Take a stroll from Lucerne railway station across the Seebrücke bridge to the city's neatly maintained lakeside promenade. The 50-minute walk towards the Seeburg Hotel is dotted with delightful spots where you can sit back and watch the world go by. A visit to the Swiss Museum of Transport is an entertaining and instructive way of rounding off your walk by the water.
Pay a visit to Lucerne's former emblem of power and authority. The Musegg Wall and its towers offer wonderful views over the city, bay and Reuss river. The ancient city fortifications now provide a valuable habitat for animals and plants, including lizards, wild bees and breeding birds, some of them rare.
Start your half-day outing to the Bürgenstock by catamaran and funicular railway. The walk on the Cliff Path offers unique vantage points as well as unmistakable views of the mountain panorama. The trip on the Hammetschwand Lift – the tallest outdoor lift in Europe – though not recommended if you suffer from vertigo, is considered a highlight of any walk in these parts.
Get to know a different side of picturesque Willisau. A guided tour provides access to the ancient buildings of this little medieval town, as well as humorous insights into the many stories featuring the birthplace of the popular Willisau Ringli biscuit.
Take an active e-bike tour across the region to stop any Easter bunny chocolate you may have nibbled from adding to your weight! It also means you can eat your way through your Easter lunch with a clear conscience. Battery and helmet on – and off you go on winding cycle paths with their refreshing lakes and camera-friendly views.
The Pfistern is where traditional Swiss cuisine meets regional specialities. The premises now occupied by the restaurant were once used for guild meetings and for voting on the price of flour and bread, among other things. Diners now enjoy their rösti and cordon bleu in the rustic ambience. The open-air terrace on the river Reuss is a wonderful spot for kicking back and relaxing in the sun.
Lucerne is known for its exclusive jewellery and watch creations. The other side of the Reuss is home to alternatives to the high-end luxury goods boutiques. Shop in the hip Bruch quarter and discover all kinds of treasures. Cute cafes and graphic design agencies conceal little studios fronted by simple window displays. Sustainably produced geometric ceramic bowls rub shoulders with timeless leather backpacks created by young Swiss designers and delicate handcrafted gold ear studs. Your latest favourite item of jewellery may well come from this part of Lucerne!