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Lucerne is a medium-size city, but it's fairly compact, so all sites can be reached via foot. The city can be reached by bus or train. The difference between daytime and nighttime in Lucerne is literally night and day -- during the day, it is a sweet Swiss city; at night people are getting drunk and escort services are available (they are even advertised in tourism books).
There are a few Lucerne hostels (but more budget and upscale hotels) in the city, a couple are within fifteen minutes of the train station. During the summer these Lucerne hostels fill up quickly, so try to book well in advance. Switzerland is expensive, so be prepared to spend more money than in other Western European countries.
There are many sites to see around Lucerne including the Chapel Bridge (also known as the portrait bridge), the Water Tower, the Musegg Wall, the Jesuit Church, the Mill Bridge, the Lion Monument, and the KKL culture and convention centre. The Musegg Wall is free and offers breathtaking views (make sure to wear sunscreen -- it won't seem as though you're burning, but a sunburn appears). On the way up to the Musegg Wall, there are pastures with Hairy Coos (Scottish cows, the same breed as the infamous Hamish in Scotland). The Chapel Bridge is absolutely gorgeous during the day as well as night. The old town portion offers gorgeous paintings of some of the buildings -- wander around the old town and you will undoubtedly find some.
Around town there are multiple grocery stores, food markets, restaurants, shops, and sweets stores (including a well-known macaron store in the old town portion). Additionally, in the summer they occasionally set up flea markets. They often have events going on, including a Red Bull extreme BMX event in town. In addition to the festivals, shops, and sites, do what the Swiss do -- enjoy the lake and parks (swim, boat, barbeque, or hangout)!
This is a safe city; just don't wander around at night alone (make sure you have a friend with you). It is gorgeous and peaceful and should not be missed. In terms of a cheap meal, grocery stores are the best bet. Since most of the sights can be seen for free, the high prices are somewhat outweighed by not having to pay admission fees to sights.
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Jugendherberge am Rotsee - Youth Hostel Luzern
"This is a pretty good place to stay. It's nice and clean, but what else do you expect in Switzerland? Free bed sheets, free locker, free shower. It's pretty far away from everything and really hard to find -- it's on a back road around a bend with no signs on the main road. Just DON'T use the internet there! It is a TOTAL rip off. 1 Franc for 5 minutes. The computer froze when I paid for 10 minutes and the staff just shrugged and said, "Not...
"Backpackers Lucerne offers great accommodation, great prices, and a wonderful location. Be prepared for several rules and restrictions during your stay -- they are intended to improve everyone's stay but they can be a bit inhibiting. The Location Situated right on the water, Backpackers is a ten-minute walk to the train station and a thirteen-minute walk to the Old Town. The hostel is also within easy walking distance of two grocery...
"This was a great, quiet little hotel about ten minutes from the train station. It's not far! Just a couple stops on the tram, then you have to walk down a really charming, tree-lined street to get there. The lady at the front desk was so sweet, let us leave our bags with her until our room was ready. The rooms were super clean, there is a wardrobe and a sink/mirror, they even give you face towels. There was only one computer that we could see...
Lion Lodge Lucerne
"Good - Facilities were good. The receptionist got a little short with me when I asked if they served breakfast and they didn't offer any information on check in such as what facilities there were and nearby supermarkets, like most hostels do. Although info was given when asked for." … "… decorated guest rooms: a six-person room, 14 quads and 10 doubles. Three large verandas facing the picturesque Steinenstrasse are perfect for...
Twins Minbak Hostel
"Our Hostel is excellently located with just 2 minutes walking distance to the beautiful lake shore and very close to the train-station and the picturesque old town. You will find bright dormitory rooms in a new, modern style building which are the perfect place to relax and have a good rest. During winter time there is an unique view from the rooms down to the ice rink. Free use of 2 internet stations and wireless internet in all rooms....
