Solo Female Travel in Lucerne

Lucerne, nestled in the heart of Switzerland, is a charming city rich in spectacular natural beauty and cultural history. Located on the shore of Lake Lucerne and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, such as the iconic Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. Its old town, adorned with cobblestone streets and colorful buildings, strikes a delightful contrast to the emerging modern city. Additionally, Lucerne is celebrated for its annual music festivals and richly curated museums, like the Swiss Museum of Transport. From its scenic boat tours on the lake to the panoramic views from the nearby Pilatus and Rigi mountains, Lucerne offers a delightful experience for both adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts.

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Safety:Very safe

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.

Transport:Easy

Getting around Lucerne is relatively easy. The city is fairly small and can be explored mostly on foot. It's pedestrian-friendly with defined walkways and signage. For longer distances, public transportation options are efficient. However, if you're comfortable with a bit of walking and exploring, navigating the city should be fairly straightforward. Do note that street names and signs are usually in German. It can be useful to have a translation app or a map to guide you.

Things to do:Interesting

Lucerne is an exciting destination with charming turns at every corner. It offers breathtaking views of the snow-encrusted Mount Pilatus and Lake Lucerne that can be enjoyed from many vantage points in the city itself. The city is rich in history with medieval architecture, notably the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) - the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. Museums like the Swiss Museum of Transport and the Rosengart Collection provide in-depth insights into different facets of Swiss life. For those interested in adventurous activities, Lucerne serves as a gateway for alpine excursions, with numerous hiking and biking trails in close proximity. Despite its small size, Lucerne punches above its weight when it comes to attractions and things to do.

Food:Above average

Lucerne offers a good range of dining options from traditional Swiss cuisine to international options. You'll find cheese fondue, rösti, and Swiss chocolate as well as a selection of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The quality of food is generally high, though the prices can be a bit steep compared to other locations. The city is also known for its fresh, local produce and delicious pastries. Overall, a delight for food lovers.

Budget:Expensive

Lucerne is famously known for its beautiful landscapes and rich culture but it's relatively expensive. Accommodation, dining, and excursions can be quite high. Discount cards like Swiss Travel Pass might help with costs but overall, it's still considered high-budget especially when compared to other destinations. However, the unique experience and scenery can make it worth the cost.

Is Lucerne worth visiting?

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 4 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3/5

Solo travel experience

I visited Lucerne and it was beautiful, I highly recommend it. I also went up the Pilatus mountain for a half-day trip from Lucerne and it was equally beautiful there (you can go up the mountain by cable car or train).

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

To do: - Walk across the Chapel Bridge - Take a boat ride on the lake - Take a stroll through the old town - See the Lion monument - Visit the Glacier Garden - See Meggenhorn Castle - Swim in the lake Safety: I felt safe at all times. Recommendations: Lucerne is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.

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 - Tour the Chapel Bridge - Take a gondola to the top of Mt. Pilatus - Go on a lake cruise - Visit the Old Town - Swim in the lake Safety: I was there in June and I was traveling alone, I felt completely safe. Recommendations: Lucerne is my favorite city in Switzerland. It has mountains and the 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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To do: - Chapel Bridge - Lion Monument - Swiss Museum of Transport - The Jesuit Church of Saint Francis Xavier - Hofkirche St. Leodegar - Glacier Garden in Lucerne - Spreuer Bridge - Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre - Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne Safety: Incredibly safe and the locals are extremely kind and helpful. Recommendations: Lucerne is beautiful 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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Local tips

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Nice food recommendations in area: -Pacifico Mexican -Negishi Asian -Thai Garden etc. ask me for more Nice Rooftop Bars - Astoria - Penthouse Suite - Qirin etc. Old city is nice for shopping. Globus Store is exclusive shopping with highest level.

Posted: March 25, 2024
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Eduarda

Eduarda

Switzerland

Lucerne is great to visit during spring and summer, especially if you enjoy the outdoors, as we are surrounded with mountains. If you are not renting a cara, which I think is quite expensive with parking here, make sure to buy a travel pass, daily or more extensões, which will let you ride most transports, except for the mountain "gondolas". Make sure to try the different brunch places in town. In the first sunday of everymonth the entries to most museums are free. Not to miss the 3 lake boat ride.

Posted: March 23, 2024
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Spandana

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Hi! I’m Spandana and I’ve been trying to push myself to gain new experience. I’m Indian, and a Culinary student in Switzerland. I can’t wait to explore with a group of like minded future friends!

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Eduarda

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Hello beautiful people.🌺🙏🏼 I am a portuguese living in Switzerland, passionate about travelling and getting to know new cultures and people. I value a good and deep conversation, a deep sense of humour and a joy for new experiences.

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Eduarda

Lucerne

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Lucerne

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