Surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery from all angles, Lucerne makes the perfect base from which to explore central Switzerland and there are plenty of nearby attractions from which to soak up the views. To get you started, here are some of the most popular day trips from Lucerne.
May 10, 2013
From luxury mountain chalets to lakeside beaches tucked in the foothills of the towering Swiss Alps, Switzerland has a host of sights to enchant visitors and with one of the best transport networks in Europe, it’s easy to cram multiple destinations into a week-long trip. Don’t be tempted to squeeze too much into your itinerary though – Switzerland is one country where the journey is always as spectacular as the destination, so take the time to travel by land and you’ll be rewarded with some of Europe’s most breathtaking vistas.
May 3, 2013
Set on the banks of the vast Lake Geneva with a backdrop of the majestic Mount Blanc and the French border less an hour away, Geneva offers a prime location for those hoping to explore the enchanting Swiss Riviera. To make the most of your trip, here are some of the best day trips from Geneva.
April 26, 2013
With some of the most jaw-dropping views in all of Europe and one of the world’s best rail networks, chugging through the countryside by train is the perfect way to take in Switzerland’s alpine wilderness. Here’s our pick of the best routes.
April 22, 2013
It’s difficult to imagine a more rewarding historical museum-going excursion than a visit to the collection of castles in northern Switzerland that make up the prestigious Museum Aargau. The castles in question include some of the finest examples of historical architecture in Switzerland. First among these is Hallwyl Castle, one of the most important moated castles in the country. It is located on two islands in the River Aabach, at the northern end of Lake Hallwil.
April 12, 2013
Straddling the border between France and Switzerland, the glittering expanse of Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe, fed by the Rhone River and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss and French Alps. The lakeside region, often dubbed the Swiss Riviera is renowned as one of the most idyllic destinations in Switzerland, and the hillside retreats have gathered a number of famous fans over the years – icons like Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Sophia Loren are all one-time residents.