Luzern and Central Switzerland Travel Guide


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Plan Your Luzern and Central Switzerland Vacation

With the mist rising off the waves and the mountains looming above the clouds, it's easy to understand how Wagner could have composed his Siegfried Idyll in his mansion beside the lake. This is inspiring terrain, romantic and evocative. When the waters roil up, you can hear the whistling chromatics and cymbal clashes of Gioacchino Rossini's thunderstorm from his 1829 opera, Guillaume Tell.


Luzern and Central Switzerland Hotels

In the mountains, high season means the winter ski season; in the valleys, summer is more expensive. As the terrain and climate vary radically between more


Luzern and Central Switzerland Restaurants

In this heavily visited region, most restaurants are open all day, sometimes with a more limited menu between lunch and dinner. You'll find outside more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Luzern and Central Switzerland

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Luzern and Central Switzerland Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Luzern: The must-see spot on the tour, it offers not only famous sights—the Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument—but also other treasures, like the... Read more

  • Lake Luzern

    Towns where travelers used to stop to brush the dust off their clothes have turned into full-service spas with culinary temples, hiking trails... Read more

  • The Swiss Path

    Central Switzerland is well suited to experiencing the country's history, with landmarks representing facts and legends going back more than... Read more


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