Most of the major tourist sights are within old town of Lucerne and are within walking distance of each other and the main train station. Getting around Lucerne 's Old Town on foot is, without a doubt, the best way to do this section of town.
Some attractions, such as the Hofkirche, The Lion Monment and the Glacier Museum are a walk outside of the Old Town. Regular buses, however, run along these routes. Pick up the bus outside the main train station or at any one of the bus stops dotted around town.
Bicycle is an excellent way to cover some of the less central sights in Lucerne. Bikes can be rented from the main train station by the day at a cost of around 30 Francs. Electric bikes are also available.
Like most Swiss cities, Lucerne runs an extensive network of buses through the city. The Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern publishs time tables and route information.
Lake cruises run regularly on Lake Lucerne, especially in summer months, and the Lake of Lucerne is one of busiest waterways in Switzerland. The harbour is directly outside the main train station. (Yes the train station is "Transport Central" in Lucerne!) The Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstï¿½ttersees provides detailed schedule information.
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