Add dates
Lucerne

Educational Activities

Our most recommended Lucerne Educational Activities

Lucerne: Culture & Congress Centre Behind the Scenes Tour

1. Lucerne: Culture & Congress Centre Behind the Scenes Tour

Take a behind the scenes tour of the famous Culture and Congress Center in Lucerne, also known as KKL Luzern, to learn more about the architectural vision of its creator Jean Nouvel. Experience in person the wonderful way in which water and light combine in this magnificent place and prepare to be fascinated by our numerous halls. Visit the famous Concert Hall, which is regarded as one of the best in the world. Find out more about its perfect proportions, about the echo chambers and the height-adjustable sound reflector, which all contribute to its ideal acoustics. This tour is also packed with information and interesting details about how the KKL Luzern came into being. During the tour you will visit the building's panoramic terrace and get the chance to take pictures of the spectacular views from Lakeside Lucerne.

Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

2. Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

Your local guide will welcome you at the reception of your hotel in Lucerne before briefing you on the route on a city map and providing all the information you need about your tour. You will then depart to the Bourbaki Museum, where your guide will provide you with historical information about it. Following this, you will continue to the Lion Monument, which represents a dying lion and commemorates the fallen Swiss mercenaries who died in the storm of the Royal Palace in the turmoil of the French Revolution. A walk of about 10 minutes will take you to the hill of the Musegg Wall, the still preserved part of the outer city fortification of medieval Lucerne. You will visit the "Schirmerturm" and the "Zeitturm" with its clockwork from the late Middle Ages. You will learn interesting facts about Swiss history, the wars of liberation, the territorial expansion policy and the armed neutrality that still applies today. After encountering the city center, you will have the chance to visit the wine market which hosts the city's oldest fountain. You’ll drink pure Pilatus spring water and learn from your city guide why the old town well flows the best water in the city of Lucerne. Afterwards, continue through the legendary Furrengasse to Peterskapelle, the first church in the city of Lucerne, which dates back to the founding of the city in the 12th century. You will stroll across the world-famous Chapel Bridge to the other river side of the historic center. Afterwards, visit the Jesuit Church and visit this first baroque church in Switzerland from the inside (except during church services). Just a few steps further on you will reach the cantonal government building, the former Ritter's Palace and the city's most imposing Renaissance palazzos. During your visit, you will see the courtyard with the loggias and marvel at the beautiful stone carvings of the unfortunate stonemason "Hans von Trient". You can then enjoy the presentation of the seven paintings which show the Dance of Death (Danse Macabre). This famous Renaissance art work was created around 1610 by Jakob von Wyl.

Lucerne Swiss Museum of Transport Entrance Ticket

3. Lucerne Swiss Museum of Transport Entrance Ticket

Head inside the Swiss Museum of Transport with your entrance ticket and explore at leisure. The museum charts the development of rail, air, space, road and water travel with hands-on exhibits, simulators and multimedia displays. Your ticket gives you access to its key exhibition halls and areas, filled with more than 3,000 displays, making for a fun day out for adults and kids. Visit the Aviation Hall to view historic aircraft and flying machines. The museum takes its exhibits to new heights with flight simulators that give you the rush of operating an airplane, helicopter or hang glider. When it's time to get grounded, walk around the Rail Transport Hall to see steam locomotives and model railways, and try your hand at negotiating tunnels, signals and bridges in train simulators. Zoom over to the Road Transport Hall for the history of automobiles and to view 20 of the world’s most iconic cars. You can even turn into a crash-test dummy to experience a bruise-free collision in one interactive exhibit. Other attractions include the Navigation Hall with its fascinating seagoing displays; the i-factory covering information technology; and the Swissarena where you can walk across a one-of-a-kind aerial photo of Switzerland that takes up an entire room. The Media World presents the multifaceted world of media: amongst other things, visitors can produce their own content in a professional TV studio, practice their directing skills, test the editing suite, and discover the opportunities up-to-the-minute media technologies have to offer. Most people find two–three hours in the museum is sufficient, but your ticket lets you explore for as long as you like. For a supplement you can also visit the museum's domed planetarium to witness its dazzling astronomical shows, or its Filmtheater to watch spectacular 3D and high-definition movies.

