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“A central Swiss gem”
Review of Lake Luzern

Lake Luzern
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Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne
Ranked #2 of 88 things to do in Lucerne
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Curiously shaped shaped lake surrounded by mountains on most sides make every view spectacular. Crystal clear waters ideal for swimming in summer if only it was not so cold.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Took a 3 hour long ride on Lake Luzern. Beautiful Alpine views through the journey. The boat takes about 5.5 hours for a round trip of the entire lake with the option to get off wherever you wish to spend time. We had the swisspass so didnot pay anything extra for the ride.

We went upto Vitznau from Luzern, spend 2 hours there walking around the sleepy town and having lunch at an excellent restaurant on the lake front. Took the ferry back to Luzern

Beautiful views throughout

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We took a cruise on Lake Luzern and we are so happy we included this in our itinerary. The lake is so pretty, picturesque. It is a must do if you are in Luzern. We had a wonderful time.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Many foreign visitors include Lucerne on their itinerary. What they often do not realise is that the lake they see in Lucerne is very big and stretches down to Brunnen and then changes its name to the Urnersee and then extends to Flüelen. If there is time do not miss the chance to use the ferries and get maybe a dayticket to travel these boats. You can get off at any of the stops, and maybe walk to the next station.
As you travel down the Urnersee the scenery is more rugged, try getting off at Treib and take the small train up to Seelisberg and maybe walk up the road there and have a look at the beautiful converted hotel which housed the global headquarters of the Transendental Meditation Movement of the Maharisi Mahesh Yogi from 1968 until 1992. Close by is the Rütli Meadow where the Swiss Confederacy was signed.
If you do not wish to take a day trip go from Lucerne to Vitznau and go on the train up Mount Rigi, or to Burgenstock. All these places offer spectacular scenery both in summer and in winter. The trips may be a little on the expensive side but worth it. Have a look for offers and look at www.lakelucerne.ch to see the offers.
I have personally travelled to all these places over the last fifteen years, never am I disappointed.

7  Thank Windhund
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Beautiful scenery, interesting architecture & a nice environment, this is definitely one place worth visiting! Lucerne was our favourite city in Switzerland!

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