From Eco Friendly Travels

Eco-friendly travel guide to Lucerne advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Lucerne, Switzerland.

View of Lake Lucerne and the Pilatus with Lucerne

  • Air quality: 4.5 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 5 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 5 / 5
  • Public transportation: 4 / 5
  • Parks: 5 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 5 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 3.5 / 5
  • Safety: 4.5 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$60 - $700
  • Budget per day: US$125 - $900

Responsible Travel

Lucerne is a town in Central Switzerland and is also the capital of the province Canton of Lucerne. With a population of 82,000, it is Central Switzerland's most populated town. As the province's capital, it is the hub of economic, commercial, educational, cultural activities. Compared to other Swiss cities, Lucerne is comparatively smaller in size, with an area of 37.4 square kilometers. It is quite famous amongst the tourists for its historical and cultural significance; therefore, you must follow specific measures to ensure that your actions don't negatively impact the local environment and the communities.

  • You must try your best to keep your carbon footprint minimal. You can opt for public transports, electronic vehicles or even walking to discover this small town. These tips will help you in travelling responsibly.
  • Also, you should opt for eco-friendly options like opting for sustainable accommodation which includes green hotels and hostels and supporting local businesses. It will help you get proper exposure to the local culture and support the local communities.

Apart from these necessary measures, you should use recyclable and reusable items to avoid plastic and other harmful materials to increase pollution in the town.

Air Quality and Pollution

This city's air quality is immaculate and fresh because of trees and mountains, which purify the air. The only pollution at a moderate level in this city is the light and noise pollution at 53.1/ 100. The main reason for light pollution is artificial light at night; the excessive use of light causes light pollution, which can lower sleep time, increasing nausea, and restlessness. The main reason for Lucerne's noise pollution is high traffic and the trains so it is advised that you should use public transport. There are many strict laws for industrial and residential areas in terms of air pollution. The government has a standard set for the industrial area to reduce air pollution. The following data explains the situation better:

  • PM10 – 22
  • PM2.5 – 15
  • PM10 Pollution Level – Low to Moderate
  • Pollution Index – 31.66
  • Pollution Exp Scale – 55.12

Respect the Culture

Lucerne is an ancient town in Switzerland and is known for its unique traditional culture. The biggest festival is the carnival which is a must visit if you want to experience the true vibe of the city. This carnival includes a grand march. There are many parades and the purpose is to preserve the 15th century traditions. The events start on a Thursday which are known as Dirty Thursdays. There are also Fat Mondays and Fat Tuesdays which include children and monster parades.

There are many other aspects of the Swiss culture which includes their beautiful arts and crafts. The Swiss are known around the world for their watchmaking, their beautiful museums that holds some of the most timeless pieces.

Another important part of any culture is their food. When you are in Switzerland, make sure you try the local cuisine and their national dishes. Learn about the food and appreciate it. This shows that you respect their culture and care enough to ask questions.

Swiss people love their culture and want to keep old age traditions alive. They want to keep the art of fold dances, folk music alive and that is something you should always respect. Do not frown upon their way of life or their old traditions that are an integral part of their culture.

