Swiss National Day fireworks/Lake Lucerne cruise

Swiss National Day fireworks/Lake Lucerne cruise

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Lindalsw
Lindalsw
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May 16, 2018 - 12:24 AM

Will be in Lucerne July 31-August 1 and am trying to decide whether to book the Lake Lucerne evening cruise for the fireworks. Is this worthwhile (cost can be high if we do the 3 course dinner)? What company should we book through and is it possible to apply a Swiss Pass discount?

Lucas
Lucas
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May 16, 2018 - 5:16 PM in reply to Lindalsw

Hi Lindalsw,

You can find information on Lake Lucerne boat cruises here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/boatlakelucerne

The link under "more on other websites" brings you to the official page for boat trips and has details on August 1st fireworks cruises. They usually don't offer discounts on these specialty cruises but it is possible that you can get one - they can let you know.

Lindalsw
Lindalsw
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May 16, 2018 - 5:25 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you. I have located needed information. Am wondering if it’s a good way to see the festivities or can we just enjoy from shore? (Staying near Chapel Brodge) They do dinner cruises and trips without. Which would you recommend?

Lucas
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May 16, 2018 - 6:40 PM in reply to Lindalsw

Well I haven't done either activity in Lucerne. It won't be a problem seeing them from the shoreline or most anywhere it town - it will be busy! If you want a break from the crowds I think a boat trip is a nice idea.

Removed user
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May 16, 2018 - 11:42 PM in reply to Lindalsw

>> Am wondering if it’s a good way to see the festivities or can we just enjoy from shore? (Staying near Chapel Brodge)

If it's the fireworks you would like to see, I'm not sure whether there will be fireworks in Luzern, as the only ones I have seen mentioned are at Brunnen (further down the lake). You can get to Brunnen by boat or train. I don't know when the fireworks start, but sunset is around 21:00, so sometime after that.

  • There are regular trains from Luzern to Brunnen (about 3 per hour, some with a transfer at Arth-Goldau)
  • The last "normal" boat leaves Luzern at 16:12, arriving Brunnen at 18:41

You can come back by train. The last connection back to Luzern from Brunnen is at 23:22, with a transfer at Arth-Goldau.

Use the Swiss Timetable to find transport that suits you:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Alpenrose

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