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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the lake before, but this was the first time we had jumped on the boat at Luzern. We took the trip to Vitznau. Being on the lake gives a different dimension and I can confirm the scenery is stunning!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are travelling on a Eurail Pass you can get a 50% discount on the fare price from the ticket office on the Lake in Lucerne. Remember to bring your pass with you to show at the office.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Niffy_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there at the Lake for few hours. Great City of Lucerne is having beautiful lake within the city. It was a pleasure to roam there and had a close look to beautiful lake. The busy street adjacent to lake is having good shopping....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bimal0401
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake Lucerne is one of many beautiful lakes in Switzerland. With location right in the heart of Lucerne city center, we really enjoy the panoramic vista of the lake. Enjoying the lake promenade and the ducks swim on the edge of the lakes make the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ucartech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying there for 5 days - a business and pleasure trip. Really nice - super clean city - really nice people - if you ask a question they are more than happy to answer and give background. We stayed in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChrisKCLT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lake. You can sit on the grass and read a book, eat or sunbathe. Great place for going alone or with friends. You can go in for a quick swim but be careful of the swans - they are very, very aggressive and will...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oanasimtion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got the boat from Lucerne to go up Mount Rigi. The scenery was lovely and we were fortunate to have cloudless clear blue skies. Warm weather for february meant we could sit out on deck albeit with gloves on! I would recommend this trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Lake Lucerne is the principal lake of central Switzerland, and has an area of 44 square miles, and is 24 miles long. A boat trip on this beautiful lake is a must.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kiwibuddy1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Most of beauties are around Lucerne Lake.. you can use your Swiss Pass for the boat trip unlimited.. Day and Evening Trips are having different views ..beautiful scenery but food is expensive on boat..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 987kunalp
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

This is just something you HAVE to do. It is an amazingly beautiful scenery. Very tranquil and great photo opportunities to make your social media just pop. My wife and I came from Zurich. Trains can be a little expensive but worth the ride trust...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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26 December 2018|
Response from crash033 | Reviewed this property |
Take a pleasant trip on the lake and admire the lovely town.
19 December 2018|
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Response from Travelingover50 | Reviewed this property |
Mount Pilatus is spectacular and an easy public ride right from lucern. Literally, like 10 minutes! You will get your views, hikes and so much more. If you have planned a whole day in lucern.. should be able to cover... More
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Response from lovisgug | Reviewed this property |
Bürgenstock not as a village but as a resort for the view on lake Lucerne can also be recommended. Furthermore there is also the glas factory in Hergiswil and the hicking trail with astonishing views from the Klewenalp.