What can you do in Lucerne – for culture, sports, or relaxation?
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+ luzern.com - Excursion destinations
+ luzern.ch - Organizations from A to Z
+ Information about the neighberhoods in Luzern (ger)
Frequently asked questions
A diverse selection of cultural options are available in Lucerne. An overview of events can be found in the Kulturmagazin 041 (Culture Magazine). The Kulturkalender (Culture Calendar) is also published online. At Luzern Tourismus you will find a schedule of festivals und events, a list of museums in the city and the region, as well as the cinema (Kino) and theater programs.
The regional newsmedia also contain information on current events:
+ Neue Luzerner Zeitung (NLZ)
You can find a list of cultural institutions and organizations in Lucerne under “IG Kultur” (special-interest group for culture):
A large variety of sports clubs that inspire and integrate participants with a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and abilities are available in Lucerne. Swimming and sports facilities to suit anyone’s liking can be found in the city.
Luzern Tourismus offers an overview of sports and leisure in Luzern.
The historic Old Town, the location on the Lake of Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), and the surrounding mountains offer ideal conditions to make you feel comfortable in Lucerne.
You can find ideas for excursions and points of interest in Lucerne on the Luzern Tourismus website.
+ Experience Lucerne
The Lucerne city neighborhood organizations (Quartiervereine) support the local residents. They organize parties or events to help the people in the community feel at home and become better acquainted. The neighborhood offices (Quartierbüros) that are located in some areas are an initial place to turn to, especially for families with children.
You can find neighborhood events here:
Churches and denominations are very important adresses for many new inhabitants.
+ List of churches and denominations in Luzern
Volunteers work free of charge in fields such as culture, the environment, sports, politics, neighborhood service, as well as social, church, and many other areas of our society. Further information on volunteer work is available from the agency Benevol Luzern.
Caritas Luzern also has an extensive list of opportunities for volunteer activities.
For one hour every six weeks, the FUKA-Kiosk offers Lucerners free tickets for cultural events, publications, CDs, etc. The bargains are distributed at the Heiliggeist Chapel (Heiliggeistkapelle) in City Hall Park (Stadthauspark, entrance at Hirschengraben 17b).
With the Lucerne Museum Card (Luzerner Museums-Pass), you can visit as many museums as you wish on two consecutive days. Many of the museums and institutions also offer year-long memberships or family discounts.
The culture pass (KulturLegi) allows persons with low incomes to obtain discounts for many cultural, sports, educational, and leisure activities.
The community Day-ticket (Tageskarte Gemeinde) is valid for free transportation on all federal train (SBB) and post-bus routes as well as most private railways, public transportation in the cities, and many boat companies in Switzerland.
Many season passes, such as the railway Halbtax-Abo (SBB travelcards and tickets), offer discounted rates.