Lake Lucerne or Lake Thun boat cruise?

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Aug 10, 2018 - 5:13 AM


Need suggestion whether i should go for lake cruise in lucerne or thun lake in Lauterbrunnen ? Is that covered in Swiss travel Pass ? Also would like to know that Swiss Chocolate factory lucerne is good to see or any other chocolate factory ?


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Aug 10, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Hi Tia,

Both boat trips are included in the Swiss Travel Pass and both are wonderful. Take a somewhat longer trip if you can, to see more of either lake. For details, please see:

I am not aware of an actual chocolate factory in Lucerne, but there is a "Chocolate Adventure" in the Transport Museum: seumoftransport. If you want to see an actual factory, so not chocolate making like in a bakery, then the one in Broc is a good option.

Last modified on Aug 10, 2018 - 2:11 PM by Arno
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Aug 10, 2018 - 2:35 PM in reply to CKV

Hi Tia -

Both lakes are quite attractive. The High Alps are more visible from the Thunersee.

One of our forum memebers, Maggie, stays at Thun regularly. Perhaps she'll have something to add.

Personally, I prefer Lake Lucerne ( der Vierwaldstättersee). It's bigger and more varied. There is a nice variety along the shores, and quite a few places to get off the boat and visit a town, then catch the next boat. There are more choices.

My favorite ride on Lake Lucerne is a long one- start at Flüelen and ride all the way to Lucerne ( Luzern).

However, sometimes I get off at Brunnen if I am in a hurry, walk 10 minutes to the train station and take a train back to Luzern. (My habit is to use the German spelling, because that is what you will see on the signs in the area and on the trains in that German-speaking region of Switzerland.

This thread was aimed at hiking, but there are quite a few pictures of the southern end of the lake included. rum/topic/the-swiss-path-and-southern-lake-lucerne

Also, I've attached a few from near Luzern...specifically, from Hammetschwand which overlooks Luzern and the northern parts of the lake, and from the Rigi.

Here is the schedule. timetable-fares/timetable/

Lots of options. Make sure you scroll down to the date /season that matches your travel dates.


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Aug 11, 2018 - 11:51 AM

Since we are not going to Geneva is there any other good option for Chocolate factory in Lucerne,Interlaken or Zurich

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Aug 11, 2018 - 5:20 PM in reply to CKV

Why do you mention Geneva?

Other than the chocolate adventure in Lucerne that Arno mentioned,
there is a nice list of a few of the chocolate factories in Switzerland here: en/chocolate-factories.html

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