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Things to do in Lucerne

Do the Goldene Rundfahrt Tour, Visit the Swiss Museum of Transport, Walk on the Chapel Bridge, Visit the Glacier Garden, Dine on Lucerne Lake, Walk around the Old Town, Get Clicked against the Lion Monument, Spend time at Bourbaki-Panorama and Attend a Concert at KKL.

Lucerne is a vibrant Swiss city which packs the best of the entire country and therefore, the list of things to do in Lucerne has got to be extensive! When in Lucerne you can do everything from climbing to the peaks of mountains like Pilatus to walking amongst natural potholes created during the last ice age!  You can spend your day discovering wooden bridges that date back to the 14th century or visit museums like the Swiss Transport Museum and stand face-to-face with an actual space satellite! Lucerne has a lot to offer, be it art, culture or history!

You can walk into panorama museums with portraits that stretch for 112 metres in width at Bourbaki. Or, you can sit on rooftop bars like the Penthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the city and the lake. Lucerne offers opportunities for adventure activities like skydiving, paragliding and canyoning along with several trails, some of which you can climb with your entire family. Where you can spend checking out the markets, shops and boutiques during the day, the night is definitely dedicated to partying!

You can spend your time playing your luck at the Grand Casino or party till you drop at venues like Roadhouse! From quaint boat rides on lakes to full-blast concerts at KKL, Lucerne is bursting with experience to be had!
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Mount Titlis Tour from Lucerne | Book Online & Get 20% off Featured
Mount Titlis Tour from Lucerne | Book Online & Get 20% off

5H

Lucerne

Explore Mount Titlis day tour with cable  through the beautiful countryside of Switzerland to Engelberg. Titlis is the highest mountain between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland. Enjoy walking to the highest suspension bridge in Europe, Cliff Walk with beautiful Titlis mountain. What to Expect:Ride the world's first fully rotating cable car Enjoy riding in the revolving cable car with mount Titlis day trip. The first-ever revolving cable car in the world allows you to enjoy 360-degree views of the glacier's crevasses.Enjoy crossing the bridge, the Cliff WalkExperience the Cliff walk, cross Europe's highest suspension bridge. Feel the excitement while you reach the 3,000 meters above ground of the mountain and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-covered Alps.  Meet Snow PenguinsVisit the Glacier Cave, slide down the slopes at the Glacier Park and enjoy snow activities. Slide down the slopes at the Glacier Park and make your own snow. Local English speaking guideThe guide can speak English, German, and Spanish. The tour guide will tell you about the history and enjoy the beautiful way of the countryside of Switzerland to Engelberg.Know Before You Go:Starting time: 12.30 pmEnd time: 06.00 pmReaching There:Frankenstrasse 2-4 (on a sidewalk), 6003 LucerneYou can reach here by trains EC/EXT/IC/IC21/IR/IR15/IR26/IR27/IR70/IR75/RE/S1/S3/S4/S5/S6/S9/S44/S55/S61/S99/VAE to Lucerne train station. Frankenstrasse street is settled in a side street next to it. - Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins- The Mount Titlis day tour with Cable car from Lucerne voucher is valid only on the date and time specified- Child ticket age is 6-15 for Mount Titlis day trip.- Children aged 0-6 years can participate free of charge but need to make a booking.
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INR 11,249

INR 8,999

Swiss Museum of Transport Tickets, Book @ Flat 15% off Featured
Swiss Museum of Transport Tickets, Book @ Flat 15% off

7H

Lucerne

Are you a lover of trains, planes, automobiles, and other forms of transportation then this is the deal for you. Get a ticket to the Swiss museum of transport in Lucerne. The museum was opened in 1959 shows a large collection of the forms of transport. About Swiss Museum of Transport Tickets:Learn about the history and operating systems of all road, rail, water, and air-borne mobility, and even space travel transports at the Swiss Museum of transport. Interact with the 3,000+ displays and visit the Aviation hall where the high-tech simulators will give you the realistic feeling of flight. You can learn to fly an airplane or helicopter using the high-tech flight simulators.Explore the history of flying machines with a large aerial photo collection. Get to know about the communication technology at the Media World. Swiss Museum Of Transport Ticket options:Ticket to Swiss Museum of transport and entrance ticket to Media World.Ticket to Swiss Museum of transport, entrance ticket to Media World with a visit to Swiss chocolate adventure and access to the daily screenings/shows in the Filmtheatre and Planetarium.The Swiss chocolate adventure in German, Chocolate tasting session by a Lindt master chocolatier and audio guide in French, Italian, English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, and Portuguese languages. Museum Opening Hours: 10:00 am-05:00 pmLocation:Swiss Museum of Transport, Lidostrasse 5, CH-6006 LucerneHow to reach Swiss Museum Of Transport:By train- From Lucerne railway station take S3 or Voralpen-Express for 8 minutes and get off at stop Luzern VerkehrshausBy bus- Take bus number 6, 8 or 24 to bus stop Verkehrshaus and walk for 3-4 minutes to the museum entranceNote:Children aged 6-15 years can book the child Swiss Museum of Transport ticket.The minimum recommended age for the daily travelers at the Filmtheatre and Planetarium is age 6 years.
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INR 1,325