Tourist Hotel Lucerne
"You cannot beat this hostel for a cheap Lucerne accommodation. The location is incredible — right on the river. Our room overlooked the river! The staff were perhaps the most friendly we encountered in all of Europe. The room was clean, comfortable, and fairly spacious for a hostel. The only negatives were the paper-thin walls and the shower which turned off every two minutes (for water conservation — you just turn it right back on,...
"We offer rooms in a completely new renovated house in Lucerne.They are fully furnished and there are 4 rooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 kitchen per floor. Please Note:Payment Methods accepted on arrival: Cash, credit and debit cards (Maestro, VISA, Mastercard, American Express)Check in time: 16.00Check Out Time: 11.00Prices include taxes" … "Address:Lädelistrasse 6,LucerneBus Nr. 2, 12, 18 from the train stationBus stop is called 'Guetsch'....
"Hotel Flora is directly at the lake Lucerne in Vitznau, a suburb of Lucerne. It is famous for its amazing view over the lake and its surrounding mountains. 30 Rooms have their private bathroom and balcony. Breakfast is from 7 – 10 am and the reception is open 24 hours. The Hotel has 30 Rooms, from Single to Four bedrooms. All rooms have private balcony and bathroom. Half of them have lake- the other half Mountain View." … "…...
The Bed + Breakfast
"… in the house. The young BED + BREAKFAST team can give you all the advice you need on the numerous local places of interest and the wide choice of entertainment in Lucerne. Tickets can be obtained from THE BED + BREAKFAST. We also have a range of bikes available for hire. Our breakfast buffet is at your disposal from 7.30 am til 10 am daily. Additionally, you will find a TV, a coffee machine and cold drinks here. THE BED + BREAKFAST...
Hotel De la Paix
"… a few minutes away from all monuments and attractions, that the beautiful city of Lucerne has to offer. The hotel offer comfortable accommodation, all rooms are simply decorated, and fully equipped with TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer, and private facilities. This really is a good and reasonably priced place to stay with added benefits such as a buffet style breakfast included, and why not to dine at the famous hotel restaurant...
Bellevue au Lac
"… City of Canterbury, a must for all visitors, with numerous shops and tourist attractions alike is only twelve miles up the road. The Garden Lodge is a very comfortable family home. Our beautiful garden has aviaries, a fish pond and a mosaic tiled solar heated swimming pool with steps for easy access. (Only available in summer months) Our restaurant uses home grown vegetables and fruit from our own garden.All our cakes,...
Jail Hotel Loewengraben
"This trendy boutique hostel was actually a prison until 1998. Now prison memorabilia lines the corridors and each of the rooms has the original heavy wooden cell doors, replete with slots for food. The rooms are surprisingly bright and spacious, some even have toilet and shower. The place is very clean and they provide sheets and towels. One complaint is the lighting system -- turning on the bathroom light lightens the whole room. There...
Best Western Hotel Krone
"Small hotel but delightful! One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in, and believe me I have stayed in many around the world! Very well situated, it was a delight to eat breakfast sitting at the window table with the windows wide open looking into the market square: it set me up for the day. Altogether a pleasant experience and one I would recommend without hesitation." … "… are all equipped with minibar, fan (no air...
Hotel Falken Lucerne
"The comfortable Boutique Hotel, built in 1988, is located in the world-famous old town of Lucerne. Historic buildings, a wealth of shopping attractions, and many well-known landmarks such as the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) are just a stone’s throw from our door. We look forward to welcoming you at our 'Reception-Bar'. Why not treat yourself to a relaxing aperitif at arrival? Enjoy our asian food at restaurant TOUTOU. Our privat parking...
"… in the historic "Korn" Market area, which is a well known pedestrian precinct with great shopping and a fantastic view of the Town Hall and the Reuss River. Come and let our unique individually-appointed rooms, and suites with whirlpools enchant you.All of our rooms are equipped with a Bath and/or Shower ensuite, WC, Hair-dryer,Direct-dial telephone, TV/Radio, Minibar, Safe and Internet access.Rooms Tipe ( they are...
