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Things to Do In Lucerne

  • Experience and explore the magnificently preserved and ornamented Old Town on foot.
  • Take a stroll down the 14th century Kapellbrucke Bridge across the Reuss River in the old town.
  • Watch a live show or a performance at the Culture and Convention Centre of Lucerne (KKL)
  • Go museum hopping with Swiss Museum of Transport– a unique museum for transport and communication— being a prominent feature in the list.
  • A short bus ride to Richard Wagner Museum is must-see destination for music lovers.
  • For music buffs Lucerne’s musical calendar has a lot to offer. The famous Lucerne Festival is a series of classical music concerts held throughout the year (Easter, summer, November). Blue Balls Festival is another important music festival in Switzerland in which International stars take to the stage in lakeside venues and in the Culture and Convention Centre (July). Summer Night Festival (Luzernfest) around the lakeside in August and Lucerne Blues Festival in November also play host to a number of culture aficionados and music lovers from different parts of the globe.
  • One can also attend a variety festivals and popular events such as Luzerner Fasnacht— one of the most original and colourful carnival events in Switzerland held in February— and Fumetto, an International Comics Festival that presents comic art from the avant-garde and independent scene every spring.
  • A sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne is must to experience the beauty of the pristine lake. Different cruises are offered by paddlewheel steamers (pedalos) and motor vessels.
  • Famous Swiss sites like Mount Rigi and the Rütli Meadow are popular among tourists for short sojourns.
  • Single day trips to Pilatus, Stanserhorn, accessible by cableways, offer picture-postcard panoramas of the regions around Lucerne.
  • Thrill-seekers can paraglide down from Pilatus and Rigi over the tranquil Lake Lucerne with its sylvan surroundings. For amateurs, tandem paragliding is possible with pilots certified by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) of Switzerland.
  • A day trip to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland via Interlaken— a scenic resort town at the foothills of the Alps. In Grindelwald, popularly known as the ‘Glacier Village,’ one can opt for a cable car ride up to the majestic Mt. First to experience the breathtaking view of the Bernese Alps at a height of 7,113 feet (2,168 meters).
  • One can take part in a number of water sports like canoeing, swimming and other activities such as sunbathing, beach volleyball at Strandbad Lido (Lido Beach).
  • Try some of the traditional delicacies like chugelipastete with diced meat and mushrooms, local cheese, including cheese fondue, bundnernusstorte, the famous Swiss chocolates and many more. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes by the lake which not only delicious dishes but also a fascinating view.
  • Shopaholics can either visit the magnificent souvenir shops with rare artefacts in the Old Town or splurge on exquisite watches, world famous Swiss chocolates and equally premium Swiss knives.
  • Lucerne can be used as a very good base for discovering the rest of Central Switzerland, using the Swiss Federal Railway, the Schifffahrt. Vierwaldstättersee, or any one of the several private rail or boat companies.
  • Take the Golden Round Trip, which takes you by boat across Lake Lucerne and on the world’s steepest cog railway to the top of Mount Pilatus for great views across the surrounding areas.
  • Experience and explore the magnificently preserved and ornamented Old Town on foot.
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Free Things to Do In LUCERNE