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Why you should visit Lucerne as a Digital Nomad

If you’re planning to travel through Europe as a digital nomad, you might have heard of a Swiss city called Lucerne. This city offers excellent opportunities for digital nomads who want to work remotely. If that’s your first time in Switzerland, this travel guide will give you an idea on how to spend your holiday in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Let’s find out what digital nomads can do in Lucerne.

Lucerne is one of the most beautiful Swiss towns that can be found on Lake Lucerne. It’s located at the foot of Mount Pilatus, which rises up to 2.000 metres above sea level.

The city itself has a population of about 100,000 people, but its surrounding area has over 500,000 residents.

There are plenty of activities to choose from when spending time in Lucerne. For example, ranging and hiking, skiing and horse riding, or wine tasting. If you want to get out into nature, there are also lots of opportunities to explore the local flora and fauna.

Things to do in Lucerne, Switzerland

Switzerland offers a lot of potential for ski lovers in general. But especially in Lucerne, there are many different slopes around the city within 30 minutes drive. Because it lies right by the lake, water sports like sailing or canoeing are very popular here. The city itself is filled with small art galleries, museums and churches.

Enjoy spending time on Lake Lucerne

You will enjoy walking along the lakefront, biking through the countryside or simply relaxing on one of the hotspots by the lake. You can take a walk along Lake Lucerne shoreline where you will find restaurants, hotels and even a casino. In winter, cross-country skiers come here to practice their sport.

You will also be able to watch locals play boules (a type of handball) in the streets. The town square is always crowded with people sitting outside cafes and watching the people go by. The city has a rich history dating back to Roman times. Today, Lucerne remains a popular destination for tourists and digital nomads.

Visit Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Don’t forget to visit the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. It’s said that if you throw a coin in the river while crossing it, you will return to Lucerne someday. Also, enjoy the old town, the botanical garden and one of the museums of history.

People usually live in Lucerne because they love the calmness and beauty of the place. So you won’t feel alone during your stay. Lucerne offers everything a digital nomad would need: great weather, friendly locals and a lot of interesting stuff to see and do.

If you want to eat outside, try some traditional Swiss food like fondue or raclette. And don’t miss the opportunity to taste the delicious chocolate cake. Swiss food is quite famous around the world because of its unique quality.

Book an apartment in Lucerne

In Lucerne city, you can stay at any hotel of course. But if you want to experience the real charm of the place , consider renting an apartment instead. There are many houses available for rent. Some of them offer a kitchen so you can cook whenever you want. Many allow pets too.

Use high-speed trains

If you want to travel through Switzerland, use one of the high speed trains. They usually run between Zurich and Bern. Trains leave every hour and the journey takes only one and a half hours. Traveling by train is very convenient and fun. You can buy tickets online or at the station.

Bring enough CHF

When you travel to Lucerne, you must remember to bring enough cash. Most places accept credit cards but some smaller shops might not. Also in Switzerland, you usually don’t pay with euros, since Switzerland is not part of the European Union. You should keep in mind that the exchange rate may vary depending on the day. So it pays to check the current rates before making a purchase.

Living in Lucerne is expensive

Also, remember that living in Lucerne can be expensive. Rent prices range from 700 to more than 2000 dollars per month. If you decide to live in Lucerne long-term, expect to pay about 1000 dollars per month. However, there are cheaper options. You can choose to stay in a hostel or share an apartment with other travelers. And lastly, if you plan to visit Lucerne, make sure to book accommodation well in advance. Because especially during peak season, rooms can sell out quickly.

And that’s why you should put Lucerne on your travel bucket list. If you have been there yourself, and know secret places, share your experiences with us. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get inspired to work from anywhere.

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