Lucerne, on the banks of Lake Lucerne, is close to the Swiss Alps. It is the gateway to the surrounding mountains of Rigi and Pilatus. Tourists flock here to view the medieval architecture and historical buildings of Lucerne. Take a walk on the Chapel Bridge. It is a wooden bridge which runs diagonally across River Reuss. The old roads, dainty squares and fountains of the Old City are charming to behold. Here, the Old Town Hall building has a typical Swiss hipped roof. View the Rosengart Collection if Post-Impressionist Art interests you, at the Museum Sammlung Rosengart. You can visit the Jesuit Church on the banks of River Reuss. It has a painted ceiling and is built in the Baroque style. The Lion Monument is a must-visit. It commemorates the tragic death of Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. Climb to the towers of Museggmauer for a spectacular view of the city, before leaving Lucerne. It will make for memories which linger forever.
Some Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Lucerne
Where to Shop
There is no dearth of shopping opportunities in Lucerne. From fashion boutiques to luxury brands, watches to souvenirs - you will be spoilt for choice. Tour Schwanenplatz and Muhlenplatz in the Old Town. The Casagrande Gift Shop is ideal for shopping for souvenirs like bells and Swiss cuckoo clocks. For authentic Swiss chocolates, head to Chocolatier Bachmann. The House of Chronoswiss is open to visitors who can watch technicians make timepieces on its premises, through glass panes. Christkindimarkt is held at the lower level of the Lucerne Main Railway Station. It is a Christmas Market with food stalls and shops selling interesting knick-knacks. If you are looking for luxury brands, head to Comme Ca - it stocks Valentino and See by Chloe.
What to eat
At Lucerne, embark on a culinary journey of discovery. The local food is delicious and easily available. Try the schoggibrotli which is essentially a chocolate chip bread roll. The Rosti is the Swiss hash-brown prepared from potatoes. Gipfeli is a kind of the Swiss croissant, enjoyed at breakfast. Sample the local cheese in Switzerland. Gruyere is the best-known of them. Fondue is prepared from molten cheese and is a Swiss specialty.
The Local Language
Lucerne lies in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Here is a list of a few German phrases you will find useful there.
• Hello :
• Thank You :
• Where is the toilet?:
Wo ist die toilette?
• Where can I find a taxi?:
Wo kann ich ein taxi finden?
• How much does it cost?:
Wie viel Kostet es?
Dos and Don’ts
• The Swiss are extremely courteous. Be polite.
• Be punctual. The Swiss value their time.
• Do not litter. It is a beautiful country and they would like to keep it that way.
Emergency contact numbers
• Emergency Services: 112
• 24-hour Chemist : +41900111414
• Fire: 118
• Police: 117
• Ambulance: 144
The airport closest to Lucerne is the Zurich Airport.
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Zurich?
The airline offering cheap air tickets to Zurich is Swiss.
• What is the time zone used in Switzerland?
The time zone of Switzerland is GMT + 1h.
• What are the most popular airlines flying from London to Zurich?
From London to Zurich, the most popular airlines are Swiss, Scandinavian Airlines
and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
• What is the shortest time for a London to Zurich flight?
The shortest time for a direct London to Zurich flight is 1 hour 40 minutes.
• What are the top tourist destinations of Lucerne?
Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Lucerne are the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and the Lion’s Monument.
• What is the currency of Switzerland?
The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc.
You can grab cheap air tickets
from London to Zurich with Yatra. Use the web check-in
option to avoid airport queues. Bon Voyage to you!