And while you’ll quickly realise that nature is the true gem in the city’s crown, there are, of course, loads of manmade landmarks that make Lucerne an incredible city break. Begin with the old town and its world-famous wooden Chapel Bridge followed by the impressive stone Lion Monument or the Bourbaki panorama, a 110m-long circular painting. The latest must-see attraction would have to be the KKL concert and congress centre by French architect Jean Nouvel that was completed in 2000.
Good restaurant, nightlife and shopping options also abound despite Lucerne’s relatively small size. You may, however, be surprised to discover that shops have short opening hours dictated by local laws (18:30 on most weekdays, 16:00 on Sat and 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays). But that shouldn’t be a problem as this guide lists all of the best places the city has to offer and when they’re open. And don’t forget to comment on our website!