Lucerne Carnival

Top 10 Places to Visit

  • Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge): Lucerne's most characteristic sight, Kapellbrucke, is a covered wooden Chapel Bridge that runs diagonally across the Reuss, which was built in 1333. People come here to see the exciting pictures (more than 100 in numbers) hanging from the roof rafters inside, depicting patron saints and sceneries from the town's history. The bridge and tower are rated as the most photographed scenes in entire Switzerland.
  • Lake Lucerne: Lake Lucerne is a 38-kilometer-long lake. The William Tell Express combines a train excursion through the St. Gotthard Pass that links Central Switzerland with several Ticino region attraction points. It is among the top 10 places in Lucerne. You can see the beautiful Alpine peaks from this lake and learn about this beautiful city's history and lore while exploring Lake Lucerne.
  • The Old Town of Lucerne: The Old Town of Lucerne, also known as Altes Rathaus, is situated on the Reuss's right bank and was built in 1602-06 in the Italian Renaissance style. From this place, you can find many other exciting sights like Weinmarkt with a Late Gothic fountain, St. Peter's Chapel, built-in 1178, and many other places making Old Town a delightful place to stroll.
  • Mount Rigi: If you want to experience a never forgetting treat to the eye, then take a ride to a cog railway from Lake Lucerne's shores to an elevation of 1,798 meters on Mt. Rigi – this is Europe’s first-ever cog railway. On your tour, you will see the scenic views stretching to the Black Forest in Germany. Mt. Rigi is a famous tourist spot leading millions of visitors to explore this part of the city.
  • Spreuerbrucke: Spreuerbrucke is appreciated for having survived for several centuries and is the second-most covered wooden bridge built-in 1406. You can see 45 paintings of the Dance of Death, known as the Totentanz, painted between 1616 and 1637 by a famous painter Kasper Meglinger and his students. An interesting fact about the paintings is that all are framed in black and inscribed with explanations in verse about the painting's subject and belongings.
  • Lowendenkmal (Lion Monument): You can find this place just north of Lowenplatz; a huge dying lion hewn from the rock ledge's face is the famous Lion Monument designed by Thorwaldsen in 1820. According to the legends, this monument commemorates 26 officers' death and more than 700 troops of the Swiss Guards and mercenary soldiers. They were killed while protecting King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. This touching monument is considered one of the best-sight in Lucerne.
  • Museggmauer & Turme (Town Walls and Towers): Musseggmauer & Terme is a wall built between 1350 and 1408. With nine towers constructed in differing styles, you can see this spot along the northern side of Lucerne's old town. This part was built around 1386 and is still intact; you can also climb four towers: Zyt, Schirmer, Wacht, and Mannli – for amazing views across the city, lake, and surrounding landscape. Visitors come here to see the oldest Lucerne’s clock, built-in 1535, in the Zyt tower. Besides this, you’ll be amazed by its mechanism at work inside Zyt tower.
  • Jesuit Church: Famously known as Switzerland's first church in the Baroque style, Jesuit Church was built for the Jesuits. It sits on Reuss's left bank and dates back to 1666 and 1677. People are in awe of this church because of its outstanding interior updated to the Rococo style in 1750, with a remarkable painted ceiling and ornate faux marble side altars.
  • Gletschergarten (Glacier Garden): This Glacier Garden is the remarkable relic of the Ice Age, which includes glacier-polished rock, erratic boulders dropped by the retreating ice, and thirty-two potholes formed at the base of waterfalls of melting glacial ice. It is a working model of the process that demonstrates their formation. The exhibits organized here also shows how the changing climate affects the earth.
  • Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne: Bourbaki Panorama Luzerne is famously known as a European Culture monument that commemorates the internment of 80,000 French soldiers who found refugee in Switzerland in 1871. This whole thing is picturized and depicted in the paintings of a famous artist Edouard Castres. This museum shows 360-degree filming and virtual reality about this war's inspiration, leading many tourists to experience the technology.
Panoramic view (to the northeast) on the Lake Lucerne from the summit Esel (2118 m), the second highest peak of the mountain range "Pilatus", which is located in the southwest of Lucerne


Lucerne is an exciting city known for its well-preserved medieval core, genial atmosphere, and elegant historic buildings and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Switzerland. Visitors come here to see the landmark monasteries, museums, mountain scenery, and whatnot. This city is very compact and easy to explore.

