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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  • Beautiful place, with a beautiful landscape with snow-covered mountains in the background. We didn't do the boat tour, but the view is breathtaking.
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  • Visual beautiful with ducks and swans. Crosses the city and brings a special scenario. We were in the winter, that didn't stop us from enjoying your beauty and walk to their banks.
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  • Beautiful cruise on a beautiful lake. It was freezing cold but the view is magnificient. We choose the stop Weggis and makde our way from there. Cruise is a great way to enjoy the scenery of Lake Luze...  more »
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  • What a really nice place to base your self. This is a huge lake in a most picturesque environment. We walked, cycled and just enjoyed our selves. Always in view of the Lake.
  • Wide lake, clear water, great view. We have barbecue here at Erwin House 🏡
  • Beautiful surroundings, crystal clear water, astounding view over the horizon.. Such a great place to be..
  • Nature at its best. Excellent views from the cruise in the lake
  • Lake Lucerne, it is almost too nice to describe in words. Come and see for yourself and look for more pictures ... ::-)

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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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