Camping at Lake Lucerne

The picturesque Lake Lucerne, nestled among many famous mountains, is one of the most diverse lakes in Switzerland. The region around the lake offers a fusion of Swiss cultural heritage and breathtaking scenery, perfect for an unforgettable camping vacation.

Camps at Lake Lucerne


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Explore Lake Lucerne: Camping Adventures & Local Highlights

Special characteristics of the region

Lake Lucerne, which covers 114 square kilometers and is located at an altitude of 434 meters above sea level, named after the "four forest sites", is a popular destination for nature lovers. It has a unique shape, reminiscent of a fjord and is surrounded by lush forests and majestic mountains. The four neighboring cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden and Lucerne shape the region with their cultural characteristics and dialects.

Places to visit

Among the many interesting places around the lake is certainly the Pilatus massif, which is climbed by the steepest cog railroad in the world. A boat trip is definitely worthwhile as well. This way, you can view the impressive landscape from the water. Particularly impressive is the Lake of Uri, the southernmost part of the lake, which is framed by steep mountain slopes and on whose shore lies the Rütli, the "cradle of the Swiss Confederation".


This region is suitable for practically all camping enthusiasts. Variety is offered here and so there is adventure and relaxation at the same time. For numerous water sports such as swimming, windsurfing, kayaking or stand-up paddling there are offers around the lake. The region is also ideal for hiking, biking, mountaineering and for those who like to explore nature.

Events, festivals and traditions

The places around Lake Lucerne are home to many events. Lucerne, for example, hosts the Summer Festival, where international stars, orchestras and ensembles find a stage. As early as March, Fumetto takes place, which is one of the leading comic festivals in Europe.

Best time to travel

The best time to visit Lake Lucerne is in the summer between June and August. The weather is warm and sunny and there are many outdoor activities and events.

Regional specialities

The region around Lake Lucerne is known for its variety of culinary specialties. These include Lucerne Chügelipastete, the Lucerne Kirschtorte, Zug Kirschtorte, Rösti and cheese fondues. Don't miss the opportunity to try these delicious dishes during your camping vacation.

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