A world-class city filled with nature’s best flavours

Lucerne - Lake Lucerne Region

Sihlsee nahe Staumauer Einsiedeln

Sihlsee nahe Staumauer Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln Klosterplatz

Einsiedeln Klosterplatz

CKW-Windkraftwerk Alp Lutersarni (Entlebuch)

CKW-Windkraftwerk Alp Lutersarni (Entlebuch)

Finsterwald bei Entlebuch

Finsterwald bei Entlebuch

Hoch-Ybrig

Hoch-Ybrig

Erzegg - Blick Richtung Melchsee-Frutt

Erzegg - Blick Richtung Melchsee-Frutt

Erzegg - Blick Richtung Melchsee-Frutt 2

Erzegg - Blick Richtung Melchsee-Frutt 2

Melchsee-Frutt 2

Melchsee-Frutt 2

Melchsee-Frutt Bonistock

Melchsee-Frutt Bonistock

Melchsee-Frutt - Dorf

Melchsee-Frutt - Dorf

Weggiscam CAM Riedsort, Rigistrasse

Weggiscam CAM Riedsort, Rigistrasse

Küssnacht am Rigi, Rigi-Seebodenalp, Alp Ruodisegg

Küssnacht am Rigi, Rigi-Seebodenalp, Alp Ruodisegg

Rothenthurm

Rothenthurm

Klingenstock Bergstation

Klingenstock Bergstation

Stoos Maggiweid

Stoos Maggiweid

Fronalpstock: Aussicht aufs Rütli

Fronalpstock: Aussicht aufs Rütli

Morschach - Fronalpstock

Morschach - Fronalpstock

Klingenstock Talstation

Klingenstock Talstation

Fronalpstock: Ausblick auf Brunnen

Fronalpstock: Ausblick auf Brunnen

Brunni - Alpthal

Brunni - Alpthal

Brunni - Alpthal - Mythen

Brunni - Alpthal - Mythen

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Bergstation Brunni-Holzegg)

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Bergstation Brunni-Holzegg)

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Bergstation Brunni-Haggenegg)

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Bergstation Brunni-Haggenegg)

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Talstation Brunni-Haggenegg)

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Talstation Brunni-Haggenegg)

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Hotel Passhöhe Ibergeregg) 2

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Hotel Passhöhe Ibergeregg) 2

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Hotel Passhöhe Ibergeregg)

Mythenregion Schwyz – Einsiedeln (Hotel Passhöhe Ibergeregg)

Airport Buochs LSZC

Airport Buochs LSZC

Bürgenstock Resort - Vierwaldstättersee

Bürgenstock Resort - Vierwaldstättersee

Ennetburgen, Villa Honegg

Ennetburgen, Villa Honegg

Ennetbürgen

Ennetbürgen

Airport Buochs LSZC Nord

Airport Buochs LSZC Nord

Alpnach

Alpnach

Hotel Villa Honegg

Hotel Villa Honegg

Flugplatz Buochs LSZC richtung west Pilatus

Flugplatz Buochs LSZC richtung west Pilatus

Kreisel Süd

Kreisel Süd

Flüelen gauche

Flüelen gauche

Flüelen, Urnersee

Flüelen, Urnersee

Urnersee mit Gitschen, Blick aus der Apertura

Urnersee mit Gitschen, Blick aus der Apertura

Windsurfing Center am Urnersee, Flüelen

Windsurfing Center am Urnersee, Flüelen

Vue depuis l' hôtel See Bodenalp

Vue depuis l' hôtel See Bodenalp

Skilifte Seebodenalp

Skilifte Seebodenalp

Morschach - Switzerland, Schwyz

Morschach - Switzerland, Schwyz

Morschach - Schweiz, Schwyz

Morschach - Schweiz, Schwyz

Fronalpstock: Gipfelrestaurant

Fronalpstock: Gipfelrestaurant

Morschach - Swiss Holiday Park

Morschach - Swiss Holiday Park

Gasthaus Hirschen Oberiberg

Gasthaus Hirschen Oberiberg

Départ télésiège

Départ télésiège

Oberiberg

Oberiberg

Hoch-Ybrig - Bergstation Sesselbahn Sternen

Hoch-Ybrig - Bergstation Sesselbahn Sternen

Oberiberg Gschwänd/Gschwändstock

Oberiberg Gschwänd/Gschwändstock

Oberiberg Jessenen/Fürboden

Oberiberg Jessenen/Fürboden

Hotel Bellevue am See, Sursee

Hotel Bellevue am See, Sursee

Port de Brunnen

Port de Brunnen

Mositunnel Nord

Mositunnel Nord

Urmiberg Brunnen - Bergrestaurant Timpelweid

Urmiberg Brunnen - Bergrestaurant Timpelweid

Seehotel Waldstätterhof

Seehotel Waldstätterhof

Stanserhorn Live-Bild

Stanserhorn Live-Bild

Stadt Zug, Zugersee, Sicht Richtung West

Stadt Zug, Zugersee, Sicht Richtung West

Entladestrasse des Ökihofs

Entladestrasse des Ökihofs

Zufahrt zum Zuger Ökihof

Zufahrt zum Zuger Ökihof

Stadt Zug am Kolinplaz

Stadt Zug am Kolinplaz

Zugerberg

Zugerberg

Zug am See

Zug am See

Zug Hafen

Zug Hafen

Sattel - Bergstation Skywalk (von Osten)