Lucerne: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

4. Lucerne: Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your local guide at the train station and begin your one-hour stroll from there. See Lucerne through the eyes of a local and discover what the everyday life looks like. Find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience from while walking through the city. Discover the parks, monuments, and historical architecture and take the chance to get insider recommendations for the best cafes, restaurants, and tips on how to make the most out of your visit.   Enjoy this short and sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, local lifestyle, and contemporary transformation of the city. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time or for someone that wants to rediscover it.

From Zurich: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion and Private Tour

5. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion and Private Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel, and make your way together to the train station in Zürich. An intercity train will take you in 50 minutes to Lucerne, where you will change to a local train.  After 45 minutes of travel time, you will arrive at Engelberg, a small village at the end of the valley known for its winter tourism industry. Your guide will then lead you to the gondola station, which is 10 mins away from the train station.  To climb uphill, you will first board a 6-seat gondola, which takes you on a beautiful 20 minute ride to the middle station "Stand". You will glide above meadows, trees, and rocks that make up this silent and beautiful landscape. At "Stand" you will change onto the rotating gondola, which takes you on a quick 5 minute journey to your final destination. During the ride, the gondola rotates by 360 degrees to ensure a fantastic aerial view.  Once at the top, your tour guide will take you to visit the terraces, 9,980 feet above sea level, where all year there is snow. Enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After the terraces, you will visit the highest suspension bridge in Europe, 100 meters long and 1640 feet off the ground. On the other side, the entrance to the ice cave awaits you, an intricate tunnel system in the middle of the glacier.  When you return to the main building, have lunch in the panoramic restaurant. Enjoy local dishes while taking in views of the surrounding mountains. After lunch it's up to you: enjoy the silence on the terraces, or have same action in the snow, taking a seated chair lift to the snow park. When you have seen all the attractions, your guide will lead you back to Zürich via Engelberg, where the tour will end. 

Lake Lucerne Half-day Countryside Walk

6. Lake Lucerne Half-day Countryside Walk

Journey through green pastures, visit a working organic farm and pass old Swiss chalets. Visit the small village of Winkel, the oldest school house of the region, and reward yourself with lunch or a cool drink afterward your journey at the historic lake side restaurant. Explore the beautiful mountain scenery surrounding Lucerne, and see some of the best views the Alps have to offer. Learn about the fascinating history of Lucerne, and experience the famed Swiss transportation system first hand by taking a ride on a local bus. For a great way to see Lucerne, Switzerland, and it's truly magnificent views, join us on this half-day tour.

From Lucerne: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

7. From Lucerne: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

Discover Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Alps — a must-see during any trip to Switzerland. These mountains connect Jungfrau and Mönch, at an elevation of 3,466 metres (11,371 ft) above sea level. It’s part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area and a designated Unesco World Heritage Site. An aerial cableway and a coghwheel train connects the Jungfraujoch with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Since 1912, this fantastic glacier world is accessible by cogwheel train. The tour begins by traveling from your starting point by train to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, where the Jungfrau railway line starts. It is a varied tour with a constantly changing landscape up to Jungfraujoch which has the highest train station in Europe. While you are at the top of the mountain, your guide will take you on a tour through the attractions like the Sphinx terrace, the viewing platform, the Alpine Sensation Exhibition, and the Ice cave. The building includes several restaurants and shops with panoramic views.

Frequently asked questions about Lucerne Educational Activities

What are other things to do than Educational Activities that are worth visiting in Lucerne?

The other unmissable things to do in Lucerne are:

Which Lucerne Educational Activities are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Lucerne

Want to discover all there is to do in Lucerne? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Lucerne

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 33 reviews

What an unexpected delight

We took our children (6 & 9yrs old) and they had an absolute ball. There was so much to do in there and we especially loved the space exhibition and the amazing rotating machine. If we had stayed longer in Lucerne, l would have gone back there again as we couldn’t get through it all in one visit.

Well-founded, exciting city tour with great, original insights into bygone times and many references to derails, which now have a completely different meaning. Many thanks to our city guide Ralf

Do watch the movies and go for the chocolate show in which they tell u how they make the famous Swiss chocolate.

Ralf made the tour a unique experience for us. We can warmly recommend them!

We had a great time and enjoyed our walk learning about the city.