Lucerne

Lucerne, winter wonderland!

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If you’ve decided to visit Lucerne this winter, then you’ve made the right choice as here in Central Switzerland at the foot of the Alps, snowy adventures are never far away. A winter wonderland of sports opportunities like skiing, snowboarding and sledging or just a relaxing day in the snow on an easily accessible mountain peak are all only a short trip away. Check out our chapters Mountain peaks and Ski resorts chapter for all of the best options.

The cold season also brings many delightful urban activities to the city. If you’re here during the holiday season, be sure to check out the Christmas markets where you can warm up with a glass of hot, spicy Glühwein while soaking up some Yuletide ambience. And on a culinary note, the Swiss cheese specialities fondue and raclette actually taste better when a chill is in the air. You can find them in many restaurants around town and you can even take a raclette and fondue cruise on the lake.

Thankfully, most of Lucerne’s famous sights like the Chapel Bridge, the Gletschergarten and the Lion Monument are also open and accessible in winter, but if you’re longing for some rest and relaxation after an extended sightseeing tour, a new spa has opened at the Bürgenstock Resort. Best of all, you can get there by ship and funicular ticking off two local must-dos in the process

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