Aussicht vom Fronalpstock auf den Vierwaldstättersee und die Rigi


Central Switzerland with all its facets

The city of Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and is considered the social and cultural center of Central Switzerland. The city is a popular tourist destination in every season, as there are countless things to do around the city. In addition to sights such as the well-known Chapel Bridge, which is one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe with its gable paintings, the Swiss Museum of Transport and the Musegg Wall, Lake Lucerne is one of the sights. The local mountains Pilatus and Rigi, the queen of the mountains, are also considered landmarks of the city and attract summiteers from all over the world every year. No less worthwhile is the trip to the Stanserhorn, the Bürgenstock or a steamboat trip on the branched Lake Lucerne. Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in Lucerne, because the city has also made a name for itself for innovative design. Lucerne is the ideal starting point for many excursions to the highlights of Central Switzerland, whether as a city traveller, family holidaymaker or just passing through.


Sightseeing features

in Luzern

Lucerne has many well-known sights to offer. In addition to the well-known Lion Monument, the Chapel and Spreuer Bridges, the Musegg Towers, the historic old town and the Swiss Museum of Transport, there are many other excursions. We have put together the most beautiful sights for you.



Activities in the area

Lucerne is known for its impressive, multifaceted nature. There is a lot to experience in the region around the city of Lucerne. Whether it’s the best bathing and water spots, suitable for the beginning of summer, or beach bars with refreshing cocktails by the water, hiking routes or alpine pastures – we have spots for everyone.



Activities in the area

In addition to well-known events that take place regularly in Lucerne, there is of course much more to do all year round. In the wintertime, when the mountain peaks wear glittering snow caps, the ski season begins. The region is known for its ski slopes, toboggan runs and winter sports facilities.

Green community

Schleching and the Achental

The municipality of Schleching on the border with Tyrol is located in the middle of the Achental (approx. 569m above sea level) and is surrounded by high mountains. The most noteworthy are the Hochplatte, Hochgern and of course the Geigelstein – which is also called “flower mountain” because of its vegetation. The impressive fauna and flora of this area stretches from the valley floor, over the high pastures to the mountain peaks. Capercaillie and black grouse, chamois and red deer, marmots, wallcreepers and other rare animal species are still at home here. Various types of gentians and orchids characterize the landscape, of which the people of Schleching are so proud. The natural areas include not only the nature reserve around the Geigelstein or the breakthrough valley of the Tiroler Achen, but also e.g. the high moor Mettenhamer Filze with its litter meadows, the Raitener Flutried with its blue iris blossoms in June and many other beauties, such as alluvial forests, humpback meadows and pastures. The people here attach great importance to protecting and preserving this habitat. Therefore, its residents joined in the “Eco-model Schlechinger Tal”, based on 4 pillars together: Preservation of the natural and cultural landscape, securing of farms, nature-friendly tourism and the expansion of environmentally friendly energies. Above all, near-natural farming plays a key role, with attention being paid to regional marketing. In Schlechingen, consumers still know that they are getting a natural, regional quality product. Own guidelines ensure honest production and marketing. This approach has spread to 9 other municipalities in the Achental and has developed into the eco-model Achental. The municipality of Schleching has already won several prizes for its efforts towards sustainability, including, for example: 2012 European Village Renewal Prize for holistic, sustainable and motto-based village development of outstanding quality 2011 Seal of approval “Sustainable Citizens’ Municipality Bavaria” 2007 Action program “Dorf vital” 2002 Bavarian Ministry of State honors Schleching as “Green Community” and manymore.