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Filter to discover Lucerne for insiders

Mount Pilatus is Lucerne’s local mountain, a place that claims to offer 2,132 possibilities above sea level. Visitors reach this altitude either from Alpnachtstad station via the world’s steepest rack-and-pinion railway, or from Kriens via gondola and cable car, enjoying panoramic views. The Pilatus-Kulm and Bellevue hotels are situated on the mountain, offering splendid all-round views and a wide range of culinary delights. The options for physical activity are endless: there is something for everyone, from gentle strolls to alpine hiking, the biggest rope course in central Switzerland and the longest summer toboggan run in the country to climbing routes of varying degrees of difficulty.

Soul Foundation

The PALACE Bar presents in cooperation with Soul Foundation, the first DJ School in central Switzerland each Thursday, Friday and Saturday a musical venue for Blues, Jazz, Funk and Soul fans with a Live DJ, delicious drinks, tasty snacks and cozy atmosphere.


Thursday to Saturday
18 hrs to 21 hrs

Lucerne Festival

Famous orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists join together three times a year on the idyllic location of Lake Lucerne to celebrate the joy of music. In the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel, which is renowned for its phenomenal acoustics and its exquisite architecture alike, they encounter an audience that is no less international and sophisticated. Some 110’000 visitors annually make the trip to Lucerne to experience one of the most exquisite and storied music festivals and to hear the international stars of classical music right in the heart of Switzerland.