All you need to know about Lucerne

City Facts - Lucerne

Nestled at the foot of mountains, including the Swiss Alps, and surrounded by the shores of the still Lake Lucerne, the idyllic city of Lucerne is a delightful destination for your next business trip. The irresistible charm of the city sees millions of tourists travel to the location, most notably for a trip up the neighbouring Mount Pilatus or Mount Rigi. The work hard, play hard mentality is enforced heavily in this beautiful area, as the business-friendly environment and low corporation tax rate has led to Lucerne becoming Switzerland’s most business-friendly canton. To experience both the incredible working conditions and pleasant setting, book one of our serviced apartments in Luzern today for either a long or short term stay.

Tips for staying in Lucerne

As the city is a German speaking region and the main spoken language is a local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German Dialect, a German dictionary is recommended to accompany you on your travels. Additionally, check ahead for what month you are travelling and the typical weather forecast for this time. Temperatures average twenty five degrees in summer and minus three degrees in winter, so appropriate clothing for this time is a must. Your bag will either be filled with sunglasses or a hat depending on when you visit, but the addition of a water bottle all year round is something we recommend. The city is home to numerous water fountains, meaning access to drinking water is easy and convenient and you don’t have to spend money buying drinks during the day.

Transport in Lucerne

The public transport network in Lucerne consists of buses and local trains, safely taking you around the city from your Lucerne serviced apartment to your desired location. The regional network is divided into zones, and Lucerne city sits within zone 10. For visitors, it is recommended that a day pass for zone 10 is all you will need, as many sights and hotspots are situated here. The Lucerne trolleybus system consists of six lines and is a great way to travel to neighbouring towns and around the city itself. For travel at night to a work dinner on Friday or Saturday, the night buses called nachtstern leave the main train station and can take you to surrounding areas like Kriens or Littau; the perfect excuse to explore more of what Switzerland has to offer.

Shopping in Lucerne

Swiss shopping is often credited as having something for everyone, so scheduling a few hours in your diary to have a look what is on offer whilst saying in a serviced apartment in Lucerne is essential. For a contrasting experience, start your shopping spree in the newer part of Lucerne, Pilatusstrasse. Here you will find high street brands and a modern shopping experience, whereas a short stroll over the bridge to the old town will greet you with speciality boutiques such as clothing, shoe and antique shops. Additionally, there are a range of markets for you to explore, depending on what time of year you visit. Several markets sell fresh produce, and every Saturday from May to October, a flea market is hosted by Burgerstrasse and Reuss-Steg. At the Weinmarkt, a handicrafts market occurs every first Saturday of the month from April to December for you to pick up a Swiss trinket to remember your trip.

Things to do in Lucerne

The city itself is a beautiful tourist spot, comprising decorated houses, spires, lakes, wooden bridges and pretty white swans. During your lunch breaks, step outside and explore the serene Swiss scenery to truly appreciate the picturesque location you are visiting. Noteworthy attractions to visit include the Lion Monument, which was erected in memory of Swiss guards who lost their lives during the French Revolution, Chapel Bridge and the Lake of Lucerne. For classical music lovers, the annual Lucerne Festival celebrates the world’s most legendary orchestras, conductors, and virtuoso soloists. The four week long summer festival takes place in the KKL Lucerne, an outstanding concert hall, and is visited each year by 110,000 guests to enjoy the harmonious sounds.

Facts about Lucerne

As a German speaking town, the dialect name for Lucerne is Luzern, yet its name ‘Lucerne’ is derived from the Benedictine monastery of St. Leodegar (Luciana) which was founded in the 8th century. Lucerne holds the title of the most populous town in Central Switzerland, which is no surprise due to the blissful way of life on offer. The large population was contributed towards by the decision in 2007 to expand its borders to the neighbouring town of Littau, resulting in Lucerne having a healthy population of over 81,000 as of 2017.

What is a serviced apartment?

A serviced apartment in Lucerne is the perfect accommodation option for the business traveller. Unlike a hotel, corporate housing has ample space available which is separated into different rooms. As a result, you aren’t working metres from your bed, cramped into one room, and have the flexibility to move around and change your working environment. With the addition of a work desk and complimentary Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living areas, you can truly make your furnished apartment a home away from home whilst staying in Lucerne. Additionally, the inclusion of these features allows you to cut down on additional costs whilst staying in a serviced apartment in Lucerne; your kitchen allows you to save on takeaways and meals out, whilst the work desk stops unnecessary trips to nearby coffee shops, purely to make use of their tables and Wi-Fi.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Lucerne with SilverDoor?

Alongside the obvious advantages of the serviced apartments themselves, the additional benefits you receive when selecting a serviced apartment in Lucerne with SilverDoor are invaluable. The service which we provide from enquiry to check in is award winning, and has resulted in our Trustpilot rating of five stars. We are able to offer you extensive knowledge regarding your apartment and area, which we have built up from our twenty years in the industry. With such experience under our belt, there is no better provider to aid in your furnished apartment search.