Top sights and excursions

That city. That lake. Those mountains! Whatever it is that you need from a city, canton Lucerne in Central Switzerland does it better. What is there to do in Lucerne? Visit the most iconic landmark of Lucerne: the Chapel Bridge with its Water Tower. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the old town of Lucerne and marvel at the Lion Monument. Anyone visiting Central Switzerland should have a look at the KKL Culture and Convention Centre and the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland.

Printable map of Lucerne

The Lucerne City Map is a map for visitors, guests and tourists. This handy guide shows you the most important places, streets and sights. It contains information about guided city tours and recommendations for your stay in Lucerne. 

The 40-minute trip on the Lucerne City Train gives you an overview of the City of Lucerne and its main attractions.

“Leuchtenstadt” – the city of lights. What is behind this mysterious name?

No other nickname has been quite this puzzling for historians and etymologists. How did Lucerne become the “Leuchtenstadt”, the city of lights? Is the name’s origin religious, botanical, or does it all lead back to a fish? Keep on reading and choose your favourite exp