Summer is here!


When the snowline of the mountains surrounding Lucerne begin receding, the restaurants along the river move their furniture outdoors and the ships on the lake begin ferrying passengers with ever more frequency, you know that summer is here.

While some open-air lakeside bars begin playing their trade as early as April, July and August is the best time to enjoy the city’s swimming spots. And even if Lake Lucerne will never compete with the Mediterranean, at this time of the year its beaches and small bays are an attractive option for a dip.

Summer is also the ideal time to explore neighbouring mountains with an exhilarating hike. While some peaks are accessible year-round, cable cars kick into high gear in June. Discover the most spectacular mountains and other natural wonders here.

Whether you prefer experiencing Lucerne by enjoying a fresh breeze on a mountain peak or on the city’s lakeshore, Lucerne In Your Pocket will help you to make the most of your stay.

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