INR 1,126

Mount Titlis Tour, Book Now @ Flat 25% off Featured
Mount Titlis Tour, Book Now @ Flat 25% off

5H

Lucerne

Experience Mount Titlis eternal snow half-day tour with a guide. The Mt. Titlis offers spectacular mountain views and snow-themed attractions. The cableway from the Alpine village of Engelberg to the peak of the mountain is the best thing to do here. What to expect on Mount Titlis Tour:Visit the highest point in Switzerland, Mt. TitlisExplore Mt. Titlis and enjoy cablecar ride with an English speaking guide. Mount Titlis tour offers the transportation by deluxe motorcoach. Admire the views from the top of the mountain with snow and rocks.Enjoy the snow attractionsSpend your 2- hours enjoying four spectacular attractions and ride on the Ice Flyer. Ride on the Ice Flyer chairlift, slide down on the slopes while snow tubing in the glacier park. Enjoy crossing the bridge, the Cliff Walk Experience the thrill at the famous Titlis Cliff walk and visit the glacier cave which is filled by the millions of ice crystals in a frozen underground grotto. You'll see the amazing views of the mountains while enjoying a cable car ride.Panoramic View of Nature AroundThe Mount Titlis tour offers you the amazing views of the alpine world of rocks and snow from the vantage point, Mt. Titlis. Grab the deal and head for a fun day out with family or friends. Know before you go:Starting time: 11.00 amMeeting pint: Frankenstrasse 1, 6003 Lucerne, in front of Mc Donald's located outside the main train station in Lucerne. How to reach:By bus: Ride bus 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19 or 20 to Kantonalbank stop. From the stop, walk for 30 meters in Hirschmattstrasse and then turn right onto Frankenstrasse. The meetup point is in 150 meters- Children aged 6-15 years can book the child ticket for Mount Titlis tour.- Children aged 0-5 years can participate free of charge but need to make a booking to get the voucher for Mount Titlis trip.
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93 Ratings

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INR 11,906

INR 8,929

Jungfraujoch Tour from Lucerne, Book Now @ Flat 20% off Featured
Jungfraujoch Tour from Lucerne, Book Now @ Flat 20% off

10H

Lucerne

Jungfraujoch is a saddle in the Bernese Alps, connecting the peaks Jungfrau and Mönch. Sphinx Observation Terrace is an ideal place for various research projects in the fields of geology, astronomy, and more. Visit Alpine Sensation, Sphinx Observation Terrace, Ice Palace, Plateau with Jungfraujoch day trip. What to Expect:Visit Jungfraujoch- Mountain blessed by an angelDo you know, according to an old Swiss tale the Jungfraujoch mountain is blessed by an angel? Make a wish here and maybe the angle makes your wish true. You will visit the UNESCO-listed Aletsch Glacier where you will see the largest glacier in the Alps. An experienced naturalist guide Start your tour with an expert guide. The guide can speak English, Spanish and German as well. You will get to know about the area and attractions from the guide. The good thing is the guide is local from the Lucerne.Sit back & relax in A/C coach Step onto the highest train station in Europe, Top of Europe and enjoy a scenic ride on a cogwheel railway and views of the highest station in Europe. Visit Ice palace, the railroad station at Switzerland's Jungfraujoch is the highest in Europe. You can drop by any of the restaurants for meals (at own cost). Panoramic View Of Nature AroundAdmire the views of the snow-capped mountain chains of the Jungfrau region. As you will hop into the cogwheel train, marvel at the stunning views of the world-famous mountain ranges.Know Before You Go:Starting time: 08:45 amEnd time: 07:00 pmReaching there:The tour will start from Frankenstrasse 2-4 (on a sidewalk), 6003 Lucerne. You can reach here by train EC, EXT, IC, IC21, IR, IR15, IR26, IR27, IR70, IR75, RE, S1, S3, S4, S5, S6, S9, S44, S55, S61, S99, and VAE to Lucerne train station. Frankenstrasse street is settled in a side street next to it.- Children aged 0-5 can join the Jungfraujoch day trip for free but reservation required.- Children aged 6-15 years can book the child ticket for the day trip to Jungfraujoch.- Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins
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92 Ratings

