As fascinating as the city of Lucerne is the Lake Lucerne adventure region with its unique mountain and lake landscape. Nowhere else you can find so much Switzerland in such a small area and such a wide range of year-round experiences: Europe's largest fleet of inland steam ships, the world's steepest rack railway on Mount Pilatus or the first rotating cable car on Mount Titlis.
The "Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee" (SGV) is not only responsible for the comfortable crossing of the lake from the train station to the Swiss Museeum of Transport on Marathon Day. 5 nostalgic paddle steamers and 15 saloon motorboats offer you numerous possibilities for round trips and excursions in the stunning nature arena of lake Lucerne. www.lakelucerne.ch
The majestic Mount Pilatus (2132 m.a.s.l.), which you can admire from almost the whole distance of the SwissCityMarathon, is the ideal adventure mountain for young and old. With 2 cable cars, 7 restaurants, the steepest cogwheel railway in the world and the largest cable car park in Central Switzerland, it promises exciting excursion experiences. And not to forget the breathtaking panoramic view over the city, the Alps and lakes. www.pilatus.ch
FURTHER EXCURSION TIPS
Further excursion tips like the Rigi, the Titlis or the Glasi Hergiswil can be found here: