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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  • As my id on tripadvisor suggests, I have done hundreds of cruises across the world. I didn't think any small inland water body can surprise me. Well! Lake luzern didn't just surprise me, it blew me aw...  more »
  • A beautiful stroll the shore of Lake is a special programming and quiet before a stop to eat and drink. @andre_linheiro
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  • The lakes of Switzerland are all so beautiful and pristine. I never knew lake water could be so clear and clean especially so close to such a big town. To be able to see the bottom of a lake that you ...  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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