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INR 19,874

INR 15,899

Panorama Yacht Saphir Cruise in Lucerne, Book @ 20% off Featured
Panorama Yacht Saphir Cruise in Lucerne, Book @ 20% off

1H

Lucerne

Enjoy the luxurious and spacious 1-hour panorama yacht Saphir cruise in Lucerne. Admire the scenic views of Lucerne lake, landscapes, and attractions. This 1-hour cruise will definitely make you feel nature connected with the lavish experience.What to expect on Panorama Yacht Saphir :Go on a luxurious 1-hour cruise around Lake LucerneAdmire the scenic view of Lucerne’s town and natural landscapes. You can enjoy drinks or delicious snacks at the yacht’s restaurant on the main deck at your own expenses. Enjoy Panorama Yacht Saphir Cruise in LucerneHop on the Yacht Saphir cruise and admire the scenic views of Lucerne's city. You can grab some refreshing drink or a delicious savory snack at the yacht’s restaurant on the main deck.The onboard audio guide set to a preferred languageGet to know about the history of the area with an audio guide. The audio guide offers the English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic languages. You can choose any preferred language as you like. Know before you go:Cruise timings:12:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pmHow to reach:The tour will start from Pier 7, Schweizerhofquai, Lucerne. You can reach here by taking a bus 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 19, 22, 23, 24, or 25 to Schwanenplatz. - For a child, ticket age is 6-15- For an adult, ticket age is 16+- Please reach 15 minutes before the cruise departs
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138 Ratings

5.0

138 Ratings

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INR 1,687

INR 1,349

Lucerne City Walking Tour | Book Now & Get Flat 25% off Featured
Lucerne City Walking Tour | Book Now & Get Flat 25% off

2H

Lucerne

Get the chance to explore the architecture of 17th-century Church, and sceneries as you visit the Chapel Bridge on Lucerne walking tour. Explore Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne. What to expect:Explore history & culture on Lucerne City Walking TourAdmire the city's historic streets and iconic sights and attractions with Lucerne walking tour. See the scenic beauty of town at the Chapel Bridge, St. Peter’s Chapel, 17th-century Jesuit Church.Visit the most famous attractions in Lucerne Grab a chance to explore all the iconic attractions in Lucerne. Explore the hidden streets and history of Lucerne at Old Town. Listen to the stories of the stunning 17th-century Jesuit Church and admire the stunning architecture of the building. English speaking guide included Lucerne walking tour avails you an English speaking guide. The guide is local from Lucerne and knows the places very well. He will tell the secrets and facts about the attractions. A chance to make new friendsUncover the stories of the stunning 17th-century with group members and see the architecture. This walking tour of Lucerne is a group tour and offers you to make new friends so don’t miss the chance to book this unforgettable experience.  Know before you go:Meet up time: 09:30 amStarting point: Inside the Tourist Information Centre at the Main Train Station, next to Platform 3 (Zentralstrasse, 5, Lucerne)How to reach:By train- Take any of the following trains to Lucerne train station: EC/EXT/IC/IC21/IR/IR15/IR26/IR27/IR70/IR75/RE/S1/S3/S4/S5/S6/S9/S44/S55/S61/S99/VAE- Children aged 6-16 years can book the child ticket for the walking tour in Lucerne.- Children aged 0-5 years can join for free.
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144 Ratings

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144 Ratings

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INR 1,772

INR 1,329

Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne @ Flat 20% off Featured
Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne @ Flat 20% off

