Charming Lucerne is brimming with things to see and do.
Centuryold sights such as the Chapel Bridge and historic Old Town form a thrilling contrast with the contemporary city, its museums and cultural centres.
The region offers a wealth of cultural high points, including historic towns and castles. Not forgetting the region’s ancient customs and traditions, which remain present to this day.
The region contains a wealth of mountain-based recreational opportunities and record-breaking railways and cableways:
Europe’s earliest rack railway on the Rigi, the world’s steepest rack railway on the Pilatus, the world’s first rotating cable car on the Titlis, and the world’s first double-deck aerial cable car with an open top deck on the Stanserhorn.
A host of small gondola cableways provide access to otherwise inaccessible corners of the mountains.
The circular Waldstätter Trail around Lake Lucerne opens in May 2015 and is destined to become a highly popular attraction. The
145-km trail is divided into nine legs, each walkable in one day. It is made up of footpaths of varying difficulty running along the water’s
edge as well as up amongst the higher reaches of the surrounding terrain.
Dotted along the trail are 50 places where a smartphone app supplies details of the local tourism and agricultural history.
The Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region is noted for its traditional
restaurants and inns serving a wide range of fare. This is where to
find cheeses such as Mutschli and Sbrinz, patisseries packed with pastries and eaux de vie and juices produced from locally sourced fruit.
Many of the local specialities are officially deemed part of Switzerland’s culinary heritage. The region also has more than its fair share of award-winning restaurants.
Living monasteries, convents and nationally important places of pilgrimage, «places of power» and sacred edifices are very much part
of the religious and cultural life of the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region. Pilgrims’ ways, religious sites and cultural customs are to be found
at every turn.
The region’s sacred sites, shrines and places of pilgrimage offer pilgrims, art lovers and those following a spiritual path opportunities to draw strength and make new discoveries.
Set amongst fabulous mountain and lake scenery, the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region offers fresh mountain air and a pristine natural environment – perfect for relaxation and wellbeing as well as active
Walking, cycling, winter sports, rope park scrambling and via ferrata climbing, golf, gold panning, windsurfing, lama trekking – these are just some of the activities on offer here.