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The Best Things to Do in Lucerne

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Things to do in Lucerne

Ski 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 £62
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 £23
Bridge
Chapel Bridge , Lucerne
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See Europe's oldest covered footbridge and view the collection of paintings depicting various scenes from Lucerne's rich history at Chapel Br
Tours from £24
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Fly high on rising thermals and enjoy bird’s-eye views over the Swiss Alps on this 1.5-hour paragliding experience from Interlaken. Travel out of the city to Beatenberg in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Following a full safety briefing, strap into your glider in tandem with your guide and soar though the skies. Take in panoramic views over Lake Thun and the snow-capped peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
Book on Viator from £143
Mountain
Rigi , Lucerne
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Surrounded by three lakes, Rigi once inspired painter J.M.W. Turner to create a series of works studying its changing views and blue sunrises
Tours from £60
Monument
Lion Monument , Lucerne
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Carved in rock to commemorate the Swiss soldiers who died during the French Revolution, the touching Lion Monument inspired Mark Twain to cal
Tours from £59

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Lucerne

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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. Take a peek at our online itinerary creator: Lucerne and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.

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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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