Charming Lucerne, Switzerland, located on the sun dappled shores of Lake Lucerne, offers visitors a variety of leisure options. From gently floating on the lake or the Reuss River, which separates the city, to browsing the many museums or strolling on one of Lucerne's picturesque covered bridges, this lake paradise is an enchanting Swiss retreat.

Things to do and see:

  • View the stunning Picasso Collection at the Am Rhyn House.
  • Tour the fascinating Transport Museum with an exciting planetarium, or the fascinating Historical Museum.
  • Stroll the Altstadt (Old Town) and see the lovely Chapel Bridge.
  • Remember the Swiss Guard as you visit the historical Lion Monument.
  • Visit the baroque Jesuit Church and the gothic Franciscan Church.
  • Take a tour of nearby Mt. Pilatus for a spectacular aerial view of the city.
  • See the Town Hall, Water Tower and medieval Ritterscher Palace.
  • Sit back and relax with a romantic boat ride on the lake or down the Reuss River.

Visiting surrounding areas:

During your stay in Lucerne, take the time to explore surrounding areas. Nearby Swiss destinations include Zürich, Interlaken and Berne as well as points in Austria, Germany, Italy and Liechtenstein. The extensive Swiss rail system can take you virtually anywhere.

Suggested  Excursions:

  • Switzerland's Mount of the Dragon - Mt. Pilatus: Take the "Golden Roundtrip" to the top of Mount Pilatus. Experience a romantic boat trip across Lake Lucerne (along lake by bus in winter), the ascent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway to Pilatus Kulm (summer only, winter tramway), and the silent descent by aerial tramway and gondolas back to Lucerne.
  • Mount Rigi Excursion: Follow in Queen Victoria's footsteps on the Mount Rigi "Royal Tour." By boat or postal bus to Vitznau, then by cog rail to the top of Rigi Kulm, returning to Weggis by cablecar. The Rigi offers 90 sq km of scenic landscapes and panoramic views.
  • Mt. Titlis Excursion: Take the train through the picturesque countryside to Engelberg, then catch a gondola to Trubsee. Ride the aerial cableway to the magnificent Mt. Titlis summit to see breathtaking alpine views or explore the Ice Grotto. On the way back, you may choose to stop and enjoy a scenic hike or picnic in Trubsee or Gerschnialp.
  • Guided City Tour: "A Walk around Lucerne." Learn important, humorous and interesting facts about Lucerne's history, churches, bridges, towers, streets and squares as you journey along this walking tour.
  • Swiss Folklore Dinner & Show: Enjoy a truly unique experience with food, music and great fun! Folk music, yodeling, alphorn-blowing and traditional Swiss costumes await you as you enjoy your dinner of fondue and other Swiss specialties.