Top Events in Lucerne, Switzerland ~ 2013

Many people haven’t heard of Lucerne, Germany, which is a shame because it’s full of cultural activities to enjoy. Those in the know head to the Lucerne Festival, the Lucerne Blues Festival and the Blue Balls Festival which attracts music fans from all over the world. Other events with an international following include the Fumetto comics festival and the Rowing World Lucerne – not to mention one of Lucerne’s best-loved traditions: the Lucerne Carnival.

If we’ve whetted your appetite, here are events planned for 2013 to help you plan your trip.

Fumetto

Fumetto

Fumetto

16. – 24. March 2013

Fumetto is the most important comic event in Switzerland and a trendsetter in Europe. It encourages young comic art and gives the impulse for modern comic works.

Fumetto
Rössligasse 12
6000 Luzern 5
Tel. +41 (0)41 412 11 22

Lucerne Festival at Easter

Lucerne Festival at Easter

Lucerne Festival at Easter

16. March – 24. March 2013

The “Lucerne Festival at Easter” takes place one week before Easter every year, providing musical suspense and an occasion where old and new, sacred and secular music converge. 

Lucerne Festival
Hirschmattstrasse 13
Postfach
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 226 44 00

Honky Tonk Festival

Honky Tonk Festival

Honky Tonk Festival

22. March 2013

The Honky Tonk Festival brings live music to the city’s bars and cafés at the end of March.

Honky Tonk Festival Luzern
Adlerbergstrasse 13
9000 St. Gallen
Tel. +41 (0)71 223 41 01

Lucerne Fest

Lucerne Fest

Lucerne Fest

29. June 2013

The Lucerne Fest (Old Town Festival) takes place in the heart of Lucerne at the end of June.

Luzern Tourismus – Tourist Information
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17

Rowing World Cup Lucerne

Rowing World Cup Lucerne

Rowing World Cup Lucerne

12. – 14. July 2013

Be part of the exciting Rowing World Cup on the Rotsee in Lucerne.

Ruderwelt Luzern
6000 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 43 33

Blue Balls Festival

Blue Balls Festival

Blue Balls Festival

19. – 27. July 2013

The international Lucerne Blue Balls Festival presents a cornucopia of music styles on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

Blue Balls Music
Weinbergstrasse 31
Postfach
8021 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)43 243 73 23

Lucerne Festival in Summer

Lucerne Festival in Summer

Lucerne Festival in Summer

16. August – 15. September 2013

The Lucerne Festival is one of the leading international organizers of classical and contemporary music festivals.

Lucerne Festival
Hirschmattstrasse 13
Postfach
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 226 44 00

World Band Festival

World Band Festival

World Band Festival

28. September – 6. October 2013

Apart from classical music, jazz and pop, Lucerne is also a venue for top-notch performances by wind ensembles.

World Band Festival Luzern
Postfach 2637
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 318 00 55

Swiss City Marathon – Lucerne

Swiss City Marathon – LucerneCityMarathon – Lucerne

Swiss City Marathon – Lucerne

27. October 2013

At the Swiss City Marathon – Lucerne each and every single participant is a hero!
Lidostrasse 5
6006 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 375 03 30

"Lozärn lacht" Comedy Festival

“Lozärn lacht” Comedy Festival

“Lozärn lacht” Comedy Festival

04. – 09. November 2013

The comedy festival “Lozärn lacht” (Lucerne laughs) takes place in various locations every November.

COMEDY.CH
Seefeldstrasse 24
8008 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 724 14 32

Lucerne Blues Festival

Lucerne Blues Festival

Lucerne Blues Festival

09. – 17. November 2013

The organizers of the Lucerne Blues Festival, which is held in November, seem to have blues in their blood.

Lucerne Blues Festival
6000 Luzern 7

Lucerne Festival at the Piano

Lucerne Festival at the Piano

Lucerne Festival at the Piano

16. – 24. November 2013

The “Lucerne Festival at the Piano”, held each November, features star pianists from the fields of classical music, contemporary music and jazz, with a repertoire drawn from every epoch.

Lucerne Festival
Hirschmattstrasse 13
Postfach
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 226 44 00

Carnival in Lucerne

Carnival in Lucerne

Carnival in Lucerne

27.2. – 4.3.2014

Every year, towards the end of winter, Carnival breaks out in the streets, alleyways and squares of the old town.

Luzern Tourismus AG
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17

Ready to visit Lucerne in 2013?

Megy Karydes is founder of Wandering Tastes, a lifestyle and travel site that is meant to inspire adventure and exploration through traveling and food. She’s also a regular contributor to 10best.com which is part of the USA Today Travel family and TravelingMom.com as Foodie TravelingMom among other print magazines and online media outlets.

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