Sightseeing and hiking in and around Lucerne

Lucerne - Sightseeing and hiking

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The Pilatus towers high over Lake Lucerne.

Things to do in and around Lucerne

Sightseeing tips and activities can be found below. Check your rail pass for discounts on the various attractions. The Lucerne Visitors Card also provides discounts. You will get one when checking in to a hotel or rental in Lucerne.


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Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.


Gotthard Panorama Express

An impressive train and boat journey across the famous Gotthard route.



Cogwheel train across a spectacular rocky landscape, plus views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.



Revolving cable car to an altitude of 3032 m. Great views and snow all year round.


Boat trip Lake Lucerne

Take a cruise at Lake Lucerne and enjoy the Alps while having lunch or sunbathing.



Cogwheel train and wide views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.



Unique open air cable car to a panoramic restaurant at 1850 m.


Swiss Museum of Transport

Interactive museum with cars, trains, planes and more modes of transport. Great for both adults and children.


Glass factory visit in Hergiswil

The Glasi factory in Hergiswil near Lucerne allows you to see authentic hand and mouth glass blowing manufacturing skills. Your visit begins with a multimedia tour about glass. There's also a glass labyrinth, a glass collection, a playground, and of course a shop to buy some unique glass work.

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Guided two hour Lucerne city walk

A perfect way to quickly get to know Lucerne, and do some more exploring on your own later. Your guide takes you to monuments like the Chapel Bridge, Jesuit Church and Musegg Wall, and along the picturesque streets and squares.

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Rigi Staffelhöhe - Freibergen

Short hike on Mount Rigi with views over Lake Lucerne.

  • Hiking time: 1h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1029 - 1556 m
  • Distance: 2.9 km
  • Terrain: meadow, town, along railway, forest
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)

Bauen - Seelisberg

Hiking along and above the eastern part of Lake Lucerne.

  • Hiking time: 2h20
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 438 - 881 m
  • Distance: 6.2 km
  • Terrain: meadow, town, along lake, valley, forest
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)

Engelberg - Ober Trüebsee - Trüebsee

Easy, varying trail through the valley and along Lake Trüeb.

  • Hiking time: 1h45
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 999 - 1794 m
  • Distance: 6.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, along lake, valley
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)

Klewenalp - Stockhütte

Explore the mountains south of Lake Lucerne.


Melchtal - Sachseln

Varying, off the beaten path hiking in the Melch valley.

  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 474 - 1014 m
  • Distance: 9.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, town, valley, forest
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)
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