality of Wolfenschiessen in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden. The reservoir's surface area is 16 hectares. The construction of the reservoir was decided in 1934 and completed in 1937. The reservoir is operated by Elektrizitätswerk Nidwalden.

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15 - Canyoning in Lucerne

   12 km away

Experience the ultimate kick in Central Switzerland with this beginner canyoning activity! Just 20 minutes from Lucerne and 30 minutes from Engelberg, you'll find yourself in the heart of a breathtaking mountainous landscape. Get ready for an ad...

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16 - Morschach

   24 km away

Morschach is a municipality in Schwyz District in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. It was a world-famous resort from 1869 up to the Great Depression.

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17 - Fronalpstock

   26 km away

The Fronalpstock is a mountain in Switzerland, in the Schwyzer Alps and the canton of Schwyz. It has an elevation of 1,921 metres above sea level. The summit is accessible by a chair lift from the village of Stoos.

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18 - Kleiner Mythen

   28 km away

The Kleiner Mythen is a mountain in the Schwyzer Alps of Central Switzerland. The mountain lies in the canton of Schwyz, to the east of the town of Schwyz, to the south of the village of Alpthal in the valley of the Alp river, and to the north of the Grosser Mythen.

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19 - Meisterschwanden

   28 km away

Meisterschwanden is a municipality in the district of Lenzburg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.

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20 - Hirzel

   29 km away

Hirzel is a former municipality in the district of Horgen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. On 1 January 2018 the former municipality of Hirzel merged into the municipality of Horgen.

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Why should you visit Lucerne ?


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How to visit Lucerne ?

Lucerne, Switzerland, known for its picturesque landscape and rich cultural heritage, is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and historic charm. Its stunning lakeside location, surrounded by the majestic Swiss Alps, makes it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

To reach Lucerne, the nearest international airport is Zurich Airport (ZRH), which is just an hour away by train. Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) operates regular trains from Zurich to Lucerne, making it an easy and convenient journey. Alternatively, you can also take a train from other major Swiss cities such as Basel, Bern, or Geneva.

In order to make the most of your trip, it's essential to book a few things in advance, particularly if you plan to visit popular attractions such as Mount Pilatus, Mount Rigi, or the Titlis Glacier. Purchasing a Swiss Travel Pass is highly recommended as it covers unlimited travel on trains, buses, and boats, as well as discounted fares on mountain excursions.

The cost of traveling in Lucerne can vary depending on your preferences, but it is generally considered an expensive destination. Budget travelers should expect to spend around CHF 100-150 per day, while a more comfortable daily budget would be around CHF 200-300. This includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and attraction fees.

Some of the best things to do in Lucerne include exploring the charming Old Town, walking across the iconic Chapel Bridge, visiting the historic Lion Monument, and taking a scenic boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. For adventure seekers, a trip to nearby Mount Pilatus, Mount Rigi, or the Titlis Glacier is a must.

When it comes to dining, Lucerne has a variety of options to choose from. For a traditional Swiss experience, head to Wirtshaus Galliker, which offers classic Swiss dishes such as fondue, raclette, and rosti. For something more contemporary, try Restaurant Bam Bou by Thomas, which serves up delicious fusion cuisine in an elegant setting. For a more casual meal, Grottino 1313 is a popular choice, offering wood-fired pizza and other Italian fare.

Choosing the right accommodation in Lucerne depends on your budget and preferences. For a luxurious stay, consider Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, which boasts elegant rooms, a spa, and panoramic lake views. For a more budget-friendly option, try Hotel Fox, a trendy and comfortable hotel located close to the main train station. If you prefer a more private and cozy environment, Airbnb offers various options, including apartments and chalets.

Off the beaten path: For an unusual travel experience in Lucerne, consider exploring the Richard Wagner Museum, dedicated to the life and works of the famous composer who once called Lucerne home. This unique museum is housed in Wagner's former residence and features a collection of his personal items, musical instruments, and original manuscripts. Another offbeat experience is a visit to the Glacier Garden, an intriguing natural monument consisting of glacial potholes and giant boulders, offering insight into the region's geological history.




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Lucerne is set in a wonderful mountain world



Overlooking the beautiful Lake Lucerne, with the Swiss Alps in the background and the tinkling of cowbells




the picturesque city of Lucerne is definitely one of the most attractive parts of Switzerland. Here you can breathe in the fresh mountain air, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and give your taste buds a taste of paradise with its many chocolate shops.

Lucerne may be a small community, but it has a rich history and a remarkable architectural heritage. From medieval treasures such as the covered bridge of the Chapel to the ancestral splendors of the Glacier Garden and the impressive peaks of Mount Pilatus, the city is full of postcard-worthy wonders. From the charm of the old town to the swans on Schwanenplatz, there is no doubt that your stay in Lucerne will leave you with unforgettable memories.
With its many sights, attractive stores, pleasant lakeside location, and proximity to the Rigi, Mount Pilatus, and the Stanserhorn, all of which are nearby excursion destinations,

Lucerne is a prime tourist destination for tourists traveling through Switzerland.



The Chapel Bridge, dating from the Middle Ages, is considered the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe. Another city landmark is the Musegg wall
In the pedestrianized old town, historic houses line picturesque squares, such as the Weinmarkt.
Lucerne is a city of squares and churches The Dying Lion, carved into the rock as a tribute to the heroism of the Swiss who died in the Tuileries in 1792, is one of the most famous Swiss monuments. And with the 112-meter long Bourbaki panorama, Lucerne has one of the few preserved monumental circular paintings in the world.

In Lucerne, tradition, and modernity meet, and the city has also made a name for itself in innovative design. The futuristic Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) by French architect Jean Nouvel is one of the architectural highlights. 

Lucerne is an ideal starting point for many excursions to the highlights of Central Switzerland



A trip to Mount Pilatus or the Rigi, the queen of mountains, Lucerne's landmark mountains, is a must.
A trip to the Stanserhorn, the Bürgenstock, or a steamboat cruise on Lake Lucerne is also a must. The Gotthard Panorama Express from Lucerne crosses Lake Lucerne to the foot of the Gotthard Pass and then takes passengers by train to Ticino on the southern side of the Alps. From Lucerne, the "Kirsch Route" takes you to the cherry orchards and the discovery of the cherry brandy

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Where to go in Lucerne?

Here is our list of best attractions in Lucerne

  • Lake Lucerne.
  • Mt. Rigi. 
  • Chapel Bridge.
  • The old town of Lucerne. 
  • Swiss Museum of Transport. 
  • Lion of Lucerne.
  • Lucerne train station. 
  • The Nine Towers.

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From medieval treasures such as the covered bridge of the Chapel to the ancient splendors of the Glacier Garden and the impressive peaks of Mount Pilatus, the city is full of postcard-worthy wonders.













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