Anyone can SUP – now the new trend is canoeing! Enjoy leisurely canoe and kayak tours on Lake Lucerne and feel the cooling waters of Lake Lucerne at your fingertips. The Nidwalden region and its environs are perfect for exploring with these small boats. The breathtaking surroundings of fjord-like Lake Lucerne are sure to amaze even experienced paddlers.
Experience at first hand the sun appearing on the horizon and the Lake Lucerne Region being bathed in a warm light. These sunrise experiences are a great way to start the day. It’s worth getting up early – because once you’ve seen the colour spectacle of a sunrise in Central Switzerland, you won’t be able to get enough of it. Fortunately, the Lake Lucerne region boasts a number of places that are ideally placed for greeting the sun.
Subtropical palm beaches once dominated the Lucerne landscape. You don’t believe it? Then head for the Glacier Garden in Lucerne, where you can learn all about the region’s geological past. After paying the museum a visit, you might like to pop into the mirror maze – its 90 mirrors sow utter confusion and make it look as if the routes through the maze are never-ending. The newly inaugurated Rock World is also a must for your bucket list. It’s where you’ll encounter the original substance of the Glacier Garden: the sandy beach of Lucerne that’s hardened into rock.
You have to admit that climbing to the top of a four-thousand-metre peak would definitely make a special bucket list highlight. If doing it in real life is going a little too far, the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne offers you a second chance. The Red Bull The Edge has you ascending the world-famous Matterhorn – virtually: a visionary idea paired with innovative VR technology and a 360° cinematic production. Good luck!
Experience the joy of travelling on a train hauled by a vintage steam locomotive as it chugs its way up and down the Rigi! With its top speed of 7.5 km/h, legendary engine no. 7 (“Lok 7”) has been thrilling passengers of all ages for generations. To mark the anniversary of the Rigi Bahnen rail and cableway company, it’s once again in action on the Queen of the Mountains. As well as vintage trips, numerous other experiences are on offer, including the impressive, fuss-free hop-on, hop-off service.
The way to the heart is through the stomach. And what’s going to make you love Lucerne the most? Why, traditional Lozärner Chögelipastetli, which you’ll be able to find everywhere. This meat dish featuring sausage meatballs and puff pastry vol-au-vents is also known locally as Fritschipastete. Regardless whether you’re the cook or the chef in a Lucerne restaurant is – enjoy!
Or as we say: «En Guete! »
Sport’s good for you – and nowhere more so than here in Lucerne. This summer’s the perfect opportunity to try something new. Our suggestion: explore the golf courses of the Lake Lucerne region and marvel at the stunning panorama. Head for the nearest greens in the region for a tee-off à la Tiger Woods.