Fresh from the market

Stroll through one of the many markets. How about the wonderful Wochenmarkt with its enticing fragrances of fresh bread and freshly picked flowers? Or maybe some fresh fish? For arts, crafts and gift ideas, try the Handwerksmarkt craft market or Monatsmarkt general goods market. And you can browse for jewellery, porcelain and dolls and much more at the Flohmarkt flea market.


Fresh bread, tangy mountain cheese, freshly picked flowers, crisp vegetables – the colourful Wochenmarkt (weekly market) in Lucerne has everything you could wish for. Every Tuesday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: on Rathausquai, in unter der Egg and on Bahnhofstrasse. The weekly market also takes place at Helvetigärtli on Saturdays.


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Fish market

Saunter through the fish market and find piscine inspiration for new recipe ideas. The fish market in unter der Egg takes place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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Flea market

The Lucerne Flea Market will be held from May to October on Saturday in the Vögeligärtli. Stroll through the flea market and go on a treasure hunt for curiosities, odds and ends and rarities.


Craft market

Do you have an eye for out-of-the-ordinary things? Like talking to the people who make them? At Weinmarkt in the Old Town you'll find jewellery, ceramics, leatherware, pictures and a good deal more. The craft market takes place every first Saturday of the month between April and December, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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The Monatsmarkt (monthly market) is held at Bahnhofstrasse and Jesuitenplatz every first Wednesday of the month between March and December, 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Expect to find a varied mix of stands selling textiles, accessories, toys, food and decorative items.


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Markthalle Luzern

365 days a year fresh, regional and seasonal shopping. The centrally located market hall directly in Lucerne's railway station offers market-fresh food every day. Everything you buy here comes exclusively from Switzerland and is produced as close as possible. The exquisite range of products fulfils the wishes of customers, from breakfast and take-away offers for lunch to an aperitif in the evening or recipe inspiration for dinner. And the most sustainable aspect of the whole concept is that what doesn't end up in the shopping bags is reused to fight food waste.