Visit Lucerne - Best of Lucerne

If it’s a thing Switzerland is famous for other than cheese, chocolates and cows, it’s the frescoed towns strewn all over the breathtakingly beautiful country. Lucerne is a fine example of having preserved the city’s historic frescoed buildings and incorporated them with the city’s new and upcoming architecture.

Your Swiss adventure isn’t complete without a trip to the city of some fascinating tourist attractions. Lucerne tourism is never for want for travelers as it’s quite a popular city to travel to. Don’t be discouraged by the size of the city; the beauty of sight-seeing Lucerne lies in the proximity of the things to see. You only need a travel guide for the directions and names of attractions.

Not only do experience some Swiss culture and heritage, in addition to panoramic vistas of/from the Alps, you could also indulge in some winter activities from one of the coveted winter destinations around the globe.

Lucerne Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Lucerne tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Currency: Swiss Francs.
  • Electricity: Electricity in Switzerland is 230 V, 50 Hz AC
  • Internet: 3G and 4G connections are available in almost all the hotels and major public places in the city.
  • Languages: Predominantly Swiss German and English
  • Security: Police-117, Fire Department-118, Ambulances- 144.
  • Tipping: It is not compulsory to tip in Switzerland but if you’re more than happy with the service, then tip an amount which is 5-10 percent of the bill.
  • Other tips: Lucerne is considered to be one of the safest cities of Europe. Lucerne is a safe city for women to travel alone to, even at night.
  • Due to the heavy tourist influx the city receives, tourists can fall prey to petty thievery like pick pocketing.
  • Exercise the regular amount of caution and keep an eye on your belongings; don’t carry anything flashy and carry just enough cash for the day.

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Facts and Stats for Lucerne*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lucerne

    Know the pollution level of Lucerne before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.85 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 32.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.86 (Moderate)
  • Lucerne: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lucerne for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lucerne.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.88 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.88 (Low)
    • Drug offense 39.06 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.94 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.56 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.38 (Low)
  • Living in Lucerne - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 75.8 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.94 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.19 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.62 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lucerne

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lucerne

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.45 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 57.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 125.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 124.41 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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