You don't need to be full of local knowledge to have a great time in Lucerne, but you will need to know a few basic details before you go.
You'll discover it approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east of Bern, the national capital, and 2 miles (3 kilometers) southwest of Ebikon.
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There's no more fitting time to spoil yourself than when you're taking a vacation. Book a room at the Hotel Des Balances and feel like a VIP during your stay.
Lucerne also has accommodations that won't break the budget. Check the rates at the Hotel Falken if you would rather keep those dollars in your pocket.
Pull on your headphones and choose an in-flight movie. In no time, you'll touch down at Zurich Airport (ZRH). It's 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast from downtown Lucerne.
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If you're flying into Zurich Airport, you can just about rent a vehicle in the arrivals hall. You won't need to look far to find Sixt and Budget.
In the center of the city, you'll find Sixt at Haldenstrasse 11. Its convenient location makes for a simple and straightforward pick up. You can also try Europcar at Lakefront Center Luzern.
Taste the unique flavor of this lively metropolis by enjoying attractions like Mount Pilatus and Chapel Bridge. If you've got a little more time up your sleeve, the Swiss Transportation Museum and Loewenplatz are well worth visiting too.
A prominent local monument, Lion Monument is a reminder of historical happenings that are inscribed in the minds of the local residents.
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Gain a better sense of aspects of the culture and spirit of the area by walking around Saint Peters Church, a local place of worship.
And that's not all there is.
Hofkirche is a pleasant and peaceful place of worship. Look at it from a distance or see if you're able to spend a bit of time inside.
Whether or not you want your trip to be mind-blowing and unforgettable or chilled out and mellow, there's one thing for sure — you'll have a few stories to share after it's all over!
If planning an itinerary isn't your thing, there's no need to stress — we've got your back. Lucerne provides an excellent selection of activities. These are our top picks:
After you've spent a few days exploring the best of Lucerne, world-famous attractions are on offer right around the corner! 35 miles (56 kilometers) away is Worb. Many visitors use this nearby locality as a base to visit the world-renowned attraction, Bundeshaus.
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