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Museum of Transport

The Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne is the most popular museum in the country, displaying a large collection of locomotives, automobiles, airplanes and communications equipment; many sections of the exhibition are interactive. Other attractions include a planetarium, a film theater with the largest screen in Switzerland, the Swissarena and the Hans Erni Museum, which is dedicated to the prominent artist from Lucerne. There is so much to do here, it’s easy to spend a whole day. The latest special exhibition is devoted to the NEAT tunnel: the longest tunnel in the world, gateway to the south, runs beneath the Gotthard Pass and opened in 2016. Visitors can gain an impression of the structure thanks to an animated model measuring 57 meters.



At 3,239 meters above sea level, the Titlis makes an absorbing destination at any time of year. The cable car trip from base station in Lucerne to the summit station in Engelberg takes less than 45 minutes. The Titlis offers a wide range of activities in summer as well as winter. Naturally skiing takes center stage in winter, while the focus switches to hiking, climbing and mountain biking in summer. Lake Trübsee at the foot of the Titlis is a paradise for families with children, with restaurants providing sustenance for visitors.


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River boats

With a shoreline of 162 kilometers, Lake Lucerne spans almost 114 square kilometers. Ringed by the unique mountain scenery of central Switzerland, the lake also provides access to historic sites such as Rütli, Tellsplatte and Hohle Gasse. Several tours and day trips with shore visits are offered on steamships, some of which are vintage vessels. On board there are many culinary choices to suit all tastes – including, of course, Swiss specialties such as raclette. Cruises aboard Candlelight and Jazz & Dixie steamers also guarantee enjoyable times on the water.