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City summer

Summer in the city of Lucerne

Lucerne ranks amongst the world’s most beautiful cities and is situated directly by Lake Lucerne. The city offers not just a wealth of sights such as Chapel Bridge but also vibrant urban neighbourhoods. Savour the delights of Lucerne as a summer resort by exploring the city on foot. Enjoy the fresh lake air as well as the views of the lake and surrounding mountains.


City tour

Water is crucial to Lucerne: before becoming a trading centre and then a world-famous tourist destination, the city started life as a fishing village. Join us in exploring hidden alleyways and bustling squares – connect with history and tradition while discovering all kinds of new things, too. We look forward to seeing you!

To the tours

Bathing areas and outdoor pools

Cool off with a dip in the lake or an outdoor pool. There are favourite swimming spots for everyone in and around Lucerne. Families particularly like Strandbad Tribschen and Lucerne Lido, while River Reuss is the perfect place for proficient swimmers to cool off.

Swimming spots

Hiking around Lake Rot

Lake Rot is a recreational area on the outskirts of Lucerne. There is lots to discover along the approximately seven-kilometre trail around the lake. Children love the playground near the rowing centre, for example, or you can take a ride on the Lake Rot ferry, stopping off for an ice cream at the lido kiosk or Restaurant Seehüsli.

To Lake Rot

Lucerne lake promenade

The walk from the station alongside the lake to Hotel Seeburg takes 50 minutes. This urban walk leads past the landing stages, over the Seebrücke bridge along the water's edge. Kids can look forward to a great playground at Carl-Spitteler-Quai. Finish off by taking the scheduled boat back to the city of Lucerne.

More about the lake promenade