Surrounding area

The city of lights, Lucerne has a lot to offer for young and old: Whether you want to climb mountains, experience a day at the museum, or simply unwind and enjoy the panorama of the lake Lucerne. Only an hour away from Zurich, Basel and Bern and accessible by direct train connections, Lucerne also offers the perfect base for a longer stay.

Famous Sights  Swimming Pools  Sea & Navigation  Mountains

Lucerne's most famous sights

You don't have much time in Lucerne and want to discover the most important sights and create the perfect postcard picture? Then we have prepared a quick tour of the city here:

  1. Hof church
  2. Lions' monument
  3. Musegg wall (old town wall)
  4. Spreuer bridge
  5. Jesuits' church
  6. Kappel bridge
  7. Lucerne's old town

Lucerne swimming pools

Lido Luzern

Are you longing for a day at the beach, or are your children allowed to let off some steam? Then the nearby Lido Luzern is just the place. The Lido has its origins in 1929 and with its 45,000 m2 it's one of the largest swimming complexes in Switzerland. With its diverse range of facilities including a beach, playground, catering options and beach volleyball courts, every member of the family will have a dreamy summer day.  

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Seebad Luzern

The lakeside pool is small but nice. The house is built directly on the lake and offers places to sunbathe on the roof as well as on the basement. Everyone from their mid-20s onwards who wants to spend a quiet day by the lake gathers here. A small entrance fee is charged, but in return you get sunshades and you can safely lock up your valuables. A bar offers refreshing drinks, snacks and ice cream.

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Sea & Navigation

As beautifully as lake Lucerne unfolds in front of the windows of the Seeburg, the lake is important for the region. In the past, it was central as a hub of trade and an important strategic tool. Today it's the centre of leisure. On the one hand, it serves individual boat traffic, but on the other hand, it also serves the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company (Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee SGV), which provides public transport and thus still brings commuters from the lake communities to the city of Lucerne. Our next mooring station is still the Verkehrshaus/Lido station, as the Seeburg mooring is under revision.

Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee SGV

Mountains of the lake Lucerne


The Pilatus - affectionately known as Dragon Mountain - is Lucerne's local mountain. With the "Golden Round Trip" ticket, you travel by boat to Alpnachstad and then change to the world's steepest cogwheel railway. Once you reach Pilatus Kulm, you can enjoy the sun above the sea of fog or simply let yourself be enchanted by the view over Central Switzerland and lake Lucerne. Then you take the "Dragon Ride" cable car to Fräkmüntegg, where a rope park awaits the adventurous. Afterwards you continue with the Panorama Gondola to Drachenalp. From Krienseregg you can glide further down the valley on the gondola or hike to the Kriens valley station. In less than 30 minutes you can reach the Hotel Seeburg by bus in the direction of Lucerne's railway station. 

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The Rigi - queen of the mountains - is easily accessible from all sides thanks to its nine cableways. The Rigi railways can already look back on a 150-year history. The ascent on Europe's oldest cogwheel railway begins in Vitznau. Once at the top, the Rigi offers many different activities in addition to a spectacular panorama: hiking and walking trails, a rope park, several playgrounds and many barbecue areas. The Rigi is also home to alpine cheese dairies that process the milk directly into the famous Swiss cheeses. 

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The imposing Stanserhorn can be reached by train in the direction of Stans. For all convertible lovers, the convertible aerial cable car is a great upgrade, giving you plenty of opportunities for proper postcard pictures already during the ascent. Once at the top, you will experience a breathtaking view over Central Switzerland. To savour the impressions in peace and quietness, treat yourself to "Älplermagrone" in the revolving restaurant "Rondorama". If you suddenly hear a whistle, don't be alarmed, there is probably a marmot near you; if you don't spot it, the rangers will be happy to help you. 

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