10H

Lucerne

Explore two most famous mountain resorts, Grindelwald and Interlaken with a day trip to Grindelwald. Grindelwald, a village in Switzerland’s the Bernese Alps famous for skiing in winter and hiking. Interlaken is a traditional resort town in the mountainous Bernese Oberland region. About the Interlaken And Grindelwald Day Trip From Lucerne: Meet up with the guide and start your day trip to Grindelwald. Start the tour from Lucerne through the countryside to Interlaken and then to Grindelwald, a picture-perfect Swiss resort. Visit the world-famous triple peaks, Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. Admire the beauty of Jungfrau mountain, according to an old Swiss tale is blessed by an angel. You can enjoy a cable car ride, the Cliff Walk, or the Trottibike (at own cost). Now day trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken takes you to your next destination, Interlaken. You will be going to the shopping paradise here. Visit the handicraft shops and buy yourself jewelry and watches. Visit the famous film locations of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and more at Grindelwald.  Starting time: 09.00 amLocation: Frankenstrasse 2-4 (on a sidewalk), 6003 LucerneHow to reach:You can easily reach here by trains- EC/EXT/IC/IC21/IR/IR15/IR26/IR27 to Lucerne train station. Frankenstrasse street is settled in a side street next to it. Note:Children aged 6-15 years can book the child ticket for Grindelwald & Interlaken day trip.Children aged 0-6 years can participate free of charge but need to make a booking to get the voucher for day trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken from Lucerne.
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58 Ratings

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58 Ratings

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INR 7,128

INR 5,702

Mt Pilatus from Lucerne, Book Online @ Flat 25% off Featured
Mt Pilatus from Lucerne, Book Online @ Flat 25% off

4H

Lucerne

Experience the Mt Pilatus day tour from Lucerne and visit Mt Pilatus- the Mountain of Dragons. The mountain 2,132 meters above sea level. Ride up or down with the world’s steepest cogwheel train from the top of the mountain. About Mt Pilatus Day Trip from Lucerne with Cogwheel Railway Ticket:Grab a chance to ride the gondola up to Frakmuntegg and then to the aerial cableway called the Dragon Ride. The best part is, its panoramic windows will surely take you to cloud 9. You’ll reach the summit of Mt Pilatus. Enjoy the alpine scenery, hiking up to one of the peaks, relaxing on the terrace or enjoy the meal on your own in one of the restaurants on-site. After enjoying all this here comes the best part of Mt Pilatus day trip from Lucerne. Hop into the great descent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway. With a cogwheel train, you will be enjoying a thrilling ride to the Alpnachstad. After the ride, you will head back to Lucerne and your tour ends here with the great memories.  Timings: 8:45 AMMeetup Location: Kriens Valley StationHow to reach:Cableway- Address: Kriens Valley Station, Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens/LuzernHow to get there: From Lucerne train station, take bus No. 1 in direction to Kriens to stop ‘Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus’ (approx. 15 minutes). Then walk for about 5 minutes to valley station Kriens.Cogwheel railway-  Alpnachstad Valley Station, Brünigstrasse 2, 6053 Alpnachstad. You can reach here by train, Alpnachstad train station is across the street from the cogwheel railway station in Alpnachstad. The train journey back to Lucerne is about 20 minutes, or by boat, the ferry terminal is located about 100 meters from the cogwheel train station in Alpnachstad, on the opposite side of the train station. Note:You must present a printed voucher for this Mt Pilatus day tour from LucerneChildren aged 6-15 years can book the child ticket for the day trip to Mt Pilatus.Children aged 0-6 years can participate free of charge.
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INR 7,106

INR 5,329

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21 December 2020
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Riding on a supremely comfortable coach through the picturesque landscapes, the Jungfraujoch Trip was a once in a lifetime experience for me. The entire journey was just really beautiful and we had a ton of fun throughout the voyage.
06 February 2020
Excellent
I was traveling with my family and it was a great journey. We were able to capture some amazing shots of the natural delight the place had to offer. The kids had a lot of fun. The customer support team of thrillophilia was also very helpful in clearing out a number of doubts I had about the tour. Remember to carry your voucher with you, a mobile voucher with you will also do, if not physical.
27 December 2019
Excellent
Visited the church, the chapel, and many other historic sites around the place. It was really engaging and we got to learn a lot about the culture of the place. The guide was well informed. Don't forget to carry enough water to the trip. There is a lot of walking around to do and you would not want to get thirsty. All the best for your trip!
16 February 2020
Excellent
If you love to indulge in some adventure with your family and friends, the Mount Titlis is the place to be. To start with, the package is totally affordable and delivers every bit of it. The view from the cliff walk is surreal. The safety is on it's place and the guide too is very good there.
06 January 2020
Excellent
A wide variety of activities to do, loved playing with the show and the cliff walk was something out of this world. I was scared at first for the event but then the guide there really helped me get over it. It was a magical experience, one should definitely try.
10 February 2020
Excellent
The place is perfect for half a day trip. It takes around 5 hours to completely enjoy every part of the museum and it is the place worth visiting. Everything about the museum is great, I mean the first thought in my head when I heard the museum was boring but the Swiss Museum Of Transport is completely opposite. There are a ton of fun activities to do and cars to admire.
28 August 2019
Superb
We took a ton of pictures and explored a number of ancient and modern transportation vehicles. Overall, a fun place to visit.
23 January 2020
Excellent
The Mount Titlis Day Tour with Cable Car was a delightful experience for me. I was traveling with my spouse. The views were gorgeous and something that I can never forget about, it was dramatically gorgeous. If you are visiting Switzerland then Mount Titlis cable car ride is a great way to spend some time in the arms of nature and enjoy a great time. I was also able to capture some really good photos of the cute little snow penguins.
17 October 2019
Superb
The best time I spent with my family throughout our Switzerland tour was with Mount Titlis Day. The cliff walk was really amazing and my family was thrilled to enjoy such a breathtaking view from so high up. The tickets are also very reasonably priced and believe me I searched a lot of the tickets and found the best price here at Thrillophilia.
10 February 2020
Excellent
The fully rotating cable car experience topped with interacting with the snow penguins makes for a really fun time to enjoy. I recommend everyone should once visit the Mount Titlis and do the Cable Car ride. And I must say that the view from the cable car was amazing.

