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Visiting Lake Luzern Lucerne

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Lake Luzern is one of the largest lakes in central Switzerland. This lake has over the years become an important part of Switzerland's transportation system. It is encircled by popular excursion mountains; this lake affords a stunning scenery.

Admire The Magnificent View at Lake Luzern

Admire The Magnificent View at Lake Luzern

1. Boat Trip

1. Boat Trip

A boat trip that's fun as well as beautiful. Enjoy the fresh lake air on an outing on Lake Luzern. You'll be fascinated by the scenery, the attractions of inland navigation and the historical places dotted along the shoreline. Numerous cruises offer musical entertainment and culinary specialities. A steamer cruise across the convolute lake of Lucerne on a sun-filled summer's day is without doubt a wonderful experience. But a trip on a late scheduled sailing through a mild summer's evening or, shortly before Christmas, toward the sea of lights that is the town of Lucerne must at least be just as unforgettable. It's one of the best things to do at Lake Luzern. The largest shipping company in Switzerland operates the necessary routes to reach many of the most important excursion destinations and mountain cableways of the region, such as the Rigi, Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Klewenalp. Special musical and culinary events are also offered on numerous scheduled and additional trips. The rich offering of delicious foods from the onboard galley provides added enjoyment and pleasure to any cruise.

2. A trip to the mountains

2. A trip to the mountains

You can sail to many destinations, mountain railways and aerial cableways in the region, such as those on the Rigi, Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Seelisberg. And in winter you can take the boat from Lucerne directly to the Klewenalp and Rigi winter sports resorts. Enjoy the picturesque views of the lake and Mount Rigi before making you way back to Lucerne.You should mark a trip to the mountains as one of the things to do at Lake Luzern.

3.  History

3. History

The German name of the lake has its origins in the four historical “forest cantons” that surround Lake Luzern: Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden and Lucerne. The oath sworn in 1291 by representatives of these cantons on the Rütli meadow by Lake Luzern laid the foundations for the Swiss Confederation. For a long time, the lake was the most important transport axis in the region. Until 1863, it was the only means of accessing the Gotthard mountain pass if you had goods to transport.

Lake Luzern Lucerne Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

There is no admission fee to do Lake Lazern tour. You can plan the things to do at Lake Lazern and enjoy your time there. There are numerous attractions, mountain railways, funiculars, aerial cableways, shops, and restaurants around the lake, so be prepared and bring some cash.

How To Get Around?

It is possible to circumnavigate the lake by train and road, though the railway route circumvents the lake even on the north side of the Rigi via Arth-Goldau. Steamers and other passenger boats ply between the different villages and towns on the lake.

What Should I Wear?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes if you plan to spend a day walking around the villages. Put your sunscreen on and wear sunglasses when it's sunny.

Lake Luzern Lucerne Facts

Best Time to Visit

The most pleasant time to visit the city is May 21st to October 14th. July and August are the busiest months, so prices will be higher and the places will be more crowded with tourists. Though the winters are extremely cold. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 77.9°F (25.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.6°F (14.8°C) at night.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You will not need a guide to enjoy the things to do at Lake Luzern tour. It is best explored by yourself and you can enjoy it with your own pace.

How To Get There?

In the city we recommend public transport, even for car enthusiasts: it's safe, reliable and gets you everywhere within no time - without having to worry about traffic jams and parking slots. For getting around in Switzerland, trains are your best option. The train network is fast, reliable and extensive. Tickets are sold on vending machines (switch them to English on the first screen) and at the counters in Lucerne main train station. You can purchase single and return tickets. Children up to 5 travel for free, from 6 - 16 years they pay the half-fare. There are around 500 licenced taxis in Lucerne and in general they are clean, safe, reliable - and expensive. It's usually easy to get one, even in rush hours. The city sets the following maximum fees for taxis: initial fee 6Sfr, 3.80Sfr/km up to 20Sfr, 3.50Sfr/km above 20Sfr, waiting time 66Sfr per hour.

Additional Info

Take a camera and try to stay in a hotel nearby this location to enjoy the view of this place fully.