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1. Take a Stroll at Chapel Bridge

Take a Stroll at Chapel Bridge
Top Attraction 4.5 /5

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The most famous attraction in Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, having been built in 1333.

2. Walk Through the Old Town

Walk Through the Old Town
Top Attraction 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
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The Old Town, located just North of the Reuss, is a beautiful part of the city which still preserves some it's oldest structures, houses and fountains.

3. Spreuer Bridge

Spreuer Bridge
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1 km
from city center
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The other famous bridge, Spreuer Bridge, in Lucerne, weaves its way across the Reuss. It was built in the same wooden-covered style and connects the mills on the right bank of the Reuss to the mills in the center of the river.

4. Lucerne Lion Monument

Lucerne Lion Monument
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1 km
from city center
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Lucerne Lion Monument is a famous carving of a dying lion onto a rock by Bertel Thorvaldsen. This is located in a park in Loewenplatz. The Lion Monument is famous for its striking and poignant design.

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5. Check Out Swiss Transport Museum

Check Out Swiss Transport Museum
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
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The Swiss Transport Museum is an extensive exhibition of all mediums of transport, from trains to airplanes to ships and automobiles. It is located in the northeastern section of the city, on Haldenstrasse.

6. Rosengart Collection

Rosengart Collection
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Rosengart Collection, on Pilatusstrasse, is a museum in Lucerne that doesn't have a long history behind it or centuries of heritage, but the collection of art inside makes it an absolute must-visit if you're into post-impressionism art.

7. St. Leodegar's Church

St. Leodegar's Church
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1 km
from city center
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The iconic twin towers of St. Leodegar's Church, located on St. Leodegarstrasse, make it an integral part of Lucerne's townscape. It is one of the most beautiful Renaissance churches in Switzerland.

8. Musegg Wall

Musegg Wall
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
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Musegg Walls are the town walls, along the North of the Old Town, which were built to fortify the city and protect it from invasion. Of the 9 towers built with these walls, 5 were closed and 4 are still open to the public, however during the warmer months.

9. Jesuit Church

Jesuit Church
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The Jesuit Church, on Bahnhofstrasse, is regarded as the first Sacral Baroque church built in Switzerland. It is quite a spectacular architectural marvel with beautiful paintings on the ceiling.

10. Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre

Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre

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The Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre is a multi-purpose cultural center is known for its splendid acoustic infrastructure. The center is home to concert hall, a congress center, and a museum. It has the record for hosting the world's most renowned orchestras and soloists.

11. Taste Famous Swiss Chocolates

Taste Famous Swiss Chocolates

6 km
from city center
11 out of 19
Things To Do in Lucerne

Swiss chocolate is renowned for its outstanding flavour and quality all over the world. Visitors can select from various chocolate stores in Lucerne that will satisfy their sweet tooth and their cravings. There is also a sizable chocolate factory that produces a wide variety of chocolates.

12. Richard Wanger Museum

Richard Wanger Museum

2 km
from city center
12 out of 19
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As the name suggests, Richard Wagner Museum is made in the memory of one of the most famous composers of the world, Richard Wagner. Richard Wagner Museum is situated in the Tribschen neighbourhood of the Swiss city of Lucerne, which is near to the Lake Lucerne.

13. Look at Bourbaki Panorama

Look at Bourbaki Panorama

1 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Lucerne

The beautiful Bourbaki Panorama is a gigantic piece of art that transports viewers back in time to the arrival of the French Army at the Swiss border during the Franco-Prussian War. The Bourbaki Panorama is one of the largest and most beautiful panorama paintings ever created.

14. Glacier Garden

Glacier Garden

1 km
from city center
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The Glacier Garden, a well-liked tourist destination in Lucerne, Switzerland, emphasis on the region's geological past. Examining several glacial cavities and rock formations in the garden allows visitors to learn more about the surrounding glaciers and their effects on the region.

15. Take a Boat Tour of Lake Lucerne

Take a Boat Tour of Lake Lucerne

7 km
from city center
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Lake Lucerne, the fourth-largest lake in central Switzerland, is often called the Gem of Lucerne. The lake's water is so clean that one can see to the bottom. It is encircled by breathtaking mountains. It is known for both its gorgeous landscapes and the variety of activities it provides for tourists.

16. Hike Mount Rigi

Hike Mount Rigi

12 km
from city center
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The magnificient Mount Rigi is located in the middle of Central Switzerland, between Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug with a height of 1,798 meters. It is widely known as the "Queen of the Mountains." The cogwheel railway, cable car, and hiking trails are just a few of the options to reach the summit.

17. Rock-climbing at Mount Pilatus

Rock-climbing at Mount Pilatus

10 km
from city center
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Mount Pilatus, one of the most beautiful mountains in Switzerland, is regarded as a true gem of the Swiss Alps. In addition to skiing and paragliding, it offers a wide choice of exciting activities, such as rock climbing and hiking. One may experience breathtaking views from atop.

18. Mount Titlis

Mount Titlis

32 km
from city center
18 out of 19
Things To Do in Lucerne

Mount Titlis is situated in the Alps near Lucerne. It is about 3000 metres above the ground. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the region's glaciers, deep valleys, and snow-covered peaks from the summit. The Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in all of Europe.

19. Take-in the Views from Jungfraujoch

Take-in the Views from Jungfraujoch

61 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Lucerne

The Jungfraujoch is a saddle connecting two major 4000ers of the Bernese Alps: the Jungfrau and the Mönch. It is located in Switzerland and is the highest point in Europe. Tourists visit here for majestic views and to experience the snow around them.

FAQs on Lucerne

What are the top activities in Lucerne?

The top activities in Lucerne are Half Day Trip to Mount Titlis with Cable Car from Lucerne , Jungfraujoch Day Tour from Lucerne, Day Trip to Grindelwald and Interlaken from Lucerne , Mt Pilatus Excursion from Lucerne with World's Steepest Cogwheel Railway Ticket, Panorama-Yacht Saphir 1-Hour Cruise in Lucerne, Mt. Titlis Half Day Tour from Lucerne.

What are the top sightseeing places in Lucerne?

The top sightseeing places in Lucerne are Chapel Bridge (Kapellbruecke), Old Town, Spreuerbruecke, Lowendenkmal, Swiss Transport Museum (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz), Rosengart Collection.

How can I commute within Lucerne?

Buses and local train networks are ideal forms of commuting in the city. The entire region is divided into zones and Lucerne City is Zone 10. A day pass for zone 10 will cost CHF 10. The pass will allow you to cover all the attractions of the city. Purchasing of tickets can be done through cash, credit card, or through a phone app called OV ticket. A fine of CHF 90 can be levied if you're found travelling without a ticket or with an invalid ticket.
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