People Also Ask About Lucerne Things To Do

  1. Which are the best things to do in Lucerne?

    1. Do the Goldene Rundfahrt Tour
    Mount Pilatus is a major peak situated to the south of Lucerne and stands at a staggering height of 2,128 metres above sea level! If you are in Lucerne for the summers, you must definitely do the Goldene Rundfahrt or the Golden Tour.

    For the tour, you start on a paddle steamer from Lucerne and then take the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the mountain. The summit is then accessed by the ‘Dragon Ride’ aerial cableway and once you have enjoyed your days amidst mesmerizing views, you can come down on a gondola cableway.

    Location: Mount Pilatus
    Price: Starting from 103 CHF or 7,500
    Timings: May to October (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

    2. Visit the Swiss Museum of Transport
    The Swiss Museum of Transport has made its place in the top things to do in Lucerne as it is not just a display of Switzerland’s best transportation but is much more than that! The museum is home to Switzerland’s first IMAX theatre, a planetarium, a 1:20,0000 scale photo of Switzerland taken from space and Swiss Chocolate Adventures.

    On the transport front, you can expect to encounter one of the country’s earliest trains, cars and aircraft at the museum.

    Location: Lidostrasse 5, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland
    Price: 26 CHF or Rs. 1,900
    Timings: Daily; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    3. Walk on the Chapel Bridge
    The Chapel Bridge is not only the oldest monument of Lucerne but also the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge! The bridge stands on the Reuss river and connects the edges by running diagonally for 200 metres.

    The covered wooden bridge dates back to the 14th century and has several portraits on its roof that date back to the 17th century. There are only about 30 paintings that remain after the bridge caught fire in 1993, leading to heavy destruction.

    Walking on the bridge is one of the most popular things to do in Lucerne and you can visit a souvenir shop in the basement to buy memorabilia!

    Location: Kapellbrücke, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland
    Price: Free

    4. Visit the Glacier Garden
    If you are looking for things off the beaten track, then visiting the Glacier Garden is definitely amongst the top 10 things to do in Lucerne. Glacier Gardens have been made at a natural site which was discovered back in 1872.

    The highlights of the place include a group of potholes that were created during the last ice age, some 20,000 years ago. What makes the place even more interesting are the fossils of shellfish and palm fronds found in the area which date back some 20 million years.

    This place is believed to be the shore of a subtropical sea that existed millions of years ago. When here, you can also climb the observation tower to enjoy uninterrupted views of Lucerne and the surrounding peaks.

    Location: Denkmalstrasse 4, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland
    Price: 15 CHF or Rs. 1,100
    Timings: Daily; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    5. Dine on Lucerne Lake
    Lucerne Lake is the fourth largest lake in the country and stretches on for miles! You can choose to ride a boat, ferry or steamer and enjoy your day cruising. Depending on the cruise you go for, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset on the waters along with dinner or choose to have breakfast or lunch as you sail.

    Location: Lake Lucerne

    6. Walk around the Old Town
    The Old Town of Lucerne is a vibrant place where you will find something to do at practically any time in the day! The town is situated between the river and the city walls that stand intact to this day! You can spend your day walking past gorgeous buildings, visiting historic monuments and walking on scores of old bridges!

    You can always take a break from site-seeing by spending your time sipping on excellent Swiss coffee, relishing exquisite fondues or enjoying sit-down meals! The place is packed with some of the city’s best cafes and restaurants.