Sattel - Bergstation Skywalk (von Osten)

Sattel - Bergstation Mostelberg - Richtung Mythen

Sattel - Bergstation Mostelberg - Richtung Mythen

Sattel - Bergstation Mostelberg - Richtung Ägerital-Rigi

Sattel - Bergstation Mostelberg - Richtung Ägerital-Rigi

Bärenfang - Sattel-Hochstuckli

Bärenfang - Sattel-Hochstuckli

Station Krienseregg

Station Krienseregg

Kriens - Blick auf Pilatus

Kriens - Blick auf Pilatus

Bäzberg Andermatt by Andermatt Swiss Alps AG

Bäzberg Andermatt by Andermatt Swiss Alps AG

Andermatt Swiss Alps

Andermatt Swiss Alps

Hotel Monopol-Metropol Andermatt

Hotel Monopol-Metropol Andermatt

Gütsch

Gütsch

Andermatt Nätschen

Andermatt Nätschen

Andermatt Blick Ost Rossbodenstock

Andermatt Blick Ost Rossbodenstock

Funpark

Funpark

Brunni - Engelberg - Talstation Engelberg

Brunni - Engelberg - Talstation Engelberg

Parking de la halle des sports

Parking de la halle des sports

Engelberg Spannort

Engelberg Spannort

Brunni Sessel

Brunni Sessel

Engelberger Wetter und Bergpanorama.

Engelberger Wetter und Bergpanorama.

Engelberg Hahnenblick

Engelberg Hahnenblick

Härzlisee Brunni 1860 m.ü.M.

Härzlisee Brunni 1860 m.ü.M.

Brunni - Engelberg - Sessellift Bergstation

Brunni - Engelberg - Sessellift Bergstation

Brunni - Engelberg - Klostermatte

Brunni - Engelberg - Klostermatte

Titlis Trübsee

Titlis Trübsee

Fürenalp

Fürenalp

Seelisbergtunnel Nord

Seelisbergtunnel Nord

Klewenalp Stockhütte

Klewenalp Stockhütte

Klewenalp

Klewenalp

Bootshafen Rütenen in Beckenried

Bootshafen Rütenen in Beckenried

Beckenried Dorf

Beckenried Dorf

Sarnen

Sarnen

Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), SE

Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), SE

Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), NE

Airfield Kägiswil (LSPG), NE

Sarnersee mit Obwaldner Berge

Sarnersee mit Obwaldner Berge

Blick von Sarnen nach Sueden

Blick von Sarnen nach Sueden

Camp Obsee

Camp Obsee

Lungern Obsee

Lungern Obsee

The fertile countryside and award-winning chefs are a perfect combination.

The area around fertile Lake Lucerne is where the classic Älplermagronen (baked macaroni with potatoes) and many other regional specialities were first made. The creative cooks of Central Switzerland have turned this little-known gem into a world-class gastronomic destination. In the city of Lucerne alone, the concentration of top chefs is striking: 16 restaurants have 250 Gault- Millau points among them. More than two dozen other wellregarded restaurants are scattered throughout the region.
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A treasure-chest of culinary delights

These top chefs have taken their inspiration from the unique and highly fertile landscape and have evolved the finest regional cuisine. The mild climate of the lake, the rugged slopes of the nearby Napfgebiet, and the soft green hills of Lucerne’s countryside are perfect for growing fruit, vegetables and grains. Little surprise, then, that the market in Lucerne’s Old Town (every Saturday and Tuesday) is one of the most attractive in the country. Locals flock here to buy fresh perch and whitefish fillets, distinctive Dallenwiler mountain cheese, and the irresistible Engelberg goat cheese brought by producers in the Entlebuch UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. And don’t neglect to try Central Switzerland “Suurteigbrot” (sourdough bread) – this crisp, flavourful treat is a gastronomic classic.

Temptations around every corner

Of course, we should not forget Lucerne’s “national dish”: the Luzerner Chügelipastete, a historic speciality which was originally served during the city’s celebrated Carnival. The popular “Kafi Luz” – coffee with Kirsch or other fruit brandy – also has a history, and dates back to the days when farmers and dairymen would drink Schnapps before breakfast. The authorities banned the habit – and so the inventive farm folk would surreptitiously pour their favourite tipple into their coffee. A good taste for Schnapps has lingered: the distilleries around Lake Lucerne produce top-quality Kirsch – cherry – as well as other fruit brandies. Some of them still use traditional stills over wood fires. A suitable climax to a gastronomic tour is a slice of “Lozärner Birewegge” (Lucerne pear bread) or the award-winning Wetterfroschtorte (a coffee and plum brandy-scented cake) from Muotathal. These belong just as much to the culinary highlights of the region where you’ll also find up-to-date dishes such as beef entrecote with beetroot-orange chutney in a thyme sauce; potatoherb ravioli in a lobster broth, or lobster tempura. Lucerne restaurants bewitch visitors from all over the world.

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