Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
4.5
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  • Janet r
    Wakefield, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shearings holidsy to Switzerland
    We holidayed on the shores of lake Lucerne Hergiswil Hotel seepilates Travel was on a shearing coach trip Hotel was amazing and I’ve done a separate review It was a wonderful holiday only mared by one of the crew or shearings false information . Day to Engleberg was clearly documented that you would have opportunity to go on the revolving gondala at your own expense . We understood that and we’re happy to pay but the issue was for some unknown reason crew member did his best to discourage everyone from going up mt titlis . Even threatening us saying we would have to make it back to resort on our own . This resulted in the whole bus apart from 4 of us frighted to take the risk So if you are thinking of going on this wonderful holiday double check with shearings regarding this . Four of us went up and it was the highlight of the week and we made it back to bus in time
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,786 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views
    I would normally say in a review of a lake that "it's a lake" and give it three stars. This lake, though, rates four stars because of the views. We didn't actually go out onto the lake but did wander along the shore for a long time looking across the clear blue water towards the mountains (some snow-capped). And there were lots of boats to see, and swimmers, and white swans, and the lovely city of Lucerne itself, and restaurants, and cooling ice creams. Maybe it should even be a 4.5!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Raju M
    Sugar Land, Texas53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do in Lucern!
    Really enjoyed the boat trip on Lake Lucerne from the main train station to Mt. Rigi. Beautiful water and background scenery! Got to take many pictures. Highly recommend taking a boat trip!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad5,707 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love love love Lucerne
    I took the train from Zurich, spent the day in this city, and fell in love with it. The lake is calm and so beautiful. You can take a ferry to other villages or just a scenic ride. The lake adds so much life and calmness to this scenic area. A definite must-visit.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 August 2023
  • michelle m
    583 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day trip to lake Lucerne
    Nice place to visit. We took the train Basel to Lucerne for the short day trip. The lake is beautiful with lots of places to relax shop and many restaurants around with great views. We took the ferry lake Lucerne to Bürgenstock only an hour return journey which was sufficient having only a limited time here. Definitely recommend this place.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Karen M
    Kirkwall, United Kingdom1,199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very scenic & beautiful lake
    Amazing scenic lake - beautifully blue water. Lots of sections to the lake - not just oval in shape & edges are steep. Lots of boat activity on lake & loads to do water sports wise. Beautiful towns & villages surround the lake
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • tidge
    97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We keep returning
    We just returned from what I think was our 6th stay on Lake Lucerne. We just seem to be drawn back even though to different locations on the lake. We have stayed in Beckenreid, Hergiswil and in Hertenstein. We have stayed twice in each of these locations. Having a rental car makes it easy to drive around parts of the lake and visit some of the small towns like Brunnen, near by to Weggis. The mountain views are spectacular and the smaller villages are pristine. Always ready to return.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Phillip L
    Melbourne, Australia365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake Zurich was beautiful, but Lake Luzern is stunning
    Take a cruise on the lake - it is stunning, with a backdrop of mountains and punctuated by little towns, villages and settlements along the coastline. The water is pristine and often changes colour. Better still, if you're heading to the Gotthard Panorama Express, catch the paddle steamer all the way to Fluelen, a trip of about 2.75 hours and the scenery just gets better and better (have your camera ready). If that is what you are doing, then you can book your luggage through to the train at the departure point in Luzern, so you don't have to worry about carrying it on board.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Topman4
    Whitley Bay, United Kingdom518 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely interesting town.