    Location: Old Town, Lucerne

    7. Get Clicked against the Lion Monument
    The Lion Monument is a fascinating site and a visit to the monument is a must thing-to-do in Lucerne. The monument shows a wounded lion that has been carved entirely out of a stone that forms the side of a cliff.

    The lion commemorates all the Swiss soldiers that were wounded or martyred during the French Revolution. Beneath the lion, you can see the names of all the soldiers that participated in the war. The list includes names of the 760 killed and 350 wounded soldiers.

    Location: Denkmalstrasse 4, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland
    Price: Free
    Timings: Open all-day

    8. Spend time at Bourbaki-Panorama
    The list of things to do in Lucerne is incomplete without the mention of the Bourbaki museum of art. At this museum, you can learn more about the history of the German-French war of 1870 through one of the oldest mediums found in human history, panorama.

    The museum is home to 112 metres by 10 metres large painting which depicts the different aspects of the war. You can spend time admiring the art form and educating yourself more about the history of the place.

    Location: Löwenpl. 11, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland
    Price: 12 CHF or Rs. 877
    Timings: Daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    9. Attend a Concert at KKL
    If you want to check out the local music and art scene when in Lucerne, there is no better place to go, than KKL. KKL or the Lucerne Culture and Congress Center is a large hall which has the city's concert hall, convention centre, art museum and a handful of restaurants.

    The place is almost always hosting a gig or a concert and is filled with a youthful crowd. So, if you happen to be here during a performance, try not to miss it! Apart from the vibrant music scene, KKL also impresses with its contemporary architecture; therefore, if you are an architecture enthusiast, you must visit the place at least once!

    Location: Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland
    Price: Depends on the concert
    Timings: Depends on the concert

  2. What are the things to do in Lucerne at Night?

    1. Visit the Grand Casino
    Visiting the Grand Casino is one of the top things to do in Lucerne at night if you want to get a taste of the city's vibrant nightlife! The casino is grand in every sense of the word. Not only is it situated on Europe's largest lakefront, offering some spectacular views of the waters, but it also excels in gastronomy and gourmet delights.

    You can spend a fun evening at the casino, trying your luck and simply have a great time at one of the city's prime locations.

    2. Go Pub Hopping at Roadhouse
    When in Europe, you must, at least once, pay a visit to a pub as there is nothing that compares to the experience of downing a drink at an authentic European pub! For this purpose, and for many more, Roadhouse in Lucerne has been dubbed as 'the place to be’ by many!

    The pub is open throughout the week and you every night has its own theme. When here, you can enjoy scrumptious pub food, dance to your heart's content and meet locals over a pint!

    3. Enjoy a meal with a view at Penthouse
    The Penthouse is a rooftop bar in Lucerne that not only promises excellent booze but also some amazing views of the city. You can marvel at the beauty of the city wall or point out different monuments scattered around the city as you listen to the background music and chat away the entire day’s tiredness.

    If you truly want to party, then you can visit the place during the weekends and dance to your heart’s content, for free!

    4. Attend a Concert in Casineum
    If you are in the city during the weekend, this is probably one of the best things to do in Lucerne at night. Every weekend, the Casineum hosts a range of events, from carnivals, DJ parties, fashion shows, you name it! When here, you can spend your time dancing, eating, socialising and having a great time in general!

  3. Which are the best places to enjoy shopping in Lucerne?

    1. Pilatusstrasse
    This is a popular shopping place in the newer part of the town. At Pilatusstrasse, you can shop at the high-end departmental store, Globus, visit the Casagrande Gift Shop with multiple floors filled with souvenirs or shop for accessories at Bucherer.

    The place is filled to the brim with cafes, grocery stores, jewellery stores and fashion boutiques where you can easily spend an entire day shopping to your heart’s content.

    2. Old Town
    If you want to move away from the shopping malls and enjoy a quintessentially European shopping experience, then you can cross the bridge and head over to the old town. This place has smaller shops that line the street which extends from the Hotel Schweizerhof to the Schwanenplatz. Here, you will find antique shops, shoe stores and clothing boutiques.

    3. Rathausquai
    There are several farmers markets that crop up around the town, during the weekend. The one at Rathausquai is quite popular and frequented by both the locals and the tourists. Here, you can buy everything from fresh produce of fruits and vegetables to flowers, meat, cheese, fresh pasta and sauces.

    4. Weinmarkt
    Weinmarkt hosts a handicrafts market on every first Saturday of the month, every year, from April to December. If you are in Lucerne around the time, do make sure to visit the place for some exquisite souvenirs and knick-knacks sold at the market.