City Parks

  • Vogeligartli Park: Vogeligartli Park is one of Lucerne's most popular green spaces; Vogeligartli means the "bird garden" – comes from the aviary built here in 1901. This park is well-populated with people as it is a spot for their entertainment where several artists perform their specialties to entertain them in various ways. You can also spot several food stalls that enables you to enjoy delicious snacks while watching artists performing their roles and plays.
  • Richard Wagner Museum Park: This park is famous among Lucerne's people as it is surrounded by an extensive garden right by the lake. It offers unique views of the mountains and is spread over 30,000 square meters in 1931 to open it to the public. It is named so because Richard Wagner once lived here on Lake Lucerne's shores for six years; here, visitors can view a collection on Richard Wagner and his time in Tribschen. You can also find one of Lucerne’s most scenic children’s playgrounds here in the center of the park.
  • Ufschotti: Famously known for its extensive expanse of greenery by the lake, the Ufschotti is where visitors come in large numbers. This park also has a 200-meter-long strip of sandy beach that gives all its visitors a real seaside vibe. This park is just a few minutes' distances south of Lucerne's central train station, making it a very populated place among travelers. It also provides several opportunities to have a good time, for example, its bathing spot that offers bathing enthusiasts and sun-worshippers expanse areas where they can lie and relax.
  • Dreilinden Park: Being the largest park in Lucerne, Dreilinden Park, also known as “Konsipark," – offers breathtaking views and is also known for its culture. You will see that this park is built in English-style with plenty of old trees and far-reaching panoramic views of the Alps, which is set over an area of 35,000 square meters. This park also houses a castle-like Villa Vicovaro, which includes its main building, a gatehouse, an outbuilding, and artificial ruins of a gateway, a cave, and several marble sculptors can be seen here.
Dreilinden Park

National Parks

There are no such national parks in Lucerne. Although, if you are looking for one, then there's this Swiss National Park, also known as Parc Naziunal Svizzer in Zernez, which is near Lucerne. This park was founded in 1914, and it is a strictly protected area where flora and fauna can develop freely. Visitors are allowed for excursions in the National Park as it offers them a fascinating experience amidst a genuinely natural landscape.


Lucerne does not have any beaches, yet it has several lakes and places where people can enjoy sunbathing and lake pools along the lake shores. Some of which are:

  • Lido: Lido is a must-visit place in Lucerne - a large park that stretches along the lakeshore, including a sandy beach for swimming in the lake, a large playground, swimming pools, and several snack bars and restaurants. This place provides you with several fun activities where you can spend time playing and wandering around with your loved ones.
  • River Reuss: Being Switzerland’s fourth longest river, River Reuss has become a popular bathing spot where people float downstream with the current until you reach Reusszopf next to the Nordpol Summer bar close to the town of Emmenbrucke. You can usually see this place crowded with swimmers who come here to dive and enjoy boating as well.
River Reuss


  • KKL Lucerne Hall: Known for its architectural highlight of this city, KKL Lucerne Hall is a culture and convention center thronged by food connoisseurs and nature and art lovers. To visit this stunning hallmark of Lucerne, you have to purchase tickets costing 15 CHF and 9 CHF for adults and children (6 to 16 years), respectively. It is located in Europaplatz, centrally located in Lucerne's city, making it a perfect choice for art and history lovers to know more about this city's culture.
  • Hofkirche: Hofkirche is a beautiful Romanesque church constructed in the 12th century to pay homage to Saint Leger, a French bishop who accidentally got blinded by a drill. This critical landmark of Lucerne was once the first monastery of this city in the 8th century. This church has a twin tower that attracts many visitors towards this part of the town and is located amidst a beautiful Italian cloister. You would find a carved pulpit and 17th-century choir stalls, which have been brilliantly carved under the craftsmanship of a famous artist, Nicklaus Geissler.
  • Bruch Quarter: Bruch quarter is a lively residential quarter famous for its wealthy culture, bars and restaurants, and local and traditional handicrafts. This part of the city is ranked amongst Lucerne's more vibrant domains, which was earlier the cantonal cattle market site. Bruch quarter has an asset named Madeleine, a trendy cultural venue that stages comedy and music, attracting tons of public entertainment.
  • Needle Dam: Also known as the Reuss Weir, Needle Dam can be seen while standing on the Spreuer Bridge. This dam was built between 1859 and 1861 and was regarded as a historical monument and marvel of 19th-century engineering. Its establishment's primary purpose was to prevent flooding and allow the lake's level is always kept at a height to meet the requirements of the seasons, regardless of the weather. Also, the water level of Lake Lucerne is still regulated manually by the removal and insertion of timber, i.e., needles.
KKL Lucerne Hall


  • Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum): Verkehrshaus der Schweiz is a large complex of intricate halls and outdoor exhibits covering all forms of transport, communications, and tourism. You will see railway locomotives and models and actual examples of ships, rockets, aircraft, and automobiles along with the development of transportation, especially in mechanized forms. This entire exhibition explains the St. Gotthard rail tunnel's construction, hence providing you with immense knowledge about its history.
  • Museum Sammlung Rosengart (Rosengart Collection): This museum is best-suited for those art lovers who are interested in Post-Impressionist art. The artworks and paintings are of Pal Klee and Pablo Picasso. Their art feature essential works of more than 20 artists of the 19th and 20th centuries; among them are Chagall, Kandinsky, Cezanne, Monet, Braque, Leger, Miro, and Matisse. Both artists have a different story to convey to the public. Paul Klee's art represents all periods of the artist's work in their style and technique, whereas Picasso's collection includes his paintings after 1938.
  • The DIORAMA, Mineral Museum: This museum is one of Lucerne's most-visited museums as it features the world's most massive crib. The crib depicts the Christmas story, as described in the Bible. Meanwhile, in the same building, visitors/tourists can marvel at sparkling crystals and minerals – over 1,200 minerals from all over the world, ranging from the Alps to quartz crystals to large colored crystals from South America and China.
The DIORAMA, Mineral Museum


Considered food lovers’ paradise, Lucerne provides you with a combination of stylish traditional restaurants and old taverns on every corner. Here are some great spots in Lucerne that every traveler should visit for a taste of the best Swiss cuisine at its finest.

Traditional Local Restaurants

  • Mill’Feuille: Located right by the River Reuss, Mill’Feuille is one of Lucerne's best restaurants for serving breakfast and brunches in delicious Swiss style. You may like quark served with a goji berry compote and muesli, alongside traditional breakfast combinations of homemade jam, bread, and hazelnut. The signature dish here is called "MillFeuille” steak tartare, which is best enjoyed on the roof terrace with a Reuss river view.
  • Wirtshaus Galliker: Best known Swiss-European restaurant in the city – the Galliker family runs Wirtshaus Galliker for over a century. They have been serving hearty, traditional fare to Luzerne's generations. This restaurant serves you the best of its kind. Its specialty is a homemade Luzerner Chugelipastete, which is a veal and mushroom puff pastry pie. This place is very crowded by local people as it is a well-known and pet-friendly restaurant.
  • Valentino: Valentino is a classic pizzeria that has a loyal clientele maintained over the past 30 years. This fantastic restaurant features an extensive menu of authentically prepared pasta and pizza dishes along with Valentino's specialty seafood – risottos. People are also charmed with its old-fashioned décor hence making it popular among locals.

Vegetarian and Vegan

  • Karls Kraut: Located near St. Karliquai, Karls Kraut restaurant is one of Lucerne's best restaurants serving the best vegetarian Swiss cuisine with a seasonal menu. This restaurant has several rules and regulations that they strictly follow; hence you might have to book reservations in advance to enjoy its best delicacies. Ranging from salads to main courses, this restaurant is best suited for vegans who want to enjoy its specialties.
  • Tibits: The best vegan-friendly restaurant in town, Tibits is a small chain of vegetarian buffet restaurants established in 2015. The restaurant's specialty is hot dishes, soups, sandwiches, bread, and many more. In particular, this restaurant is very strict regarding opening and closing times, and the proper discipline is to be maintained in the restaurant as it promotes an eco-friendly environment. They also prepare dishes with natural herbs and ingredients.
  • Hofgarten: Here, you will have a fine selection of vegetarian dishes on the menu as they use primarily organic, market-fresh ingredients purchased directly from local farmers. Its specialty is polenta Chinese style or lemon risotto and salads and homemade soups and a Swiss-Mediterranean menu. This restaurant is open to the public 365 days a year between 11:30 am to 1:45 pm and 6 pm to 11:30 pm.

