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Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby Mt. Rigi, Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis, the town is a perfect destination for a melodious trip. Lucerne is easily accessible by train from Zürich (0h45 trip), Bern (1h trip) and Basel (1h20 trip).

About Switzerland

Start your day with a guided city tour by the Lucerne Tourist Office. The Chapel Bridge, with its octagonal Water Tower is only the start of Lucerne’s many attractions: the historic Spreuer Bridge, the KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre) by Jean Nouvel, picturesque Old Town squares, beautifully adorned facades… During the scenic two-hour walk, you will hear fascinating, funny and occasionally unbelievable stories from Lucerne’s rich history.

In the afternoon explore the Swiss Transport Museum, the country’s most-visited museum and later the Sammlung Rosengart Museum known for its world-famous collection. It brings together important bodies of work by Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee, as well as masterpieces by more than 20 other artists from the impressionist and classic modern periods. This museum is a must for art lovers!

Lucerne is the ideal base for sampling some of Switzerland’s finest adventures. After a boat trip on Lake Lucerne, you can look forward to a spectacular ride on the world’s steepest cog railway up to Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne’s landmark mountain. Once at an altitude of 2,132 metres, why not sample the superb cuisine, proudly prepared for you by the chefs of Restaurant Queen Victoria?

You’ll also be amazed by the panoramic views of the Alps! Take the aerial and panorama gondola cableways down to Kriens, where a five-minute walk brings you to the bus for the trip back to Lucerne. You can, of course, do the Golden Round Trip the other way.

Our tip: In the evening enjoy a concert at KKL Lucerne which is a masterpiece of urban design and one of the world’s finest concert halls also known for hosting the prestigious Lucerne Festival.

Try the Luzerner Chügelipastete, a puff-pastry shell filled with diced veal and mushrooms in a creamy sauce.

In the city centre of Lucerne, you’ll be able to get the most prestigious brand of watch.

Luzern Tourist Board
Bahnhofstrasse 3, CH-6002 Luzern
Tel: +41 (0)41 227 17 17

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Lucerne can be found.

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Tickets verses rail pass Hi, I am looking at the following trips in Switzerland in September 2017. The cost if I buy tickets is $1,506. If I buy the Switzerland pass it costs me $753. Is it more cost effective to buy the pass or just the tickets? (...)

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Will eurail pass work with the following trip plan? will eurail pass cover zurich to lucerne, lucerne to como, como to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to salzburg, slazburg to vienna, vienna to prague, prague to dresden?

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Customer reviews

  • Value for money
    Train from Luzern to Milano | Reginaldo f. | 2015/07/26
    "Fantastic trip, on time, very comfortable and exceeded our expectations. "

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    Short trip Basel to Lucern | Martin c. | 2013/09/30
    "Train station was excellent - very easy to locate the platform in advance, including exactly where our carriage would stop. No stress at all and no rushing to the platform at the last minute. Train was on-time and very comfortable. "

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    VERY WORTHWHILE | Bernard s. | 2013/09/05