The city of Lucerne is quintessentially Swiss. Picturesque spires and churches and elegant edifices line the cobblestone streets. No one would blame you for getting lost perusing the Old town while taking in all its beauty.
While it may not boast the extravagant nightlife and high-end retail heaven of cities like Zurich, this is the place to cozy up in one of the many beer halls or cafes and enjoy craft lager or a cappuccino. There are many interesting things to see like the Lion monument, Kapellbrücke, 14th-century octagonal water tower, and the Spreuer Bridge. There are plenty of excellent museums, so we certainly recommend taking in some culture.
You’re unlikely to feel overwhelmed by the city life (Lucerne has an easy pace to it) but if nature and greenery is what you crave then it’s just a stone’s throw away. Lake Lucerne, often referred to as the heart of Switzerland, is a peaceful sanctuary where you can rent boats or explore the breathtaking scenery. Mount Pilatus is another escape just a day out of town and is home to the steepest cog-wheeled railway in the country.
Lucerne is blessed with a convenient location for exploring the renowned Swiss countryside. Situated almost halfway between Zurich and Bern, the city has the perfect balance of nightlife, culture, and outdoorsy options.
There is an excellent choice of boutique hotels and ritzy resorts are at your fingertips in Lucerne. The experts at Lightfoot Travel will offer impartial advice on where to say as well as tailor your whole luxury holiday to your exact requirements.