The city, the lake, the mountains
Lucerne, the gateway to Central Switzerland, lies on Lake Lucerne against the backdrop of an impressive mountain panorama.
Lucerne Museum Pass
Technological curiosities from the history of transport, treasures from Picasso and Klee, a giant circular painting, artefacts from the Stone Age, folklore from the region, the record- reaking and the bizarre. The Lucerne Museum Pass enables you to visit as many museums as you wish once each, free of charge, on two consecutive days.
The hidden corners, lively alleyways and historical buildings of the city of Lucerne provide the perfect setting for a tour. No matter whether it is a public one or a themed visit off your own bat, a tour through Lucerne is unforgettable. Experience the diversity of the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region on a guided excursion.
A tourist city that contrasts the historical and the modern
Lucerne, with more than 80 000 inhabitants, will delight you with its centuries-old sights of interest and attractive shopping opportunities. The historical old town is separated from the new town by the River Reuss. This can be traversed at several points, including the wooden, tileroofed Chapel Bridge (1365) and Spreuer Bridge (1408). These bridges formed the city’s original defences, together with the Musegg Lucerne. Wall and its watchtowers and gates. The shoreline of Lucerne is dominated by hotel buildings (1833–1871) and the Hofkirche or Church of St. Leodegar (1633–1839) which has two 69-metre-high towers. Examples of the city’s contemporary architecture include the Culture and Congress Centre, which opened in 1998 and the railway station, completed in 1991. Due to Lucerne’s proximity to the Swiss Alps, a number of mountain excursions and destinations such as Mt. Rigi and Mt. Pilatus are very close by.