    5. Hirschenplatz’ Christmas Market
    This market crops up on the lower ground floor of the Hirschenplatz train station, only in the month of December. If you happen to be here around the time, check out the market for its vibrant displays, several pop-up shops and kiosks selling everything from jewellery, clothes, footwear to confectionary goods!

    6. Burgerstrasse Flea Market
    If you love bringing home flea market finds, then you must visit the flea market at Burgerstrasse. This is a monthly market which is set up on the first Wednesday of every month, from March to December. When at the market, you can shop for everything from clothes, toys, ornaments, spices and sweets.

  4. Which are the must-visit museums in Lucerne?

    1. Glacier Garden
    This garden can be best described as the ‘garden of frozen time’ as it has been created around elements that date back to the last ice age! The garden has natural potholes that were created due to the alternating periods of hot and cold in the Earth’s history.

    When here, you can also spot fossilized palm fronds in the potholes which offer invaluable information about the planet’s history.

    2. Bourbaki Panorama
    The Bourbaki museum holds an impressive collection of panorama paintings, the largest reaching 112 metres in width! The entire collection of the museum is themed around the time when 87,000 french soldiers fled to Switzerland in the year 1871.

    3. Kunstmuseum Luzern
    This is an art museum which is located on the top floor of the Culture and Convention Center Lucerne. The impressive building of the museum was designed by the Parisian architect Jean Nouvel and puts on display rotating exhibits that deal with works of modern art. You can expect to see international pieces of art belonging to the 19th and 20th century.

    4. Richard Wagner Museum
    What was once the country manor of the celebrated composer Richard Wagner, has been converted into a museum about the personal and public history of the celebrity. You can choose to take a guided tour around the well-preserved house and learn more about the inspirations and family life of Wagner.

    5. Transport Museum
    The transport museum in Lucerne has a host of interesting aspects to it, from different modes of transport to forms of communication. The displays include locomotives from Switzerland’s first railway company, the most powerful electric engine from the 1930s, several automobiles and aircraft and a satellite too!

    The many fun displays which also include a chocolate-themed adventure, a planetarium and a large-format cinema amongst others make it Switzerland's most popular museum.

  5. Which are the best Adventure Activities to do in Lucerne?

    1. Paragliding over Lake Lucerne
    You can choose to paraglide over the beautiful, shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne. You can choose to go for shorter flights that last for around 15-20 minutes or if you are feeling adventurous, you can take the longer flights that can go up to 3 hours in length!

    If you are in Central Switzerland, tandem paragliding is one of the best things to do in Lucerne, as you can enjoy views of the Swiss Alps and of the mammoth lake!

    2. Hiking Mt. Rigi
    The Lake Lucerne region is dotted with several trails which offer panoramic views of the mountains, water and the sky! The loop that starts from Rigi Kaltbad and goes through Kaenzeli to Rigi Kulm and Chaeserenholz before coming back to Rigi Kloesterli is one such route.

    The trail runs through high peaks with 360-degree views, old dairy farms and centuries-old chapels that have sat nestled in the picturesque hills for a very long time!

    3. Skydive over Lucerne
    When in Lucerne, you can fly to the height of 4,000 metres above Lake Lucerne and then take a dive right towards the Earth! You can do this through tandem skydiving where you are strapped to a flying expert that takes care of your safety and offers instructions as you take in the sensation of free-falling and then flying!

    The views from the top are truly spectacular as you get to watch the Alps and the lake from a bird's-eye view!

    4. Canyoning
    Canyoning is a relatively new adventure sport in which you get to make your way through gorges and canyons with special gear strapped to your body. A typical canyoning trail can include anything and everything from cliff-jumping, rappelling, rock climbing, swimming and sliding through waterfalls.

    When in Lucerne, you can go on the canyoning tour through the gorges found along the Kleine Schlieren near Alpnach or the incredibly deep Grosse Melchaa gorge.

  6. How can I reach Lucerne?

    1. Flights
    If you are planning to fly into Lucerne from an international destination, you can fly to Zurich. The Zurich airport is at a distance of around 55 kilometres from Lucerne and takes around an hour to travel by road.

    On the other hand, if you are flying from a domestic location, you can also fly to Berne Airport. The Berne Airport lies at a distance of 123 kilometres from Lucerne and takes around one and a half hours to travel the distance.

    2. Trains
    Lucerne is very well-connected to the Swiss Railway Network. You can reach Lucerne from Zurich via the express train in less than 50 minutes! If you are travelling from Bern, the train journey takes around an hour and a half. Interlaken and Lucerne also have excellent interconnectivity with hourly trains running between the two cities.

