LAKE LUCERNEThe Lake Lucerne region, with the world-famous city of Lucerne and idyllic holiday resorts all around the lake, offers a great variety of holiday experiences. There is room here for the avant-garde in the form of the KKL Luzern (Lucerne's Culture and Conference Centre) by Jean Nouvel, as well as for sights that have lasted for centuries. The museums, theatres and festivals perfectly cover tradition and trend, archaic customs and high-tech, turning Lucerne into a first-class city of culture and festivals. Enjoy unforgettable excursions on a paddle steamer on Lake Lucerne or top up with nature pure and simple in the accessible nearby mountains.
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The landscape is moulded by the unmistakeable Lake Lucerne, the mountains and spectacular nature. The region's popular tourist mountains have a long tradition and offer open views into the world of the mountains. For example Europe's first rack railway winds up the Rigi, and the world's steepest rack railway leads up onto the Pilatus. If you yield to the call of fun and games in the everlasting snow, you must ride in the world's first rotating cable car, the Rotair, to summit of mount Titlis; at over 3,000 m this is the highest viewpoint in the adventure region of Lake Lucerne. The CabriO® Bahn, the world's first double-decker cable car with an open top deck, has been in operation on the Stanserhorn since 2012. Many other cable cars provide access to no less impressive mountain viewpoints in our region.
A first class view of the breathtaking landscape can also be obtained from Europe's largest inland waterway fleet on Lake Lucerne. From the five nostalgic paddle steamers, the elegant catamaran or the panoramic yacht Saphir and the other motor vessels you can see snow-capped mountains, idyllic villages and historic sites such as the Tellsplatte or the Rütli, where Switzerland has its origins.
Centuries-old sights such as the Chapel Bridge, the Musegg Wall, the Lion Monument or the historic old town form a striking contrast to modern Lucerne: the avant-garde KKL Luzern, the wealth of restaurants and an attractive range of shops. The Festival City of Lucerne is equally impressive all year round: blues, jazz, rock, comics or the colourful carnival. The classic programme of the Lucerne Festival with its world-famous protagonists is a well-respected affair. The Rosengart Collection, the natural monuments in the Glacier Garden or the Museum of Transport are among the highlights of our cultural offering. Immerse yourself in the city, stroll along the quays and get to know the legendary charm of Lucerne on one of our guided city tours.