Luzern and Central Switzerland: Places to Explore

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Luzern

Luzern city is a convenient base for excursions all over central Switzerland. The countryside here is tame, and the vast Vierwaldstättersee offers a prime opportunity for a lake steamer cruise. Where the River Reuss flows out of Lake Luzern, Luzern's Old Town straddles the narrowed waters.

There are a couple of discount passes available for museums and sights in the city. The LucerneCard, which costs 19 SF for one day (27 SF for two days, 33 SF for three days), grants unlimited travel on all public transportation in Luzern and half-pride admission at select museums. If you're staying in a hotel, pick up a special visitor's card; once stamped by the hotel, it entitles you to discounts at most museums and other tourist-oriented businesses. Both passes are available at the tourist office.

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