Lucerne Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lucerne

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

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 40.63 (Moderate)
  • 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)
    • Safety Index 75.8 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 31.66 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.19 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.78 (Low)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 110.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 111.03 USD

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

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