Top attractions in Lucerne
Lucerne, founding city of Switzerland's Everlasting League, has been a tourism destination for centuries. Its attracted many historically notable figures, including the respected author Mark Twain! Its delightful old town is particularly well-preserved and full of historic beautiful sights!
Lucerne's reputation is preceded by its sparkling lake!
This 14th century wall was built for the purpose of defense and comes with several towers, all of which were used for different purposes.
The peak of the mountain overlooking Lucerne can be reached by cogwheel railway - in fact, the highest of its kind. You can go tobogganing on Mount Pilatus, even in the summer!
Chapel Bridge crosses the River Reuss. It is crafted out of wood and contains many paintings from the 17th century to enjoy on a leisurely stroll across the pedestrian-only bridge.
Did you know that Lucerne is nicknamed the City of Lights? Legend has it that an angel shone a light to St. Nicholas here, and so a chapel was built in his honor.
Despite its name, the delights at this museum aren't just limited to transport - there's a planetarium and even a multimedia adventure through the world of Lindt chocolate!
Picasso and Klee are just two of the artists whose works are showcased in this small museum, which also hosts concerts from time to time!
Although Switzerland actually has four official languages, German is the one spoken in Lucerne!
Make sure you're adequately protected with sunscreen - especially if you go up into the mountains!
You can explore Lucerne by bus, rent a bike, and even take a boat across the lake.
For the chance to try some regional produce, get yourself to the farmers' market next to the River Reuss every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday morning.
- CurrencyFranc (CHF)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+41
- Best time to visitJune through September offers perfect conditions for outdoor pursuits, but its also peak tourist season so accommodation books up fast! For winter sport enthusiasts the best time is late November to April, when snow is just beginning to thaw into Spring.
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What people are saying about Lucerne
Ralph is an excellent guide. He takes you places you would never be able to go and see. Would highly recommend this tour and Ralph!!
After weeks of travelling and organising all our activities, it was delightful to have someone else doing it for us and, as hoped, doing it very well. From the beginning - turn left out of the Lucerne train station to find the meeting point in Starbucks - Juan, our guide, communicated all information clearly, in a friendly, personable manner. The stunning scenery and awe inspiring transport there and back, made it a wonderful day and money very well spent.
With the costs of everything in Switzerland, this trip was super affordable. The gondola was fun, plenty of time to explore atop the mountain with majestic views (even if the clouds are below you), then the exciting train ride down followed by a fun, leisurely boat ride across the sea. HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS TRIP!!
Loved it! Only wish the English audio would not have quit half way through the ride.
The Rigi region is wonderful especially in good weather, but you should need more information from the organizers. You should know the timetable of the all of the trains in advance in order to organize your trip. My suggestion for the Get Your Guide: you should show the time table of the trains in a pdf form for the travellers on your website.