Street Food

  • Fondue: Fondue means 'melted' in French and is the signature street food of Lucerne, and also in entire Switzerland, it is available widely in Italy and France. Fondue – a pot of melted cheese, served on an open flame with wine and garlic, and people dip their bread pieces with forks and eat it with a hot steaming cup of tea, making it a wholesome meal. People usually consider it during winters as molten cheese helps to keep them warm in colder months.
  • Rosti: Rosti is a Swiss-style traditional hash brown street food for ages. It is prepared from grated fried potato with the stuffing of cheese, onion, and apple. Rosti is available widely all across the country. Still, here, in Lucerne, people go crazy for this street food as it is topped with salty bacon, melted raclette cheese, and fried egg and served as a healthy replacement for French fries along with tangy gherkins and pickled pearl onions.
  • Polenta and Braised Beef: Polenta and Braised Beef are Lucerne's most delicious and famous street foods and quite popular in Switzerland. It was originated in the Ticino region by the Italians and gradually became popular in Switzerland. It is wholesome cornmeal, cooked as a thick porridge in a copper cauldron over a fire, and when fused with braised beef, this dish makes up for one of the best Swiss delicacies.


  • Kafi Luz (Swizz Coffee)
  • Willamine (Fruit Brandy)
  • Absinthe
  • Chasselas
  • Poire Williams


The water in the city is fit for drinking. Half of the city's water comes from its lake, further purified and distributed by a purification plant named Kreuzbuch waterworks. They have been doing this work since 1966. Lucerne's government is very strict about tap water; therefore, there are five purification steps before distributing water to the residential area. The five cleansing processes are, first - Ozonation; this process involves injecting Ozone into the water as Ozone is best for disinfection and oxidation qualities. Second is the Quartz Sand Filteration; this method is performed using Quartz sand acting as a filtration medium; this method removes solids, organic matter, metal ions, or microorganisms. The third is the activated carbon filter; this purification method removes diluted organic compounds or water odors. Chlorination is the fourth step in which chlorine is added to water to kill the germs. A reservoir is a place where purified water is stored and later is supplied through pipelines. The other sources of water are spring water and groundwater. You can find water easily because there are many fountains in which drinking water is available across the whole town. It is advised that you carry a water bottle that can be refilled later; this will also help you reduce plastic use as the same bottle will be filled instead of buying bottled water.

Organic Cafés

Many citizens here have their farmhouse, which helps them offer organic dishes free of chemicals and safe from pesticides. However, organic food costs slightly more since they have to obtain their farms' maintenance fees while other cafes who do not own farms support neighboring farms by dealing with them.

  • Bierliebe & Friends
  • Aiola Harissenbucht
  • Stansstad
  • Crazy Cupcake Café
  • PURA plant-based food & cafe


This place has many microbreweries established for local businesses exclusive of installing it to the worldwide level. Still, some global brewing companies felt a chance of profit, so they have their brewing plants at this juncture. There are varieties of beers present at different costs in Lucerne.

  • Rathaus Brauerei
  • MN Brew
  • Hohenbräu - Genussbier
  • Soo. Soorser Bier AG
  • Brauerei BertBier GmbH


Whether you are a sport-loving individual or nature-loving person, this city is healthy for every type of activity opening with water, sports, land, jungle, and many more. The activities present are never-ending; thus, you must plan accordingly. You can even gain knowledge by visiting the museums or feel fresh by walking in the gardens.

  • Visit Mountains
  • Go out to Museums and Gardens
  • Parasailing and Paragliding
  • Windsurfing and Kitesurfing
  • Ice Skating
  • Cruise ride
  • Trekking
  • Waterpark

Yoga and Retreats

Yoga is a practice that is running for a long time. It makes your mind stronger and helps in obtaining inner peace. Also, it helps raise the elasticity of muscles and reduces stress, which lowers the rate of anxiety and depression. There are a lot of yoga studios in the city intending to focus on a healthy lifestyle.

