Lake Lucerne, Lucerne

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See the Alps by taking a guided boat tour on , located in the heart of Switzerland. The lake covers a total area of over 114 sq km (44 sq mi), much of its shoreline rising steeply into the surrounding mountains. Most of the visitors choose to experience this picturesque region by taking a trip on one of the paddle steamers linking the tucked-away resorts spread along the lake's shores. You can also circumnavigate the lake by road, which follows a scenic route and passes through several tunnels. However you choose to travel, be sure to visit the mountain meadow on the far southeastern shore of the lake, the birthplace of the Swiss nation. Plan your Lake Lucerne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lucerne using our Lucerne trip builder .
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  • 1 hour's drive from Zurich! If you have tour or car is recommended. On the way to sheep grazing land, enjoy the great outdoors of Switzerland! Lake is very beautiful!
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  • A fabulous Lake!!! against the backdrop of the beautiful Swiss mountains. Shining waters of azure. Well-being everywhere. Relaxed people. Clean air. A charm
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  • If you like the beautiful mountain walks enjoy is the large, busy city Luzern some getting used to. The bridge is beautiful to look at and near the traffic museum we can find a quiet spot to a park and at the lake where we could enjoy the view. Beautiful Lake but with the car some time pressure.
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Where to stay in Lucerne

Small, historical Lucerne is big in its accommodation offerings. Surrounding the bay are plenty of mid-range and upscale hotels for those looking to splurge, putting you right downtown with easy access to sights, bars, and restaurants. If your budget is tight, look into the handful of guesthouses in the city. There are limited hostels available, and they tend to be a bit farther from the city core. Be sure to book in advance to avoid missing out.
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