Discover Lucerne's historical charm and rich cultural tapestry
Medieval magic & lakefront legacy
Lucerne's historical charm is enhanced by the Kapellbrücke and snow-capped peaks. Its cultural tapestry unravels through history and innovation.
The romantic allure of Lucerne is undeniable, from its medieval frescoed buildings to the iconic Kapellbrücke. Set against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks and the serene waters of Lake Lucerne, the city's historic heart boasts a rich cultural tapestry. Lucerne's fascinating history unfolds at the Richard Wagner Museum and the Glacier Garden, while its modern spirit is showcased in the innovative KKL Luzern and the Bourbaki Panorama.Read more on MySwitzerland
Lucerne is a city that whispers tales of time, where the azure waters of the eponymous lake flirt with quaint urban spires, all under the vigilant gaze of the majestic Alps. But there’s a vantage point, an apex from which this narrative unfolds most splendidly: the grand suites at the Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern.Discover more
09 – 12 May & 13 August – 15 September 2024 // Lucerne Festival ranks among the leading international presenters of classical music, offering various festivals throughout the year. The main festival, which takes place in summer, showcases the world’s most-renowned symphony orchestras, conductors, and soloists, as well as the young artist generation and contemporary music. The other festivals include Lucerne Festival Forward in November, which is focused on contemporary music, the Spring Festival, and the Piano Fest curated by pianist Igor Levit. Together with the Summer Festival, they attract classical music fans from all over the world.Discover more
Hailed as one of the most significant gourmet festivals by food connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino reflects the culinary wealth of one of Switzerland’s most loved regions. Charmingly close to the Mediterranean style yet deeply anchored in Swiss traditions, the region serves as the base for an annual feast of flavours combining the best of gastronomy with high-end hospitality.Discover more
An exceptional event with a varied programme and open-minded approach, Lucerne Festival provides a stage for star performers and opens doors for new names on the music scene. For the first time in its long history, the main event was pre-empted by a short but emotionally charged spring festival in 2022.Discover more