29 attractions you should visit in Lucerne - With photos & details

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The oldest traces of humans in the Lucerne area are stone artifacts and cave bear bones found in the Steigelfadbalm cave on Mt. Rigi from the Middle Paleolithic or about 30,000 BC. Other animal bones including mammoth, reindeer and giant deer from the local glacial maximum have also been found in Lucerne.

Richard Wagner Museum LucerneRichard-Wagner-Weg 27, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland
Museums

Richard Wagner is one of the most famous composers in the history of music. The Landhaus, in which Wagner created a number of his works, is now a museum containing photographs, paintings, and a valuable collection of scores and letters illustrating the life and work of the artist. The centerpiece of the collection is the Erard grand piano.  The museum also puts on temporary exhibitions alongside the permanent Wagner collection on display. These focus on aspects of his work and times.

RigiSchwärtwald, 6353 Weggis, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Rigi is a mountainous area near Lucerne, between Küssnacht, am Rigi, Goldau, and Gersau. It's a typical Swiss green landscape with meadows, forests, and grazing cows. Since 1871, it is well connected by cogwheel train. Rigi Kulm is the highest point and offers great views of Lake Lucerne, the Alps in the south and the plains in the north, all the way to Germany. Also, there is a restaurant.

Rigi RailwaysRigistrasse 2, 6410 Goldau, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other

Mt Rigi watches over the eastern shore of Lake Lucerne and was one of the first mountains in the world to have a cog railway. First opened in 1871, the Mt Rigi rack train was originally pulled by steam engines. It was changed to electric, later on, but still today the route operates with nostalgic steam on special runs. There are actually two railways to the summit of Mt Rigi. The original Mt Rigi cog train from the shore of Lake Lucerne at Vitznau where the lake cruise boats stop.

RotseeRotsee, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Rotseeis a natural rowing lake on the northern edge of Lucerne, Switzerland. It is 2,400 meters long with virtually no current and protected from winds by nearby hills making it an ideal rowing venue. The lake is the venue for the final leg of the World Rowing Cup series. When a World Championships is also being held in Lucerne  then no World Cup race is held on the lake.

Sammlung RosengartPilatusstrasse 10, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
Museums

The Rosengart Collection Lucerne brings together over 300 Classic Modernist and Impressionist works of art. A circuit of the museum extends over three floors. Experience some inspiring moments surrounded by wonderful art . This exquisite collection moved into its new and utterly coherent home in what is a former branch of the Swiss National Bank in March 2002.

SeetalSeetal, 6294 Ermensee, Switzerland
Outdoors- Other

The Seetal is a valley in the cantons of Lucerne and Aargau in Switzerland. The valley descends from south to north from near Eschenbach to Lenzburg and is drained by the Aabach and the Ron. The valley is distinguished by Lake Hallwil and Lake Baldegg, from which it takes its name

Spreuer Bridge6004 Lucerne, Switzerland
Bridges

The Spreuer Bridge is one of two extant covered wooden footbridges in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. Besides the other preserved bridge, the Kapellbrücke, a third bridge of this type – the Hofbrücke – existed in Lucerne, but was demolished in the 19th century.

Swiss Museum of TransportLidostrasse 5, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland
Museums

The Swiss Museum of Transport takes a fascinating, interactive look at the development of transport and mobility on road, rail and water, not forgetting air and space travel. On display are more than 3,000 objects, simulators, multimedia shows and interactive exhibits occupying an area some 20,000 m2 in size.

UNESCO Biosphäre EntlebuchChlosterbüel 28, 6170 Schüpfheim, Switzerland
Outdoors- Other
Forests

This is a unique round walk through the moorland scenery of the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch. You'll love the barren raised bogs, flora-rich flat moors, and primal moorland landscapes! Moors as far as the eye can see! The long-distance footpath with its five legs comprises 80 kilometres of springy moorland terrain, stony mountain paths, ancient pass routes, and unmade alp and forestry roads through barren high moors and flora-rich flat moors.

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