In & Around Lucerne
Lucerne is unique – and not just in our eyes! Tourists from abroad and visitors from all over Switzerland are visiting our region, even if it is just for a day. Lucerne has much to offer. On this page, we’d love to share some insider tips and point you towards a few of the classic sights in and around Lucerne.
Why not connect your next trip to Lucerne with a visit to our store in the heart of the city’s old town? You will not regret it!
We’d like to thank Lucerne Tourism for the photos on this page.
The impressive Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne – Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL) in German – right at the shores of Lake Lucerne is a godsend for our region. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and constructed between 1995 and 2000, the building is fascinating to explore. Our tip: Join the guided tour focusing on architecture. You’ll find more information here.
Attend one of the many events at the KKL and let the unique ambiance enchant you! Listen to the renowned Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, for example in the context of the Lucerne Festival. Or attend the Blue Balls Festival, an international music festival with a multitude of events, ranging from blues and jazz to pop concerts and art events. The KKL also houses the Kunstmuseum Luzern (Museum of Art Lucerne). You’ll find the program & tickets for events at the KKL here.
Nationalquai Lakeside Walk
Discover the beautiful old town by foot and stroll along the lakeshore on Nationalquai. Marvel at historic hotels and enjoy fantastic views of the lake and the Swiss Alps. Or gaze out over the roofs of Lucerne as you walk along the Musegg Wall, a still intact part of the city’s14th-century rampart walls – you can even climb some of its towers (four of the nine towers are open to the public). For a true holiday feeling!
Hotel Rebstock Luzern
The boutique hotel with that certain something. The location is very central between the old town and the lake. The restaurant, with its beautiful terrace and its fantastic garden, serves as a meeting point for Lucerne’s artists and celebrities. What makes us particularly happy: The garden furniture is from Wohnidee! www.rebstock-luzern.ch
Built in 1896, the Art Nouveau Hotel Paxmontana underwent extensive renovations between 2005 – 2011. We are proud to have contributed a substantial part of the stylish interior furnishings. The little village Flüeli Ranft is the birth place of Switzerland’s patron saint Nicholaus of Flüe. The “Bruder Klaus Museum“, a museum which is dedicated to the saint and which shows changing contemporary exhibitions, is located at the centre of the Sachseln village. 25 minutes by car from Lucerne.
This welcoming bar is popular among the locals: They meet here for coffee in the morning and for a drink in the evening. Tasty soups and salads are served for lunch in the beautiful old rooms on the first floor. At evening, the kitchen team showcases their creativity. www.storchenluzern.ch
Hotel des Balances
Our neighbours: The Hotel des Balances is a historical house, but by no means a fusty one. It has been renovated with love and attention to detail, and its location in the old town directly on the shores of the Reuss river is unique. Its restaurant (with seating on the riverside terrace) serves a rich choice of culinary treats and a large selection of wines. The rooms overlooking the river offer beautiful views of the famous Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), Mount Pilatus, and the baroque Jesuit Church. www.balances.ch
Foxtrail Scavenger Hunts
Lucerne, the “city of lights” at the foot of Mount Pilatus, attracts not just tourists. Foxes, too, are active all year round and leave their trails across the city: Follow them and embark on one of six different scavenger hunts that start at the main railway station. And whoever thinks of the lake as an obstacle might be proved wrong. www.foxtrail.ch