Lean back and enjoy a cruise on Lake Lucerne this autumn with its tendrils of mist, views of colourful trees and warm rays of sunshine. The Dessert Ship departs from Lucerne daily at 2.12 p.m. between 22 October and 8 December 2018. Enjoy a selection of sweet delicacies from the buffet on the two-and-a-half-hour round trip.
The Café Tacuba at Eichwaldstrasse 10 is not a place for gulping down your coffee, but for savouring every sip. Host Manolo shows customers how to make the perfect cup and is a mine of information about its cultivation, harvesting and processing: he goes back to his native El Salvador every year to collect the beans for your coffee enjoyment in Lucerne.
Have some me-time courtesy of Bloem and Tareq and savour a cup of warming tea. The cosy tea house in Lucerne’s Old Town stocks teas from all over the world, which are freshly prepared with a wealth of attention to detail. If you want a bite to eat, there are home-made cakes and oriental dishes to accompany the teas, including mezze, couscous salad, hummus, Lebanese moussaka and lentils. The food is 100% vegan.
This is the place to be in Lucerne if you have a sudden thirst for knowledge – or if the weather’s not great. Find out how the landscape of Central Switzerland developed and which animals and plants are native to the region. The exhibition on the wonderful world of insects focuses on their amazing diversity.
Who doesn’t like chocolate? Nestled in Schwanenplatz between watches, jewellery and banknotes, a fragrance of melt-in-the-mouth chocolate and oven-fresh bread and pastries emanates from this confectionery maker. Inside is a wall of flowing faux-chocolate weighing 750 kilograms. The hot chocolate in the cafeteria is divine.
Clink glasses after a shopping spree in the delightful ambience of the Suite Bar on the top floor of the Hotel Monopol with its fabulous views over the city. It’s noted for its fine cocktails, which can be sipped on cosy evenings on the roof terrace high above Lucerne.
Immerse yourself in the water and imagine yourself back in the summer. The Allmend indoor pool is great for doing lengths or enjoying the relaxation pool with its bubble loungers, massage jets and neck showers. Children will love the diving board, water slide or paddling pool. Who cares if it’s raining outside!
Discover Lucerne through all your senses and at your own pace. Our two Lucerne natives Franziska and Kari reveal their favourite restaurants and confectioners in the city. The tours involve visiting four or five places and savouring something in each of them. The tours are priced at CHF 100 per person.
Explore the up-and-coming Neustadt quarter with its multifarious little shops and boutiques, galleries, bars, clubs and restaurants by foot. Make your way from the Lucerne Theatre via Hirschmattstrasse and Pilatusstrasse to the Vogelgärtli park. The cafes of the Helvetiagärtli are reached via Sempacherstrasse and Habsburgerstrasse.