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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 6, Sursee–Luzern
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 10, Zug–Luzern
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 11, Luzern–Malters
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 3, Küssnacht–Luzern
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 4, Luzern–Alpnachstad
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 25, Luzern–Werthenstein
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Luzerner Seeuferweg
Luzerner Seeuferweg
Route 560, Luzern–Luzern, Seeburg
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 6, Sarnen–Zug
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 1, Luzern–Lenzburg
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 2, Aarau–Luzern
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 2, Willisau–Luzern
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 3, Luzern–Brunnen
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Wynental-Route
Wynental-Route
Route 67, Luzern–Aarau
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Biking in the surroundings

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Luzern
Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai

Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai

With the decision in 1836 to replace the wooden Hofbrücke (bridge) with the embankment wall of a quay system, Luzern’s town council took an important step towards the city’s development into a world-famous tourist resort.
On the spot where the quay complex and the «Schweizerhof», Luzern’s first luxury hotel have stood since 1845, a wooden bridge once linked Luzern’s old town with the manorial Monastery of St. Leodegar im Hof. Proved to date back to the 13th century, the covered wooden bridge served as a church path, along which it was forbidden to either ride or drive cows.

In the second half of the 19th century, the lake embankment between Schwanenplatz and today’s Kursaal allowed the creation of the city tourism street, the quay walls providing an anchorage for the first steamships on the lake. This first tourism street had a huge influence on the urban development of Luzern. A 900-metre-long promenade was built running parallel to the street, with an equally long alley of chestnut trees in whose shade tourists can enjoy views of the lake, the surrounding mountains and now the Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The people of Luzern have repeatedly proved to be courageous and to take the right decisions in their endeavours to develop the city.
With the decision in 1836 to replace the wooden Hofbrücke (bridge) with the embankment wall of a quay system, Luzern’s town council took an important step towards the city’s development into a world-famous tourist resort.
On the spot where the quay complex and the «Schweizerhof», Luzern’s first luxury hotel have stood since 1845, a wooden bridge once linked Luzern’s old town with the manorial Monastery of St. Leodegar im Hof. Proved to date back to the 13th century, the covered wooden bridge served as a church path, along which it was forbidden to either ride or drive cows.

In the second half of the 19th century, the lake embankment between Schwanenplatz and today’s Kursaal allowed the creation of the city tourism street, the quay walls providing an anchorage for the first steamships on the lake. This first tourism street had a huge influence on the urban development of Luzern. A 900-metre-long promenade was built running parallel to the street, with an equally long alley of chestnut trees in whose shade tourists can enjoy views of the lake, the surrounding mountains and now the Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The people of Luzern have repeatedly proved to be courageous and to take the right decisions in their endeavours to develop the city.

Schweizerhofquai/Nationalquai

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Bundesinventar der historischen Verkehrswege der Schweiz (IVS)
www.ivs.admin.ch

Services

Places

Bürgenstock
Bürgenstock
Lucerne
Lucerne
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Accommodation

B&B Haus im Löchli
B&B Haus im Löchli
Luzern
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Backpacker’s Lucerne
Luzern
Hotel Continental Park
Hotel Continental Park
Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Jugendherberge Luzern
Luzern
Seeburghof
Seeburghof
Luzern
The Bed + Breakfast
The Bed + Breakfast
Luzern
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Hiking in the surroundings

ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 6, Sursee–Luzern
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 10, Zug–Luzern
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 11, Luzern–Malters
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 7, Luzern–Altdorf
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 3, Küssnacht–Luzern
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Waldstätterweg
Waldstätterweg
Stage 4, Luzern–Alpnachstad
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 25, Luzern–Werthenstein
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Luzerner Seeuferweg
Luzerner Seeuferweg
Route 560, Luzern–Luzern, Seeburg
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Cycling in the surroundings

Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 6, Sarnen–Zug
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 3, Escholzmatt–Luzern
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Seetal–Bözberg
Seetal–Bözberg
Stage 1, Luzern–Lenzburg
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 3, Luzern–Flüelen
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 2, Aarau–Luzern
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 2, Willisau–Luzern
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Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Luzerner Hinterland–Rigi
Stage 3, Luzern–Brunnen
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Wynental-Route
Wynental-Route
Route 67, Luzern–Aarau
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Biking in the surroundings

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