"… s!" … "A warm welcome awaits you in the traditional atmosphere at Hotel Baslertor. Elegantly pleasurable, comfortable yet stylish living in a leading hotel with that special touch. All our 30 rooms are with shower/toilet, directdial telephone with internet access, TV, radio, mini-bar, and some with air-conditioning. The only hotel with an own outdoor pool (8x4m) in Lucerne. We look forward to welcoming you as a...
Hotel Pension Rösli
"… at the main hotel, the Baslertor. Please check-in at the Hotel Baslertor, just opposite the Pension Roesli. We look forward to welcoming you as a guest in our pension. Check-in is at 02:00pm – 12:00 am and check-out 07:00 – 11:00 am. To confirm and guarantee the reservation please send us a number of your credit card (Mastercard/VISA, no "Electron-card") together with the exp. date.Cancellation policy is 72 hrs prior to...
Hotel Drei Koenige
"The Drei Koenige is a family-run hotel offering comfortable 3-star accommodation with easy access to all of Lucerne's major attractions. All rooms are equipped with bath/shower, WC, TV, direct dial phone and radio.This is an extremely friendly hotel which offers guests a cosy and informal atmosphere from which to plan their break in downtown Lucerne." … "… News Service, Ice machine, Multilingual staff, Night concierge, Safety...
"Hotel Himmelrich lies in the middle of nature, but still only 15 minutes by car from the city centre of Lucerne away. Hotelguests can enjoy drinks and refreshments on the terrace in between nature. The hotel also has a children's playground. Our friendly stuff and the surrounding area assure a memorable stay. Free parking is available in front of the Hotel. The Rooms are equipped with a private balcony and bathroom. Half of them have lake...
Hotel Le Stelle
"… to the „Old Town Hotels group“. It offers its guests modern comfort, attentive service as well as the real Swiss hospitality in the historical scenery. All our rooms with queen-size bed or double bed have a bathroom with a shower, WC and hairdryer. They are all equipped with minibar, fan (no air conditioning), safe, telephone, radio, LED 26“ FullHD - TV with national and international cablecom classic digital chanels and Delizio...
Hotel & Restaurant Spatz
"… guest bedrooms in the Hotel Restaurant Spatz will come equipped with high-speed Internet access, full-sized bathroom with tub, a personal safe, satellite TV, a hair dryer, and direct dial phone. When staying at the three-star Hotel Restaurant Spatz guests will be able to rely on the many amenities which include, security, free parking on the premises, meeting and conference rooms, laundry and dry cleaning services, a handy tour...
"Excellent. During our stay here, very impressed with the staff and every little detail. Food was fantastic. The prices are ideal. You are in the middle of everything. A few minutes walk takes you to anywhere in the city. This is a must stop." … "… Some of our specialities include Rösti Mount Pilatus and fillets of white fish with barley - crust and saffron sauce. Or guests can enjoy a drink in the 'Regina' bar where we...
Hotel Des Alpes
"… souvenir shops, museums, sights like the wooden chapel bridge, or Jesuit church, train- and boat station, as well as the Culture and Convention Center (KKL) are all within easy walking distance.Enjoy a fascinating view of our Alps, and the warm Swiss hospitality our property offers you ever day. We look forward to welcoming you in our hotel. Please note:Cancellation Policy: 48 hours before the arrivalCheck In: 2.00 pmCheck Out:...
"Set within a lush park in Luzern, Guesthouse Bruchmatt is peacefully located, a 5-minute walk from the centre with cafs and restaurants. It offers rooms with wooden floors and work desks. The non-smoking rooms feature most shared and a few private bathrooms. The Transport Museum is about 3 km away." … "… 50 meters you will find our entrance. Walking it will take you about 15-20 minutes to reach our hotel. By car: coming...
"… which like it quieter. Our breakfast is served from 7.00 - 10.00 am and the reception is open 24 hours. During the summer season there is a beach bar where one can relax and enjoy a swim in the lake of Lucerne.Please note:Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrivalCheck In: 3.00 pmCheck Out: 11.00 amMethod of Payment upon arrival: Debit Cards, Maestro, Credit Cards, CashBreakfast is included.Taxes are included.Children up until the...
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