We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Lake Luzern

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 367 67 67
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 25.32*
and up
Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise
More Info
US$ 172.20*
and up
4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne
More Info
US$ 65.84*
and up
Lake Lucerne Indian-Themed Dinner Cruise

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,541 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1582
    Excellent
  • 512
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Beautiful boat trip

We left from the Train Station and had a wonderful cruise around the lake. It's a little cold in December, but we had blankets and cuddled.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Eileen B
,
Stratford, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

3,541 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,153: English reviews
Stratford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We left from the Train Station and had a wonderful cruise around the lake. It's a little cold in December, but we had blankets and cuddled.

Helpful?
Thank Eileen B
Riverside, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed having a view of the lake from our hotel room but also enjoyed a boat ride across the lake. The lake was huge, but so glassy and calm all the way across. Beautiful views as you cross the lake!

Helpful?
Thank Peggy L
Kaneohe, Hawaii
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking around this lake is a real highlight when visiting Lucerne. One end of the water is more quiet and nature style and the other end gets busier as you move into the city. During my visit, I stayed at the Grand Hotel National which is at the more nature end, and each day I would walk along the lake... More 

Helpful?
Thank thekatieshowblog
Level Contributor
91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lake and surroundings are very clean, nice wooden bridge that was not having any flowers since it is winter but it was simply beautiful to just be there. Place is peaceful with lots of birds, nice traditional mansions and luxurious shops.

Helpful?
1 Thank Tanja V
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
385 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake Lucerne is beautiful. We were lucky enough to spend two nights there and the weather was perfect, cold but clear. We spent a fair amount of the time enjoying the view and watching all the boat traffic. Besides the numerous ferries, there are many private boats and rowing shells on the lake. The view across the lake to Mt.... More 

Helpful?
Thank John H
Paris, France
Level Contributor
168 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful lake and harbor, surrounded by old traditional mansions and fancy shops and restaurants by the water. Take the boat ride in the daytime for some beautiful views.

Helpful?
Thank PallasParis
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a cruise on the lake on the way to the lift for Mt. Stanserhorn. Beautiful views, well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Eric P
jakarta
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Lucerne will not be complete without board the boat to cruise Lucerne lake. It's a beautiful lake. The boat will have many stops, and we could explore some areas around Lucerne. The cruise is free for Swiss travel pass holder.

Helpful?
Thank Florence L
California
Level Contributor
240 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views & charming outdoor cafes & people watching. A great walk especially in a sunny day! We left the Lucern train station & walked across the lake & turned right on way to covered bridge. However, we stayed in the old town side & meandered by the pubs, cafes & shops getting a feel for the lovely city &... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank theresaw
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
228 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cold, but blankets were available. Years ago I have been on this 1 hr cruise around the lake, but it seems the scenes are just as interesting, although mountain sides are bare of foliage and farm animals. Very short queues. Tickets were bought on board.

Helpful?
1 Thank sweetafton

Travellers who viewed Lake Luzern also viewed

Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne
Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne
 
Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne
 

Been to Lake Luzern? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lake Luzern and other visitors
26 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (26)

Questions? Get answers from Lake Luzern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?