The lawn has the same length; it is separated from the sandy beach by a footpath. Many quiet spots are spread throughout the Lido area. If the water in the lake is a little too cool for a dip, you can always swim in the heated swimming pool. The generously laid out children’s playground invites the little ones to frolic and play. Its equipment meets the latest educational and safety standards.
At the impressive Lucerne Nationalquai, right in front of historic hotel complexes, bathers have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the clean lake, to increase their physical fitness, and to sunbathe on the sun deck or relax in the shade.
From the outside, this structure built in 1884/85 looks like a giant wooden box, but once you cross the footbridge and go inside, you'll immediately fall under the spell of this wonderful Belle Epoque bathing complex. Made entirely of wood, there are simple changing cubicles around the two inner courtyards with lakewater swimming pools. Bathers swim in the open water towards the lake.
The lido is particularly popular at weekends, lunchtimes and in the evening, when guests seek refreshment during their break or after work. From the lakeside and roof terrace, visitors can enjoy a clear view of Mount Pilatus, the KKL Culture and Convention Centre and Lucerne station. Simple dining options and a bar complement the bathing facilities.
This lakeside bathing facility is very popular over lunchtime and in the evenings, when guests come here to enjoy a refreshing dip during the lunch pause or after work - naturally in addition to weekends. In general its people of a certain age who come here, as there are no additional entertaining features that attract familes with children and youths. The Seebad Lucerne is run by a team of lifeguards who at the same are responsible for catering to appetites with something to eat.
This picnic spot in the middle of the city was formerly also known as Sempacherplatz, Sempachergarten, Englischer Garten, Zentralplatz or Zentralmatte.
When the “Gasfabrik” gasworks from what was then Sempacherplatz was moved to another location in 1899, this cleared the way for the area to be used for a new purpose. Relaxation and leisure came to the fore here.
The Vögeligärtli was also the place where performers and people running stalls gathered and entertained people. The Pilatus Circus and Arena Bühlmann with its travelling artists visited this place. Little by little, however, individual areas of the large green space were built on. The Lukaskirche (Church of St. Luke) was built in 1935, and the Central Library around 1950.
Ufschötti is just a few minutes south of Lucerne’s main train station.
The bathing spot on Lake Lucerne offers bathing enthusiasts and sun worshippers expansive areas where they can lie back and relax with a few trees offering plenty of shade and a large sandy beach. On these green spaces, visitors can – while of course taking others in the area into consideration – enjoy a game of football or frisbee or cook up a storm over the barbecue.
During the summer season, the Ufschötti kiosk and Ufschötti beach bar offer hot and cold snacks and drinks. Ufschötti also has showers and toilets available for visitors to use.
Lucerne's old town boulevard lies between city hall and Chapel Bridge along the river Reuss. Numerous restaurants invite our guests to sit at nicely arranged tables. Guests from all over the world stroll along the river and enjoy the "see and be seen"!