Overview Lucerne

Visiting Lucerne

Lucerne, equally accessible to world-renowned Alps skiing and the vibrant markets of northern Italy, certainly wins points for location. Inside the city limits, why not head indoors to one of the ten town museums—among them the famous Swiss Transport Museum. Outdoors, you may feel inspired to explore every nook and cranny of Lake Lucerne aboard a steamboat or head to one of the surrounding pre-alpine summits via a nostalgic mountain railway.... Read More Lucerne, equally accessible to world-renowned Alps skiing and the vibrant markets of northern Italy, certainly wins points for location. Inside the city limits, why not head indoors to one of the ten town museums—among them the famous Swiss Transport Museum. Outdoors, you may feel inspired to explore every nook and cranny of Lake Lucerne aboard a steamboat or head to one of the surrounding pre-alpine summits via a nostalgic mountain railway.    Close

Stories and Tips Lucerne

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Switzerland On A Budget

Written by Jodeci527 on 08 Dec, 2011

The last stop on my month long trip was Lucerne, Switzerland. This is the city where visitors must pass through in order to visit Engelberg and Mount Titlis. There were accommodation options in Engelberg, but the prices were a bit unreasonable, so we stayed in…Read More


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Day Trip to Geneva

Written by kimca on 12 Mar, 2001

You might choose to stay the night in Geneva, rather than doing it as a daytrip, but it is possible. The ride is 3.5 hours each way and if you get an early start, you will have plenty of time. Geneva isn't as scenic as Lucerne…Read More


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Hiking up the Stanserhorn

Written by Constance on 07 Aug, 2003

After a day of exploring Lucerne, I was ready to conquer the mountains I'd been gazing at from my hotel window. A 20-minute train ride took us to the base of the Stanserhorn, where I boarded a small tram to the summit. The slow and…Read More


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Dying Lion Monument

Written by nitatravels on 07 Oct, 2004

No trip to Luzern is complete until you've visited the Dying Lion. Most people, when they think of Luzern, think of the Chapel Bridge and the Dying Lion monument. Even if you've only stopped in Luzern for a quick afternoon vist, you can easily walk…Read More


Excursions

Written by travel2000 on 02 Nov, 2000

Though I didn't have enough time to do so, next time I will definitely add a few more days to include excursions. Of particular interest are the William Tell Express, the Titlus Rotair (includes the revolving cable car) and the Golden Pass. Check out website:…Read More


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Lucerne

Written by Constance on 07 Aug, 2003

After a short train ride from Zurich, I arrived in Lucerne (Luzern) full of energy and eager to explore. I checked into my room and looked out of the window at the view. Majestic snow-capped peaks rose above a crystal lake that generated an immediate…Read More


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The Chapel Bridge

Written by lashr1999 on 18 Jul, 2005

The bridge was built in 1333. The bridge connects the two parts of the Old Town and spans the Loess River. These bridges were used to protect and defend the city. In the 17th century, various citizens put religious paintings along the length of the…Read More


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Pilatus - by train and gondola

Written by ggcahill on 13 Nov, 2004

Up to the summit of Mt Pilatus via the world's steepest cogwheel to enjoy the view. Sadly, the 73 alpine summits and countless lakes were well-hidden by clouds and rain. There was a trail through the mountain (even in the shelter of caves and tunnels, the…Read More


Blueballs in Lucerne

Written by fidgit66 on 30 Jan, 2007

So have you ever heard of the legendary blueballs festival in Lucerne, Switzerland? I have, and even participated! So here is the deal, the blueballs festival happens every year in downtown Lucerne. Everyone strips down to their nitty-gritties and rushes into the lake. I will…Read More


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Romantic Trip

Written by Laroca on 18 Aug, 2005

It was great when I traveled by wonderful places and had the opportunity to share all theses moments with my husband. We hope to be back once again. Thank you, my love, for giving me such a trip.…Read More


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