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The Best Things to Do in Lucerne

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Top attractions in Lucerne

Water Body
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)
Tours from $31
Water Body
Lake Zurich , Zurich
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Fed by crisp mountain waters, Lake Zurich once served mostly for passenger traffic and cargo transport. Today the sprawling lake counts among
Tours from $40
Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus , Kriens
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For panoramic views of Lucerne and the surrounding region, take the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Pilatus. During mediev
Tours from $66
World heritage site · Mountain
Jungfraujoch , Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Discover spectacular views of an icy Alpine wilderness at the very top of Europe by visiting Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest train stat
Tours from $155
Neighborhood
Old Town , Zurich
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The city's historic heart, the atmospheric Old Town serves as one of the area's major tourist attractions, famed for its well-preserved 19th-
Tours from $7

Lucerne

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Bridges · Wildlife Areas · Bodies of Water
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town. Visitors to the German-speaking city delight in getting lost in the medieval old town's maze of narrow streets and charming squares, as they find murals painted on nearly every building around. Located on Lake Lucerne with Mount Pilatus and Rigi overlooking it, the city is a popular location to try paragliding. As the cultural center of a rural region, Lucerne hosts many cultural and folk festivals regularly throughout the year. Add Lucerne and other Switzerland destinations to your travel plans using our Switzerland itinerary planning app.

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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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