Just the sight of the Chapel Bridge with Mount Pilatus in the background will amaze you. Lucerne is the perfect city with an impressive combination of water, mountains and city. It is located on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Lucerne.
Although these two sights are loved by tourists and photographed thousands of times, it's worth taking a walk across this world-famous bridge during your city break, you simply can't miss it. By the way, the Chapel Bridge is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe.
Local mountain Pilatus
The 2128-metre-high mountain is easily reached by cogwheel railway, the highest in Europe by the way, or by gondola. A fantastic view awaits you here. Hiking in summer, tobogganing in winter or just enjoying the good air. By the way, the Christmas market on Mount Pilatus is the highest in Europe. So off you go to the mountain.
Book your trip and hotel early so you're right in the heart of it, because Carnival in Lucerne is a must.
From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village Engelberg where you board the Titlis Xpress to Stand. From there the world's first revolving cable car Titlis Rotair takes you up to Mount Titlis. Visit the glacier cave, ride the Ice Flyer chairlift or get your thrills on the Titlis Cliff Walk. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.
The funicular railroad from Schwyz to Stoos is the steepest in the world, a technical marvel. A paradise with breathtaking landscapes and views of over 10 Swiss lakes awaits you. Already the journey is an experience and takes guests to a natural paradise at 1900 meters. Tickets for the chairlift to the Klingenstock/Fronalpstock can be purchased on site. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.
Discover the Lucerne Bay aboard the panoramic motor yacht Saphir. Make yourself comfortable during the one-hour trip on the spacious seating areas and enjoy the magnificent view of the lake, the city and the mountains. Included is an audio guide app in twelve languages and free wi-fi. When: Spring: 04/20-24 at 1:30, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15 p.m. Summer: 05/25-08/09/2024 at 11:00, 12:15, 13:30, 14:45, 16:00, 17:15, Fall: 09/09-20/10/2024 at 13:30, 14:45, 16:00, 17:15. Duration: 1 hour.
The Rigi "the queen of the mountains" is a majestic mountain and impresses with an impressive panoramic view of 13 lakes. The "royal round trip" starts from Lucerne by boat to Vitznau. The cogwheel railway takes you to the Rigi at 1738 metres. A short climb takes you to the summit of Rigi Kulm. Return by cogwheel railway to Rigi Kaltbad, by cable car to Weggis and back by boat to Lucerne. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.
Enjoy a boat trip on lake Lucerne and a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. In Alpnachstad you will board the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to reach the summit. Then take the aerial cableway and the panoramic gondolas back to Kriens where you board the bus to go back to Lucerne. » When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.
All guests staying in a hotel in Lucerne receive a free Lucerne visitor card from the hotel. The ticket entitles the holder to travel free of charge by bus and train within zone 10. On the day of your arrival, your reservation confirmation serves as a transfer ticket from the railway station to your hotel.