Lake of Lucerne Travel Guide

  • The Lion Monument
    The Lion Monument
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Lake of Lucerne Things to Do

  • Verkehrshaus in Luzern

    The Verkehrshaus in Luzern is the largest museum in Switzerland for trains, cars, cablecars, aircraft etc. It is on Vierwaldstättersee in Luzern and I often visit it , when I make a visit to my uncle in Switzerland.

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  • Walk a part of the Way of Switzerland

    Take the boat to Bauen. From there you can walk to Isleten (about 40 min). Is a very good path if you have a kids wagon. In Bauen you can start on the nice beach area with a swim (Toilets, BBQ pits, Showers) Then you can follow the adventurous path along the Urnersee Through some tunnels and caverns (some of them with fire pits) that ofter a great...

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  • Hihgest Outdoorlift of Europe

    It created an absolute sensation when the hotel and railroad pioneer Franz-Josef Bucher-Durrer built the Hammetschwand lift at the Bürgenstock in 1905. The hotel resort located at 847 meters a.s.l. has been a popular vacation sport since 1872. Its attractiveness was enhanced by the spectacular path along the vertical rock face and by an exterior...

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  • Jesuit Church

    The first large sacral Baroque church in Switzerland; constructed in 1666 by Father Christoph Vogler for the Jesuits. The vault was redecorated in the mid-18th century. The original vestments of Brother Klaus, a famous Swiss patron, are stored in the inner chapel.

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  • Railway Station and Swiss trains

    Following the fire in 1971, the entire railway station was rebuilt between 1984 and 1991. The transparent entrance hall of the new station, with its elegant curved roof designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is architecturally unique. The main portal of the former station, which survived the fire, now stands as an impressive arch in the...

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  • Views of Lucerne

    If you want an amazing, panoramic view of Lucerne, the Nine Towers (Museggturme) is the place to go.The view from the towers is even more romantic during dusk. So if you do have the opportunity, be sure to take a visit, as they are open ‘til 8pm.

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  • Luzern city wall

    part of the rampart walls built in 1386; the wall is still almost entirely intact. Three towers are open to the public: Schirmer, Zyt and Männli. The oldest city clock, built by Hans Luter in 1535, is in the Zyt tower. This clock is allowed to chime every hour one minute before all the other city clocks.

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  • Pfistern

    JuZunfthaus zu PfisternKornmarkt 46000 Luzern 5Telefon: 041/410 36 50Telefax: 041/410 11 45just a really preety building which is actually a restaurant!

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  • Walk the Old City

    Old Town Lucerne is located just north of the Reuss River, and still has several fine half-timber structures with painted fronts. Remnants of the old town walls exist on the hill above Lucerne, complete with eight tall watch towers. An additional gated tower sits at the base of the hill on the banks of the Reuss River.

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  • The Old Town

    The north bank of the Reuss is home to the Old Town’s compact cluster of medieval houses, with Mühlenplatz, Weinmarkt, Hirschenplatz and Kornmarkt forming an ensemble of cobbled, fountained squares ringed by colourful facades. Modern commerce is definitely the motive force of the place these days, and it takes some imagination to conjure up the...

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  • Spreuerbrücke

    Downriver, between the Kasernenplatz and the Mühlenplatz, the Spreuerbrücke or Mill Bridge zigzags across the Reuss. This bridge, which was constructed in 1408, features a series of medieval-style 17th Century plague paintings by Kaspar Meglinger titled Dance of Death. It has a small chapel in the middle that was added in 1568.

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  • Kapellbrücke

    This bridge is located near the junction of the river and the Vierwaldstättersee, or Lake of the Four Forest Cantons (also known as Lake Lucerne). The bridge bends as it leaves the shore, then angles across the river past a stone Wasserturm (Water Tower) that is believed to have once served as the lucerna, or lighthouse, after which the town was...

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  • Bridges of Lucerne

    Two of the "must-see" attractions in Lucerne are its medieval covered bridges across the Reuss River, one of which (see photo) has become the unofficial symbol of the city. The two bridges are:

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  • Löwendenkmal-The Lion Monument

    In the early 1800s, the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen was hired to sculpt a monument to the fallen Swiss Guards. The sculpture was carved in a sandstone cliff above the city center, near Lucerne's Glacier Garden and the Panorama, and it has attracted countless visitors since its dedication in 1821.

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  • Küssnacht am Rigi

    Küssnacht am Rigi s a district and municipality in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland, consisting of three villages: Küssnacht, Immensee and Merlischachen. It is situated at the north shore of Lake Lucerne and at the south shore of Lake Zug below mount Rigi

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  • Klewenalp Hike Options

    Various options here from short panorara circular walks, a hike down to Stockalp (mainly down and through woods so not the best option we thought) From Stockalp you can take a gondola down and then a bus a short ride to Seelisberg. Our choice though was a good 2 hour hike along mountain path and tracks to Niderrickenbach. Fairly easy path,...

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  • Brunnen

    Brunnen is a lakeside resort further down the lake from Vitznau towartds Fluelen at the end of the lake. Not a place I would choose to stay as a base - its more of a town than a village but it does have more cafe and bars to enjoy in the evening if you want a bit more night life.Lovely views from the lakeside promenade - please enjoy the pics :-)

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  • View from Klewenalp

    Before studying the hiking trails on Klewenalp and setting off on a hike, don't forget to take a look at the view from the gondola station or panorama restaurant of the view over Lake Lucerne.

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  • Kid friendly Klewenalp

    Take a boat ride to Beckenreid on Lake Lucerne and a short walk up through the town will bring you to the Klewenalp Gondola which takes you up the easy way to the land of marmots, childrens play activity area and endless hiking options which can be enjoyed. Families are so well catered for in Switzerland with these activity areas and...

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  • Weggis

    Weggis is a pleasant neighbouring resort to Vitznau - a little bit more biggger and also has a boat landing station. A cable-car just above the back of town reaches kaltbad mountain village resort and which links with th Rigi bahn so round trips can easily be made. Pretty centre with the church near the lakeside park with typical large chess garden...

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  • Fronalpstock

    Well at the traffic-free mountain village of Stoos we were initially disappointed to see that the cable-car car covered on our Tell Pass was closed. We half heartedly wandered over to a chairlift which was running not expecting to get on it with the Tell Pass but much to our surprise we could - and even more of a surprise when we discovered it was...

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  • Seelisberg

    Take the old time funicular up to Seelisberg and wander through the village and down to the small lake - the lake itself is nothing special and was far from tranquil when we got there as a school party had just arrived. However you pass part of the weg of Schweiz path with wonderful vistas over Lake Lucerne and down on to the Rutli meadow as well...

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  • Burgenstock

    Burgenstock is a five star hotel resort with a fine lookout over Lake Lucerne. Its reached by funicular adjacent to the boat landing stage of Kehrsiten. Hardly a peaceful place though with tourists heading for the cliff trail pass the luxury hotels to the Hammetschwand lift - see next tip.Also we saw a school party with giant pencils - guess they...

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  • Hammetschwand Lift

    The magnificent mount Buergenstock peninsula juts out into the lake of Lucerne. Its summit is called Hammetschwand. You may ride up there in the Hammetschwand Lift. - a must seeing as its Europe's highest outdoor lift (460 feet) and the unique summit elevator in the world. Wonderful alpine panorama to be enjoyed at the top.You can return to...

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Lake of Lucerne Transportation

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    by iammon Updated Jul 29, 2009

    You can buy a 7 or 15 day Tell pass.

    7 Day pass for 158.- includes 2 free ride days
    15 day pass for 210.- includes 5 free ride days

    on the additional trips you save 50% of the fare

    So if you intend to use the boats, trains and arial tramways and so on a lot it might be a good deal.

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Lake of Lucerne Off The Beaten Path

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    View from Seebodenalp

    by iammon Written Jul 29, 2009

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    The hiking area of Rigi-Seebodenalp offers peaceful walks (good with children, wagons). From its natural viewpoint of 1030 meters above sea level you have a unique panorama of lakes and hills reaching as far as the Jura. Its not as good as on Rigi but if you want to safe money and time its almost as good. Or you can hike up to Rigi from there. A nice 45 min walk along the plateau will take you to a nice ''Alprestaurant'' called Alpwirtschaft Ruodisegg. Very nice to have a coffee and a piece of a very yummy carrot cake there.
    You can either drive up. Do not miss the Gesslerburg (ruins) or take the cable car on the south east side of Küssnacht.

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