Lucerne Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Lucerne

  • 1. Mount Pilatus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best view of Lucerne and its surrounds can be seen on a clear day from atop Mt Pilatus. In summer there are many hiking and walking trails to explore which will amaze and delight the...

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  • 2. Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Kapellbruecke was once a wonderful early-Medieval wooden bridge, spanning the river Reuss and including the Wasserturm. The Wasseturm ('water tower') gets its name from the fact that it stands in...

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  • 3. Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    During my visit to the city it was raining day and I left my umbrella in the car. Still, it was no reason to skip the famous monument in Luzern. The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal) commemorate...

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  • 4. Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne's Altstadt is full of buildings with painted facades. Many (probably most) only date from the 1800s-early 1900s, although painting the front of your building was fashionable in much ealier...

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  • 5. Vierwaldstätter See - Lake Lucerne

    A visit to Lake Lucerne would not be complete without a cruise on beautiful Lake Lucerne. Here you can see houses of the rich and famous, A statute of Christ blessing the lake and a couple of castles.

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  • 6. Museggmauer - Musegg Wall

    5 out of 5 stars

    If you have the ability to walk a decent distance,and climb steps, then Lucerne's 14th-century walls are an absolute must-see. Not only is there a lengthy surviving chunk but they also include several...

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  • 7. Jesuitenkirche - Jesuit Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    ......you'll like the Jesuitenkirche, the twin-onion-domed building which towers over the south bank of the river Reuss, a little further on form the Kapellbruecke. I'm not over-keen on rococo frills...

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  • 8. Mount Rigi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mount Rigi is a wonderful place for Tourists. On the mount you will have a brilliant view to the lakes Zugersee, Vierwaldstaettersee. Have you ever visited Mount. Rigi in the moonlight? In the...

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  • 9. Spreuer Brücke - Spreuer Bridge

    Although I greatly value the time, effort and money put into re-creating the Kapellbrueckke bridge after the 1993 fire, I was much more taken with the Spreuerbrueckke, which survives in its original...

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  • 10. Hofkirche - Abbey Court Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    ....but still architecturally interesting and definitely worth seeking out. Lucerne's Hofkirche (the church of St Leodegar) is not particularly old. Most of it was built in the mid-1600s, after a...

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  • 11. Fountains

    Here we are in another old area of Lucerne. We have walked here from where the "River Spike's" are, along Burgerstrasse to what looks like a square with a Fountain. It's another interesting fountain...

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  • 12. Rathaus - Town Hall

    The Kornmarkt dates to 1356, and as the name suggests, it was the city grain market place until the 19th century. Grain was stored in the ground floor of the Town Hall, from 1438. The upper parts of...

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  • 13. Glacier Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Glacier Garden was discovered in 1872 near the Lion Monument. Here, you will encounter lost worlds; there are few places on earth that portray the history of our planet so clearly . Take a voyage of...

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  • 14. Shopping

    Ah! Ha! I see a Gift shop and it is HUGE! Well, seeing we are here, we will go inside and have a look. I needed some swiss Souvenir's, and this shop looked very well stocked! In we went and straight...

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  • 15. Mount Titlis

    Going up/down the Mt. Titlis via the cable car, you can enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and villages. Thus, you can take a picture from there. In autumn, the view is also a contrast of what...

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  • 16. Franziskanerkirche

    The Franziskanerkirche was first started in 1239, the church of a Franciscan monastery. there have, of course, been substantial changes to the building over the centuries, but its absolute core is...

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  • 17. Wasserturm - Water Tower

    Adjoining the iconic Kappelbreucke is the octagonal shaped Wasserturm. This water tower, built in brick, is a feature that makes the bridge truly recognizable and different in appearance from...

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  • 18. Château Gütsch

    Château Gütsch is a Castle that can be seen on a mountain top. it is a luxury hotel and can be reached by cable car. I did not have sufficient time but still managed to get a good picture. From the...

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  • 19. River Reuss

    The city of Lucerne is perhaps one of the instantly recognizable and well photographed cities in Switzerland and much of its initial appeal can be attributed to the famous Kappelbruecke which spans...

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  • 20. Walking

    My wife and enjoyed walking through town and then along both sides of the river. The first photo in this tip is looking down one of the streets in the old town toward one of the many bridges that...

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  • 21. Fritschi Fountain

    This colourful fountain is less than 100 years old and depicts the legendary Brother Fritschi who is allegedly buried under the fountain. The story dates back to the 15th century and tells of a farmer...

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  • 22. Bourbaki Panorama

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne is one of the world’s few panorama paintings still existing. Inside the round building you will find the impressive circular painting which Edouard Castres painted in...

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  • 23. Verkehrshaus - Swiss Museum of Transport

    Verkehrshaus is the largest technical museum in Switzerland with a wide range of exhibits including hundreds of cars, ancient trains, aircrafts etc. It is at the same time a place, where children may...

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  • 24. Kunstmuseum - Art Museum

    Luzern’s Kunstmuseum (Art Museum) is right beside the railway station at Robert-Zünd Strasse 1, with plenty of works from Swiss artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as...

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  • 25. Alpineum 3D Alpen Panorama

    This is a musem opposite the Lion monument which features a huge mural painted well over a century ago by a father and son team, Ernst Hodel Snr. and Ernst...

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