  • STUDIO FAYO - Yoga in Luzern
  • Bikram Yoga Luzern
  • Yoga Center Luzern
  • Yoga Studio Luzern
  • Ashtanga Yoga Luzern


There are many options available for accommodation in Lucerne. You can prefer a hostel with the necessary services if you are a solo tourist. However, many hostels are so low-priced that anybody can have enough money for payment easily. If you plan to stay for a more extended period and feel that hotel rooms are expensive, you can have an apartment on rent, giving you the necessary facilities. Anywhere you stay, you must adopt eco-friendly measures to reduce pollution and should stop the utilization of plastic as the pollution rates are low.

Green Hotels

  • Grand Hotel National Luzern
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne
  • CASCADA Boutique Hotel
  • AMERON Luzern Hotel Flora
  • Hotel Central Luzern

Hostels and Guest Houses

  • Backpackers Lucerne
  • Bellpark Hostel
  • Lion Lodge Luzern AG
  • Easy - Living Luzern
  • Capsule Hostel Luzern
  • B&B Bettstatt - Neustadt GmbH
  • Lake Villa Lotus
  • Guest House Daniela GmbH
  • Wanderlust Guesthouse
  • Guesthouse Vogeliwohl


  • Appartements Hofquartier
  • Hofquartier
  • Old Town / Chapel Bridge Apartments HITrenta
  • KeyForge - Apartments Lucerne
  • HITrental Central Apartments


No one tries Couchsurfing in Lucerne since the different stay in options are so cheap that you will be able to afford one easily. However, it is possible to couch-surf in this city since the people here are very gracious and bighearted towards tourists. In exchange for couch surfing, you must help them in their daily work to develop a good quality and friendly relation with everyone.


  • Camping International Lido Luzer
  • TCS Camping Luzern-Horw
  • TCS Camping Sempach
  • Hirsch Park
  • Ufschötti

How to Get There

There is a direct way to arrive in this city, the airways to the nearest Airport in Zurich, but there are only limited European countries with a direct flight to this Airport. Other ways include railways and waterways that are all indirect ways to arrive here. They are most excellent if you wish to visit a different city along with this city.


There is no airport in Lucerne. There is an airport in Zurich called Zurich Airport, 45 to 60 minutes from the city. This Airport is the largest one in Switzerland. The elevation of this Airport is 432 meters. This Airport was built in 1909 and has faced World War 2 in which it was only accessible by the military. It had five stages of construction. The first stage was the civil engineering stage. In 1946 the council of Zurich allowed a 36.8 million loan to build the building. The second stage included an extension, including a runway extension for the jet, which further cost 74.3 million CHF. The third stage of construction was for the multi-story car parks, with an addition in technical buildings, a railway a station in the Airport, which took 777.6 CHF. The fourth stage was constructing a new control tower, baggage sorting system, a multi-story car park, waiting rooms, and an operation center for craft crew along with 13 docking positions. The fifth stage was the modernization of this Airport, which took 873 million CHF. This Airport serves limited countries of Europe; therefore, you have to reach here indirectly.


There is no intercity bus route to this city. The city's train network is so strong that there is no need for buses to travel intercity.

Local buses on the streets of Lucerne


Lucerne railway station is the central station that serves the majority of the rail network in entire Switzerland. This station covers an area of 443 meters and is currently owned by the Swizz Federal Railway. The first railway station was opened in 1856 that ran from Olten - Basel, which connected the French and German Railway. Another station was opened in 1896 with a new building 1. In 1971, one staff building was collapsed because of fire, so the federation had to restore it with temporary structures. In replacement of the burnt station, New station was built in 1991, which was known as the heart of the new station as it was a multi-story huge-sized station with a large public space with various functions of the city center. The intercity, which runs across the whole country connecting cities, was started in 1982 with a seating capacity of 900. Later a double-decker train was introduced. The third type was a tilting train, which had a seating capacity of 480 passengers.

Lucerne Railway Station, Switzerland


Hitchhiking is possible in this city if you are on the river bridge. You can ask for a lift by raising a flat palm in the direction of the incoming driver. However, there are many cars in this city, and you will notice that there are many motor vehicles present too, which makes hitchhiking very much possible. It is advised by some knowledgeable hitchhikers that you should buy a helmet since there are harsh traffic laws, and the locals won't propose a ride.


