Music, culture: the KKL culture and congress centre is primarily a classical music venue.
- The Blue Balls Festival focuses on blues, jazz, soul, funk and pop. Every year it attracts 80,000 visitors from Switzerland and abroad.
- The World Band Festival celebrates the best in brass band music. It attracts brass ensembles from the world over.
Cruises on Lake Lucerne: 20 boats, five of which are vintage paddle steamers, offer a wide range of excursions on Lake Lucerne, bringing you closer to the fascinating scenery. Why not combine a cruise with aerial cable cars or rack or funicular railways for a great day out?
Mount Pilatus: Lucerne's landmark mountain – a place shrouded in legend – is 2,132 metres tall. The top can be reached using the world's steepest rack railway. It has so much to offer visitors of all ages, including far-reaching views and Switzerland's longest summer tobogganing run and biggest rope park.
Mount Rigi: the "Queen of the Mountains" can be accessed by rack railway (from Vitznau or Goldau) or by aerial cable car from Weggis. This is a very special mountain, known for its amazing sunrises; it offers 100 km of footpaths and a Nordic Walking park, sheltered barbecue spots, children's playgrounds, sunny terraces and more.
Mount Titlis and Engelberg: the Titlis has Central Switzerland's highest accessible glacier. To reach the mountain and its Glacier Park you take the rotating Rotair aerial cable car. At 3,020 metres above sea level you have a mind-blowing panorama of the central Alps as well as some fabulous hiking routes.
Sporting activities: if cycling and mountain biking are your thing, the region offers countless short and long, flat and mountainous routes. As you like it: gentle pedalling to ambitious tours.
Golf: the region is a haven for golfing devotees. Die-hard fans as well as occasional players can choose from more than ten courses and driving ranges, all within 60 minutes' drive of the GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL.