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Preparing your trip to Luzern: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Luzern 1. Interurban train is the optimum way for tourists to get from Lucerne to any neighboring town and city. Tourists who are not constrained in time should not limit their exploration only with the city area but should set off to Interlaken, Lugano, Zurich and Geneva.
2. The city center can be cruised only on foot as it is totally placed in service of pedestrians. The public transport of the city is presented with branched network of buses which are cruising the streets of the city from the earliest morning till the 8 -9 pm.
3. Tourists wishing to use the public transport for cruising the city and visiting the tours, should better buy a pass ticket Swiss Pass. It gives the right of free rides in public transport and discounts for tours visiting. The pass is available for purchase in tourist information center or in some hotels.
4. Bicycle is one of the most popular city transports. The main rental center of two wheel transportation means is placed in the area of railway station. Along all the major roads of the city one will find specialized cycling lanes that make the transportation even safer and more comfortable.
5. Prudent tourists apart from budgetary restaurants and cafes should pay attention to local supermarkets. There one can buy not only grocery but the ready-made meals as salads and pastry. The most popular supermarkets are Coop and Migros. Copyright
6. Local shops are open from 9 am and work till 7-8 pm, the upscale shopping centers are open till 21.00. Saturday is considered to be a shortened working day. Only upscale supermarkets and shopping malls are open on Sundays.
7. In local restaurants and cafes tipping is welcome. The tips should equal 10% of the total order sum or more. In upscale gastronomy establishments the serviced fee is included in the bill, however even in this case the total sum is commonly added with some cash reward.
Lucerne is an ancient town in Switzerland with unique cultural traditions which history literally is written on the ancient buildings. During the tour over the historical part of the city … Open
8. Almost every gastronomic establishment offers the guests a special menu of the day which has a marking Plat du Jour or Tagesteller. The set menu is a perfect chance to relish the dainty dishes at the most attractive pricing.
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What to visit being in Luzern - unique sights


From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
After the breathtaking ride with the elevator waiting for a pleasant surprise for the tourists on the lookout platform. Here you can find the wonderful restaurant 'Berghaus Hammetschwand', where you can taste the excellent coffee and the popular national dishes. Hammetschwand is not only the most unusual lift in the country, but a real historical sight of the importance of the state. Thanks to the decent maintenance, it has worked perfectly for more than a century. … Read further


From the series “The Most Dangerous Railroads in the World”
Nowadays, 10 red carriages, designed to hold 40 passengers, are shuttling constantly. The carriages move with a speed not exceeding 12 km/h, which allows to transport up to 340 passengers hourly. In all the carriages the atmosphere of the middle of the last century has been recreated, which makes the trip even more interesting. If you do not lean out of the window, the trip will seem maximally comfortable, but if you do, you can catch the fragrance of mountain flowers and even pick them from the steep slopes. … Read further

Flower Clock in Zurich

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Visiting the flower clock in Zurich promises to be a memorable and romantic adventure. The fact is that in warmer months you can rent a boat or a ship and make a nice boat trip along the waterfront. Budget travelers and backpackers are limited with spectacular commemorative photos in front of the bright flowerbed. … Read further

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Travelling to Luzern - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Luzern. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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