In his book ‘A Tramp Abroad’ Twain had mentioned: “The commerce of Lucerne consists mainly in gimcrackery of the souvenir sort; the shops are packed with Alpine crystals, photographs of scenery, and wooden and ivory carvings. I will not conceal the fact that miniature figures of the Lion of Lucerne are to be had in them. Millions of them.” There are several good department stores with acceptable prices for most items, as well as pricy specialty shops.
Lucerne’s Old town is full of shops - especially clothing and souvenirs.
Bucherer: The flagship store of Switzerland's best known watch and high-end jewelery dealer
Lucerne’s station hosts several stores which have longer opening hours then most other shops.
Williseger: A Christmas shop brimming with vintage and hand-carved decorations.
Rockstore: Keeps a solid range of quality outdoor gear and equipments for adventuring in the surrounding wilds.
Casagrande: A kitsch shop with unique items like Heidi dolls, cuckoo clocks and yodelling marmots.
Flea Market: Opens every Saturday from May to October along the Lower Strasse/ Reuss bridge and is popular simply because of its location. Small and large stalls offer a wide and eclectic mix of curios, knick-knacks and rarities.
Einkaufszentrum Löwen Center: Enjoy stress-free shopping in the city center of Lucerne. 25 providers serve a wide selection of quality products and services.
In his book ‘A Tramp Abroad’ Twain had mentioned: “The commerce of Lucerne consists mainly in gimcrackery of the souvenir sort; the shops are packed with Alpine crystals, photographs of scenery, ...