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Shopping in Lucerne – Where and What to buy?

Lucerne, a small city in Switzerland is famous for its medieval architecture and natural beauty. The Lucerne River flowing through the snow-capped chain of high rising mountains is a view to behold in this Swiss city. The old architectures of the city like the Chapel Bridge and Spreuer Bridge keep the rich culture of this place intact.  In a city like Lucerne where the tradition and culture are so deep-rooted, shopping is not something that comes as the first priority to tourists. But, the city surprisingly offers a number of options to its tourists to shop.

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When in Lucerne, you can find a handful of shops, boutiques, and shopping centres in almost every part of the city. From expensive products to souvenirs and home décor items, there is a huge option to shop from. If you are in Lucerne you can refer to our recommended places below to find the best shopping places:

1. Läderach

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Location:  Weggisgasse 1, 6000 Luzern, Switzerland

A Switzerland trip is incomplete without tasting Swiss chocolates. Läderach is a must visit chocolate shop in Lucerne. The variety of chocolates they offer is huge, among them, the Dark Chocolates and Pralinés are to die for! The chocolates are all freshly made and are reasonably priced too. They have multiple branches across Switzerland so if you really want to visit heir shop for more than once, try looking for a Läderach store nearby.

2.Victorinox Brand Store

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Location: Hirschenpl. 12, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland

Victorinox Brand Store is one of the reputed souvenir stores in Lucerne. Here you’ll find a great range of unique and traditional Swiss items. The range of products sold here is huge and of high quality. If you are looking to buy Swiss knives, cowbells, watches, key rings, cuckoo clocks, and wood carvings then you must visit this shop. The staffs here are friendly and can help you narrow down with the choice of products in case you’re not sure what to buy.

3. Tuesday & Saturday Farmer’s Market

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Location: Rathausquai, Unter der Egg, and Bahnhofstrasse.

The weekly farmer’s market on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Lucerne attracts a lot of local people and tourists. The local people usually look forward to buying their weekly supplies from this market because the products are locally sourced and hence come fresh. People usually buy fresh, exotic fruits and vegetables, local spices, and flowers here. You can also find few boutique items here being sold at a discounted price.

4.Emmen Centre

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Location: Stauffacherstrasse 1, 6020 Emmen, Switzerland

This is Switzerland’s largest shopping centre and takes about 15 minutes from Lucerne to reach here but it’s worth a visit. A one-stop shopping mall to shop for everything under one roof from daily essentials to clothes to boutique items, Swiss chocolates and anything that you can think of buying in Switzerland! Parking is free and open so that you can reach here easily by hiring private cars. There are also a few ATMs, car wash service and a gas station in the mall premises in case you need.

5. Schweizer Heimatwerk

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Location: Althardstrasse 146, 8105 Regensdorf

Schweizer Heimatwerk is your go-to place to shop for different fashion accessories. You also get other souvenir items from their eight stores spread across Switzerland. If you want to shop chic and trendy items in Switzerland, this is the place you must go. The quality and the variety of items sold here are one of the best in Switzerland and every person who has a thing for fashionable items can vouch for the quality and affordability of the products sold here.

No matter how great your Switzerland travel itinerary is, it is incomplete without some local shopping. A 2 days stay in Lucerne is enough to let you explore the must-visit places there and also visit the local shops & markets. So plan your Switzerland trip accordingly and make the most out of your Swiss travel plan.


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