    3. Road
    Swiss roads are a delight to drive upon. If you are travelling from Zurich, you can take the N14 highway and if you are coming from Bern, then you will be taking route number 10.

  7. What is the best time to visit Lucerne?

    The best time to visit Lucerne is from June to September. The weather remains pleasant and mostly clear during these months. Since Lucerne falls in the Central region of Switzerland, the early mornings and evenings tend to get cool, allowing you to enjoy some hot coffee and melted cheese fondues.

  8. What is famous in Lucerne?

    - Walking on the iconic Chapel Bridge
    - Visiting the Lion Monument
    - Spending a day at the Swiss Museum of Transport
    - Exploring the Glacier Garden
    - Taking the railway and cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus
    - Shopping in the Old Town

  9. Which is better, Lucerne or Interlaken?

    Lucerne is a much larger city than Interlaken and therefore offers many more activities, both indoors and outdoors. Lucerne has far more monuments including old bridges, chapels and mansions along with having some truly contemporary buildings like the KKL Lucerne and the Bourbaki Panorama. Lucerne also has many more museums, shops, restaurants, bars and hotels than Interlaken, making it a much more happening place.

  10. What is Lucerne known for?

    Lucerne is known as the home to its landmark Chapel Bridge which was constructed back in the 14th century. Lucerne is often referred to as the pocket-size version of Switzerland, as it packs the history, art, culture and innovation of the country in itself. Lucerne is also famously named after Switzerland’s fourth-largest lake, Lake Lucerne which forms the waterscape of the region.

  11. How safe is Lucerne?

    The only type of crime that you should be protected against, at all times, when in Lucerne is the petty crimes like pickpocketing. Otherwise, the city is generally considered safe, even for single travellers at night. There are no such no-go areas and you can wander around freely.

  12. How expensive is Lucerne Switzerland?

    You can expect to spend around CHF 1,000 per person per week when in Lucerne. This includes flight tickets, accommodation, food and other entertainment. You can always bring down the costs by preparing food for yourself, choosing hostels instead of a hotel and making reservations ahead of time.

  13. Is Lucerne worth visiting?

    Yes, Lucerne is definitely worth visiting and offers the best of Switzerland just in one city. By simply ticking off all things on the list of top 10 things to do in Lucerne, you would have experienced adventure, breathtaking natural beauty, rich and diverse culture and brilliant architecture!

  14. How do I get from Lucerne to Pilatus?

    Getting to the top of Mount Pilatus has to be one of the top 10 things to do in Lucerne. You can take a boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad which will offer you spectacular views of the lake. After getting off at Alpnachstad, you can get on the cogwheel train to the top of Pilatus. Coming back from Pilatus to Lucerne is equally exciting as you get to take a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then take a gondola down to Kriens.

  15. What is there to do in Lucerne for free?

    The list of free things to do in Lucerne is long and includes things like:
    - Walking across the iconic Chapel Bridge
    - Visiting the Lion monument
    - Exploring the old town centre
    - Enjoy views of the lakes and town from the Nine Towers
    - Go for a hike along the lakeshore

  16. How many days do you need in Lucerne?

    Three to four days should be enough for Lucerne. You can plan your days to include nature exploration and/or sightseeing and then you can visit one of the many pubs, restaurants and casinos of Lucerne to have a lively evening. You can easily spend a day or two just exploring the old town and then maybe keep a day aside for Mount Pilatus.

  17. What are the essential items that one must pack while travelling to Lucerne?

    - A pair of comfortable walking shoes as Lucerne, like most European cities, asks for a lot of walking around
    - A light jacket for the evenings if you are travelling in summer
    - A heavy jacket with proper head coverage if you are travelling in winter
    - A pair of warm gloves and thick socks for the cold season
    - A pair of hiking boots if you plan to go on hikes
    - A raincoat for the drizzly days as it rains frequently in the region
    - A thick coat to wear over you formal attire
    - A pair of smart casuals if you plan to go for fine dining, etc.
    - Enough CHF in-hand or an international credit or debit card (Euro is not accepted anywhere in Switzerland)
    - A hat to cover your head if it gets sunny during the afternoons
    - A good SPF sunscreen to protect your skin against the sun
    - Sunglasses for the protection of your eyes
    - Several layers of clothing so that you can peel off or put on clothes throughout the day, according to the changing temperatures
    - A few summer dresses if you plan to visit during peak summer months
    - A reusable water bottle which you can refill at one of the many public water fountains

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