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Discover the city with the Lucerne bucket list

This list contains the best ideas for your stay and experiences in Lucerne. Discover dark passages in the rock, visit animals in the Hinter Musegg urban farm, or see the day out courtesy of Lucerne’s nightlife. Whatever you decide, the Lucerne bucket list will help you experience the city in the heart of Switzerland at its best.

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Chapel bridge Lucerne

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Pilatus Lucerne

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Lion Monument Lucerne

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Glacier Garden Lucerne

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Hinter Musegg – the urban farm


The activities at a glance

✔ Water Tower and Chapel Bridge

The world-famous wooden bridge is the number one photo motif in Lucerne.

✔ Cruise on Lake Lucerne

Enjoy the fresh air on a boat trip on Lake Lucerne.

✔ A meal at the Rathaus Brauerei

The highlights of the Rathaus Brauerei have to be its beer (brewed on the premises) and traditional dishes.

✔ Sundowner at the Seebad Luzern

Go swimming then watch the sun go down – all in the middle of Lucerne.

✔ Museums and culture

Come with us on a cultural voyage of discovery through the Lake Lucerne Region.

✔ Animal encounters

There’s an urban farm just around the corner from the old town behind the Musegg wall – perfect for all the family.

✔ Shopping trip

Saunter through little alleys and sunny squares as you enjoy the variety of the shopping in Lucerne.

✔ Explore the Musegg Wall

Once a symbol of power, the Musegg Wall and its nine towers are part of Lucerne's historic fortifications.

✔ Record-breaking mountain experience

Leave the city and go up to Pilatus Kulm at 2132 metres above sea level.

✔ Summer feeling

Love ice cream, pastries, patisseries and chocolate? Then visit the gourmet paradise that is the Confiserie Bachmann.

✔ Spend the night at the Schweizerhof

Time to treat yourself! Sleep like royalty at the Schweizerhof, a hotel occupying a prominent location in the “city of lights”.

✔ Chill at the Inseli

Take some time out. Relax on the grass and enjoy a drink.

✔ Pedalo ride

Time for some exercise – head out on Lake Lucerne on a pedalo.

✔ Nightlife in Lucerne

Lady Luck smiles on city visitors looking for thrills with a touch of glamour at the Grand Casino Luzern.

✔ Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne

Visit an event at the KKL Luzern. The concert hall, famous for its acoustics, is the centrepiece.

✔ Max Chocolatier

At Max Chocolatier, every single piece of indulgence is handmade. Is your mouth already watering?

Our insider tip: CityCard Lucerne

Our insider tip for getting the most out of your trip to the city of lights. Spend at least CHF 100 on accommodation at a hotel in the city of Lucerne and we’ll give you a CityCard worth CHF 50. The card can be used for a variety of experiences on the bucket list, such as a pedalo ride or shopping in Lucerne. Find out more and book here.