About Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne or the “Vierwaldstättersee” is the fourth largest lake in Switzerland. The name in original German means “Four Forested Cities Lake”, although there are more than four cities along its shoreline. There are more than enough things to see and do along Lake Lucerne to fill two vacations. A visit to the Swiss Museum of Transport is an absolute must. It is Switzerland’s most popular museum, with interactive exhibits, artefacts, shows, and even a planetarium. Stop for a stroll across the Chapel Bridge. One of three covered wooden footbridges in Lucerne, it is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Marvel at the glorious mountains around the lake, the Pilatus and Rigi. Exhaust yourself hiking. Pay your respects to the Swiss Guards who died during the French Revolution at the Lion Monument and finish your vacation at Lake Lucerne with a visit to Nature and Animal Park Goldau where deer, lynx, and even bears live in semi-freedom. Whatever you choose to do, bring a picnic basket and blanket for a breath of fresh mountain air.

Must See

  • Stunning views of Mount Pilatus.
  • The ride to Lake Lucerne.
  • Limestone cliffs.

How to reach

It can be easily visited on foot.
One can take a ferry from Luzern Bahnhofquai to Hertenstein. It will charge around 16 CHF and will take 31 minutes.
A taxi might charge more exorbitantly.


  • Lots of activities you can do in this place like paddling boat, feeding swans and swimming as well.
  • Lots of nice places to eat and to get relaxed.
  • For credit cards, you will be charged extra so better to use changes.
  • Plan your trip before visiting the place as there are lot many things to explore.
  • Don't forget to carry your camera to capture the amazing view.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Carry an ample amount of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Arrive early to avoid crowds.
  • For seasonal ferry and timetable visit the Lake Lucerne’s website.
  • Visit during the night as well to make some wonderful photos.
  • If you are travelling in the summer season, make sure that you cover yourself well, carry an umbrella, hat, water, and sunglasses.

Visit Time

Sunday:           Open 24 hours.

Monday:          Open 24 hours.

Tuesday:          Open 24 hours.

Wednesday:     Open 24 hours.

Thursday:        Open 24 hours.

Friday:             Open 24 hours.

Saturday:         Open 24 hours.

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Time you can spend

3 hours


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