Lake Lucerne, Lucerne

4.8
#2 of 10 in Parks in Lucerne
Water Body · Nature / Park
See the Alps by taking a guided boat tour on , located in the heart of Switzerland. The lake covers a total area of over 114 sq km (44 sq mi), much of its shoreline rising steeply into the surrounding mountains. Most of the visitors choose to experience this picturesque region by taking a trip on one of the paddle steamers linking the tucked-away resorts spread along the lake's shores. You can also circumnavigate the lake by road, which follows a scenic route and passes through several tunnels. However you choose to travel, be sure to visit the mountain meadow on the far southeastern shore of the lake, the birthplace of the Swiss nation. Plan your Lake Lucerne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lucerne using our Lucerne trip builder.
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  • We travelled from Lucerne to Flüelen on vintage steamer Uri. Worth paying extra for first class - upper deck.  more »
  • I visited with my family for a couple of nights. We stayed in a beautiful hotel overlooking the lake & mountains & we travelled into Lucerne in the evening. The town was lovely with plenty of shops...  more »
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  • Take some stress off sailing on the lake while taking in the beautiful sights of the Swiss lake shores.
  • Beautiful lake with swans on emerald crystal clear waters. You can take a boat ride to enjoy the scenic view as well

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