Meander across the Chapel Bridge

Together with the octagonal water tower, this bridge is the most iconic landmark of Lucerne. It is also the oldest and, quite possibly, most famous wooden bridge in Europe. Afterwards, enjoy an exquisite lunch and a glass of fine wine at La Bonne Cave.

Visit the KKL Culture and Convention Centre

Fancy a concert, a trip to the museum, some coffee and cake, perhaps a cocktail? The KKL Culture and Convention Centre on the shores of Lake Lucerne is always worth a visit.

Take a cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus

If you want to get up Mount Pilatus, you can take a gondola lift, a cable car or an cogwheel train. Those who like a bit of adrenaline can steel their nerves at the rope park in summer or speed down the toboggan run in winter. Or did you come here to relax? Mount Pilatus also hosts a great Sunday brunch, fondues and grilled delicacies right from the “Tatar's hat”.

Enjoy a feast at the town hall brewery

It is a truly historic location. Built around 1600, the listed town hall has since been turned into a brewery with its own restaurant. Sample a craft beer to go with a hearty sausage from the butchers of Lucerne or learn all about the traditional art of brewing during the 45-minute guided tour, which finishes with an apéro.

Buy some chocolate

Don’t miss out on the delights offered at the “Max Chocolatier” chocolate maker. Its goods include hand-made chocolate and confectionery goods of the finest quality, heavenly pralines and chocolate truffles, and some veritable masterpieces of chocolate-making. It is a true magnet for chocoholics.

Enjoy a cuppa at «Blend»

The perfect blend: this tea house serves 50 select types of tea with endlessly nuanced flavours prepared in a variety of ways. Enjoy a cuppa along with some cold or warm mezze or a slice of delicious home-made cake. Celebrate tea culture in a cosy Eastern atmosphere.

Enjoy a coffee at the Bürgenstock Resort

You deserve a relaxing day. Take a boat to the Bürgenstock railway station, then a train up to the Bürgenstock resort. Enjoy a comfortable afternoon with coffee or tea in the Lake View Lobby Lounge and take in the magnificent views of Lake Lucerne and the Prealps.

Party at «Schüür»

This former barn is a fundamental part of Lucerne’s cultural scene. The “Schüür” right behind Lucerne railway station hosts cool gigs and parties on some days, and lectures, presentations and cultural events on others. Browse the Schüür events calendar and then dive into the cultural scene of Lucerne.

Visit the cinema pool

Yes, you read correctly: it’s an indoor pool with a cinema. The quirky establishment screens popular and unknown films that are best enjoyed on the big screen. Other things to see and do at “Neubad” include lectures on socially relevant topics, the Repair Café and an art gallery, each of them well worth a visit.

Take a picture at the Lion Monument

It is, after all, one of the world’s most famous monuments. The “Dying Lion” in Lucerne city centre was carved into the rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who fell at the Tuileries in 1792.




Catch the sunset at «Inseli» in Lucerne

The “Inseli” park on the shore of Lake Lucerne is one of the most beautiful places in town. Enjoy a lush, summery afternoon on a lounger or at one of the cute tables. Between 1 April and 22 September, the “Buvette” summer bar serves refreshing drinks.

Take a walk on the Sonnenberg

The walking and leisure area boasts offers views of Lucerne. The Schwyzerhüsli path is a five-kilometre walk leading from Hotel Schweizerhof to the Sonnenberg. If you would rather not walk, how about a ride on the nostalgic blue train?

Have a picnic at the Richard Wagner Museum

The museum is adjacent to a vast lawn that is perfect for picnics. Pack some tasty treats and relax right on the shores of Lake Lucerne. By the way, you can pre-order ready-made picnic baskets complete with a blanket and cutlery at Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern.

Take a boat trip

Make sure not to miss this classic Lucerne activity. Even better, a trip on a nostalgic paddle steamer, accompanied by great food and music. Discover the brunch boat, the jazz-and-dixie steamer or the world food boat.