Holidays to Lucerne
The medieval Chapel Bridge in the Swiss town of Lucerne is reportedly one of Europe’s oldest carved wooden bridges. The history doesn’t stop there. The fortified wall of the Museggmauer and the historic houses with their decorative frescoes that line Lucerne’s attractive squares complete the look of this historic town. Located on the shore of Lake Lucerne and surrounded by the mountains of Pilatus, Rigi and Stanserhorn, holidays to Lucerne are an effortless mix of a charming town and the excitement of the Swiss ski resorts that are within easy reach.
Winter activities on a holiday to Lucerne
Every ski resort in the Swiss Alps is different, and the advantage of staying in Lucerne is the fact you can try as many different resorts as you can pack in. You can reach the slopes of the Bernese Oberland ski region from the central and popular resort of Interlaken. Have a go at skiing and hiking along winter trails from Grindelwald or head to the traditional and pretty village of Wengen for 150 kilometres of ski runs.
There are numerous opportunities for day trips from Lucerne into the surrounding mountains. Take an alpine tour 3,534 metres to the top of Jungfraujoch. A coach tour to the resort of Engelberg is another option. From there take a cable car up to the top of Mt. Titlis and visit the Ice Grotto and go sledging before warming up in one of the mountain restaurants.
Take a helicopter ride over the mountains or if you’re really brave go glacier climbing. Cross-country skiing, walking and tobogganing are all winter activities available in this part of the Swiss Alps.
Even your dinner can be seeped in history in Lucerne. La Terraza serves delicious food in its 12th century building and has an atmospheric riverfront terrace perfect for stargazing. Munch on bratwurst and rösti at the Wirtshaus Galliker, a family run tavern since 1856. For something completely different head to popular Takrai for tasty Thai food.
Outdoor fun on a winter holiday to Lucerne with lastminute.com
If you want to base yourself in an historical lakeside town with snow topped mountain views and access to some of the best skiing in Europe, then look no further than picturesque Lucerne. A skiing holiday with lastminute.com can be affordable so don’t hang about! Dig out your warm clothes, pack your passport and book your ski holiday with a difference to Lucerne today.