    My partner and I were on a coach touring the area and had a day in Lucerne on Boxing Day. Few shops were open but the town was busy. We had coffee before doing a lake cruise which was very enjoyable with an interesting guide. Visit the wooden bridge. The town is well worth visiting.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 January 2024
  • Kamal P
    Byron Bay, Australia8,068 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was tranquil and soothing
    Lake Lucerne was another beautiful lake that we saw in Switzerland. At Lucerne, the lake had mooring facilities for steamers and a broad pedestrian walkway to enjoy fair length of the beautiful water front that was close to the city. There were many species of wetland birds including Mute Swans, many types of Ducks, Gulls, Coots etc. The 19th century steamers were an added attraction with each steamer having its own character and elegance. Lake was a very convenient passage to travel to Beckenried, Brunnen, Fluelen, Vitznau and Weggis. Lake Lucerne’s beauty was enhanced by the bordering mountain ranges that were visible in its far side. To see its beautiful surroundings and feel the environment we did a boat tour which took us deeper to the interior. We were able to discover the hidden charm and tranquility. Awesome!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 April 2024
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LizM2
Clydebank, UK1,831 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We were lucky to visit when the weather was sunny and clear and we were able to walk along both sides of the lake around the town. We also took a ferry trip and enjoyed the lake and villages surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Beautiful
Written 14 June 2024
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Kamal P
Byron Bay, Australia8,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Lake Lucerne was another beautiful lake that we saw in Switzerland. At Lucerne, the lake had mooring facilities for steamers and a broad pedestrian walkway to enjoy fair length of the beautiful water front that was close to the city. There were many species of wetland birds including Mute Swans, many types of Ducks, Gulls, Coots etc. The 19th century steamers were an added attraction with each steamer having its own character and elegance. Lake was a very convenient passage to travel to Beckenried, Brunnen, Fluelen, Vitznau and Weggis. Lake Lucerne’s beauty was enhanced by the bordering mountain ranges that were visible in its far side. To see its beautiful surroundings and feel the environment we did a boat tour which took us deeper to the interior. We were able to discover the hidden charm and tranquility. Awesome!
Written 24 April 2024
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Bhumika M
Mumbai, India57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Best place to visit in the centre of the city. The walk around the lake is scenic and relaxing. Do try yummy ice cream from Bachmann outlet and also some croissants
Written 21 April 2024
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Kaan Kuskonmaz
Istanbul, Türkiye286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Lake Lucerne is one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. Its coasts extend to four cities. If you have never visited there, you wouldn't say that you have visited Switzerland.
Written 20 April 2024
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Phil S
Balbriggan, Ireland21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful place. Stunning views of the lake, lake tours available and plenty to see and do around the town. Excellent travel hub for investigation of surrounding areas.
Written 5 January 2024
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Topman4
Whitley Bay, UK518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My partner and I were on a coach touring the area and had a day in Lucerne on Boxing Day. Few shops were open but the town was busy. We had coffee before doing a lake cruise which was very enjoyable with an interesting guide. Visit the wooden bridge. The town is well worth visiting.
Written 1 January 2024
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irve2016
Sydney, Australia1,255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This part of the world is just stunning, cruising on this lake was just majestic. The scenery was superb I didn't know which way to turn.
Written 24 November 2023
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Phillip L
Melbourne, Australia365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Take a cruise on the lake - it is stunning, with a backdrop of mountains and punctuated by little towns, villages and settlements along the coastline. The water is pristine and often changes colour.
Better still, if you're heading to the Gotthard Panorama Express, catch the paddle steamer all the way to Fluelen, a trip of about 2.75 hours and the scenery just gets better and better (have your camera ready). If that is what you are doing, then you can book your luggage through to the train at the departure point in Luzern, so you don't have to worry about carrying it on board.
Written 19 October 2023
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tidge
Assonet, MA, U.S.97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We just returned from what I think was our 6th stay on Lake Lucerne. We just seem to be drawn back even though to different locations on the lake. We have stayed in Beckenreid, Hergiswil and in Hertenstein. We have stayed twice in each of these locations. Having a rental car makes it easy to drive around parts of the lake and visit some of the small towns like Brunnen, near by to Weggis. The mountain views are spectacular and the smaller villages are pristine. Always ready to return.
Written 25 September 2023
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK1,199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Amazing scenic lake - beautifully blue water. Lots of sections to the lake - not just oval in shape & edges are steep. Lots of boat activity on lake & loads to do water sports wise.
Beautiful towns & villages surround the lake
Written 11 September 2023
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