Discover the Lake Lucerne Region

The Lucerne region is particularly special for its many lakes, both in the valleys and hike up in the mountains.

It’s one of our favorite regions for hiking, with lots of dramatic peaks and ridges. We particularly like this region for kids since it has so many fun and easy trails.

Discover the Lucerne region through our posts below.

Best hikes for kids near Lucerne with fun themed activities along the trails and extras like mountain scooters, alpine slides, and playgrounds.

The best day trips from Lucerne including mountain viewpoints, lakes, waterfalls, cultural highlights, city visits, and fun destinations for kids.

The best places to hike near Lucerne with options for beginners to advanced - mountains, waterfalls, alpine lakes and more.

Spring hikes and activities in the Lucerne region, including mountain tops, lake cruises, low elevation hikes and scenic drives.

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Popular mountain excursions from Lucerne

Visit Mt Pilatus near Lucerne on a full day excursion including riding on a boat, cogwheel train, and cable car. Optional mountain hike and alpine slide.
Details for the classic Rigi round trip tour from Lucerne, including a boat ride, cogwheel mountain train, and cable car. Add-on a hike for a full day outing.
Ride a funicular, then a special cable car with an open air roof to the top of Stanserhorn at 1898m, with spectacular panorama views overlooking Lake Lucerne.
Ride a rotating cable car to this mountain peak and glacier near Lucerne where you can walk on snow even in summer. Amusements include an ice cave, suspension bridge, and summer sledding and skiing.

Best hikes near Lucerne


Hi! I’m Tanya and our family has been living & hiking in Switzerland since 2005, collecting dozens of fun hikes and activities for all ages and abilities. More about us…

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