Lake Lucerne is the 4th largest lake in the country and has complicated shape that curves into the mountains and the city of Lucerne. The lake’s has a total area of 114 square kilometers (44 sqare miles). The lake and shoreline have many stunning views, especially of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus.

It is possible to trek around the lake by road. You should be wary that the route is slow, twisted, and goes through multiple tunnels. The lake is a popular tourist destination, both for foreigners and native Swiss, with numerous hotels, resorts, and other establishments lining the shores. Consider taking a boat tour of lake to fully enjoy the sights.

Practical Info

Lucern boders Lake Lucern at its northwest end. The lakeshore makes an ideal spot for departing on a variety of excursions.

Tours & Tickets

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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 284 Reviews

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

From USD $124.84

Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5.5 or 8.5 hours

From USD $114.35

Lucerne City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $61.89

Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 27 Reviews

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $80.78

Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $26.23
From USD $377.65

The Total Lucerne Experience Walking Tour

This incredibly wide-ranging and exceptional value-for-money Lucerne tour encompasses the very best of Lucerne's attractions in four hours. Discover ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.58

Lake Lucerne Indian-Themed Dinner Cruise

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $68.19

Eiger and Jungfrau Panorama Day Trip from Lucerne

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $114.35

Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $88.12

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