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Lucerne city walk

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Lucerne Spreuerbrücke

This bridge, the Spreuerbrücke, spans the river Reuss in the heart of Lucerne. The City Wall can be seen to the right.

A varied walk in historical Lucerne

This varied route takes you across the entire city center of Lucerne. You can spend a few hours on it or the entire day, as this walk can be combined with a boat trip and museum visits.


How to reach Lucerne and detailed route instructions.


Facts City walk Lucerne

  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 432 - 483 m
  • Distance: 8.2 km
  • Terrain: along river, town, along lake
  • Region: Lake Lucerne (Central Switzerland)

About this city walk

This self-guided city walk in Lucerne makes sure that you won't miss anything: the Chapel Bridge, City Wall, Gütsch Castle, various churches and museums, the historical Old Town, the Lion Monument, the lake and even the less touristy Neustadt are all included.

We recommend to allocate a minimum of 3 hours to allow for a leisurely pace and some photography along the way. You can spend a full day if you also make a boat trip, have lunch, do some souvenir shopping or visit one or more museums, like the Swiss Museum of Transport.

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