Switzerland's largest planetarium, in Lucerne's Verkehrshaus, presents a variety of shows every day on its 508-sq-metre dome. Check the website for full opening hours and details of what's coming up.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lucerne attractions

1. Verkehrshaus

0.02 MILES

A great kid-pleaser, the fascinating interactive Verkehrshaus is deservedly Switzerland’s most popular museum. Alongside rockets, steam locomotives,…

2. Richard Wagner Museum

0.84 MILES

Housed in the composer’s former residence in Tribschen, on the lake’s southern shore, this museum harbours historic musical instruments, including…

3. Inseli


Just a stone’s throw from the train station, Inseli is a leafy lakefront park where locals congregate in sunny weather to lounge on the grass, play ping…

4. Kunstmuseum

1.19 MILES

At this art museum inside the Kultur und Kongresszentrum, the permanent collection garners mixed reviews, but keep an eye out for great temporary…

5. Kultur und Kongresszentrum

1.19 MILES

French architect Jean Nouvel’s waterfront arts and convention centre is a postmodern jaw-dropper in an otherwise historic city. Inside, the tall, narrow…

6. Bourbaki Panorama

1.22 MILES

Edouard Castres’ painstakingly detailed 1100-sq-metre circular painting depicting the internment of French troops in Switzerland after the Franco–Prussian…

7. Lion Monument

1.27 MILES

By far the most touching of the 19th-century sights that lured so many British to Lucerne is the Lion Monument. Lukas Ahorn carved this 10m-long sculpture…

8. Gletschergarten

1.31 MILES

The Gletschergarten houses a strip of rock bearing the scars (including huge potholes) inflicted on it by the glacier that slid over it some 20 million…