Is Lucerne Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Lucerne is renowned for its safety and overall peaceful ambiance. It's a well-regulated city where both local law enforcement and community residents strive to ensure public safety. Swiss people are generally polite, helpful, and respect individual space, which would make solo female travelers feel comfortable and secure. However, as with any place, it's always important to exercise general precautions, such as avoiding deserted areas late at night and keeping personal belongings secure.

Safety rating

4.4 /5

Based on 4 experiences

4.7 /5

Based on research and crime data

Safety overview

Safety at night:Very safe

Lucerne, is widely regarded as a very safe destination even for solo female travelers. It has low crime rates and incredible police presence, which contribute to its safety. At night, the streets are usually quiet and well-lit, even deserted areas are considered relatively safe. Having said that, it's always wise to take typical safety precautions, such as avoiding walking alone late in unpopulated areas and being aware of your surroundings.

Public transportation: Very safe

Public transportation in Lucerne is highly reliable and secure. The city boasts a well-structured network of trains, buses, and boats that are frequently monitored for safety and kept meticulously clean. Authorities are typically very responsive, and the majority of locals and fellow travelers are respectful and helpful. Violent incidents are rare, and pickpocketing or minor thefts, though not common, can be easily avoided with basic precautions. Overall, it is a dependable and comfortable mode of travel.

Street harassment: Very low

Lucerne, maintains a high standard in terms of safety for travelers. The Swiss people are generally respectful and keep to themselves, so instances of street harassment are rare. As in any city, caution is still warranted, but the overall environment in Lucerne is known to be welcoming and respect-based. Solo female travelers usually find themselves comfortable navigating the city streets.

Petty crimes:Low

Lucerne, like many Swiss cities, is generally noted for its safety and security. While entirely escaping crime is impossible, petty crimes such as pickpocketing or purse snatching incidents are relatively low. Care should still be taken in crowded areas and tourist spots as they are often targeted by pickpockets. However, Swiss police are efficient and helpful, so you will be in good hands should anything happen. Remember to always practice usual travel safety precautions regardless of the destination.

Tap water:Very safe

The tap water in Lucerne, is not only safe to drink but it is also of superior quality. In general, Switzerland, famed for its cleanliness, ensures its public water supply surpasses all health standards. The water is sourced mostly from the Swiss Alps, guaranteeing its purity. It's as clean, if not cleaner, than most bottled waters available.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 4 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

4.4/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

1.9/5

Solo travel experience

I visited Lucerne and it was gorgeous, highly recommend it. I went to Mount Pilatus as a half-day trip from Lucerne and it was also beautiful (you can take a gondola or train car to the top).

Posted: September 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Walk Chapel Bridge - Take a cruise of the lake - Stroll through the old town - See the Lion monument - Visit the Glacier Garden - See the Meggenhorn Castle - Swim in the lake Safety: I felt safe the whole time. Recommendations: Lucerne is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

Posted: September 16, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Visit the Lion Monument - Visit the Chapel Bridge - Take a gondola up to Mount Pilatus - Take a cruise of the lake - Visit the Old Town - Swim in the lake Safety: I was there in June and traveled solo and felt perfectly safe. Recommendations: Lucerne is my favorite city in Switzerland. You have mountains and lake, but the city is expensive.

Posted: September 9, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Chapel Bridge - Lion Monument - Swiss Museum of Transport - Jesuit Church St Francis Cavier - Hofkirche St. Leodegar - Glacier Garden of Lucerne - Spreuer Bridge - Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre - Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne Safety: Super safe and the locals are incredibly kind and helpful. Recommendations: Lucerne is gorgeous and a great city to explore.

Posted: September 2, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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