Other ways to reach this city are rental cars or a ferry ride. A ferry ride is a ride on a boat or cruise. As Lucerne has a lake connecting it to different cities, a ferry ride from the nearby towns is possible. From Vitznau, many ferry ride services take place at a particular time. It will take you around 50 to 60 minutes to reach this city from Vitznau. This ride does not cost much and includes the lake's scenery and the freshness of winds blowing around. Hiring a taxi can be costlier and increase your carbon footprint as taxis increase pollution by releasing harmful smoke and gases in the air.

A tour boat in Lake Lucerne, Lucerne

Moving Around

This city covers 37.4 square kilometers, which makes it a small town compared to its neighbor. So there are many options available to move around this city.


You can walk and visit the many tourist spots in this city because the crime rates are meager, and the area of the town is not too much to be covered on foot. Many walking trails are made for walkers by the government. These trails are there to help the tourists not get confused and are separated from the traffic areas.


Many bicycles are available here for rent at a minimum amount. You can even get a bike for rent from your hotel. Many slopes may prove very challenging in bicycling. There are flat roads too if you don't want to waste much of your energy.

Electronic Vehicles

Electric vehicles are present in a small amount in this city. Because the government didn't feel any need to bring electric cars to Lucerne because of the controlled pollution, you can get an electric vehicle from the few rental shops and use the charging station for charging them while traveling.

Public Bus

There are two types of buses which run around the city; the day buses and the night buses. The day buses run from 5 in the morning till midnight. The city is divided into different zones, which means that the ticket price is according to the zones and not for the distance you travel. The payment can either be in cash or by obtaining a day travel pass. You can have a Visitor Card Lucerne for free from the hotel you are staying overnight; it offers free rides in a single zone only.

Tram, Train and Subway

Many local trains and metros are available, which run across the city, covering many tourist spots. A particular type of buses named trolleybuses runs around the town, which works as a replacement for trams. These buses travel locally and form a primary public transport. There are a total of seven platforms with fourteen railway tracks built across the city for trains.

Sustainable Shopping

Products that affect the health and environment towards its positive sides are sustainable. Purchasing such products is known as sustainable shopping. As the pollution rates are low, many people and the government try to maintain the low pollution rate as much as possible. Therefore many markets are available which offer sustainable shopping.

Food Markets

  • Eelam market
  • Quai4
  • Migros Supermarkt
  • Asian Super Shop - Nour
  • Asiaway

Flea Markets

  • GANT Store Luzern
  • PurPur Second-Hand
  • Luzerner Brockenhaus
  • The Secondhand

Second Hand Stores

  • Ali Baba Vintage Second Hand
  • Silk and Honey Secondhand Online-Shop Luzern
  • Vintage Bazaar Luzern
  • Revendo Luzern
  • Autoankauf Luzern


  • WE Fashion Store
  • Glore Luzern
  • Esprit Store
  • Levi's Luzern


Recycling of many things is done in this city. Recycling includes paper, plastic, steel, wood, and other such human-made items. These are melted and given new shapes in the form of new products; similarly, there are many strategies which this city follows in recycling.


If we focus on the statistics, it is seen that the dissatisfaction of garbage disposal rates is very low, which indicates that this city has a very efficient garbage disposal system, including dustbins on various streets.

Work and Study Abroad

There are many jobs available here, depending on your educational qualification. Different levels of jobs like daily wages employees or salaried employees are vacant. The education of this city is very efficient and will help you build your career and self-confidence.

Exchange Student

The exchange student program is available at many universities. You can check in with your respective university to check the probability of studying in Lucerne as a foreign student through exchange program.

Au Pair

Many parents in Lucerne are busy with their work-life. Therefore, they are always searching for an au pair or anyone who can take care of their child. You can register yourself for the program online and start helping out the families in need.


  • SolidarMed
  • Arabia Felix NGO
  • Comundo
  • Caritas Schweiz

Volunteering can be done in Lucerne with the help of these organizations. These NGOs can be of various types, including human rights or healthy environment promoters. You can participate in these organizations' activities and lend a hand to the people in need.

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