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Highlights Central Switzerland
- Swimming and water sports on Lake Lucerne
- A day trip to Lucerne
- A visit to Meggenhorn Castle
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Vacation rentals in Central Switzerland
It couldn't be more literal: Central Switzerland lies in the heart of the country and attracts visitors with its clear lakes, magnificent landscapes and romantic villages. Whether you want to spend your holidays in a vacation rental in the countryside or enjoy the charm of a vacation rental or apartment in Lucerne, Central Switzerland offers you countless possibilities for a relaxing or active holiday.
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Location and orientation
Central Switzerland is one of the seven major regions and is located north of the Alpine ridge. It includes the cantons of Lucerne - also the urban centre of Central Switzerland -, Uri and Schwyz.
During the summer festival from August to September, Lucerne offers more than 150 classical concerts and much more.
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Lake Lucerne lies in the middle of Central Switzerland and is thus the cultural and economic centre. With a shore length of around 150 kilometres, there is literally (almost) nothing here you can't do! The lake offers you a fine selection of outdoor swimming pools for swimming, various boat clubs where you can row, motorboat or sail and in the south of the lake you will find ideal conditions for windsurfing. Even diving is possible at different places of the lake!2. A day trip to Lucerne
The snow-covered mountain peaks at your back, Lake Lucerne at your feet and a unique medieval architecture - Lucerne is not regarded for nothing as an absolute must on your holiday in Central Switzerland. Above all, the beautiful old town with the legendary 14th century Chapel Bridge and the Musegg Wall are worth exploring during a long walk.3. A visit to Meggenhorn Castle
Jump from Lucerne onto one of the steamboats on Lake Lucerne and drive to the Meggenhorn Castle Residence. The beautiful complex is surrounded by extensive meadows and woods and appears almost like a fairy tale, with its stately 18th century castle, the castle chapel and the lovingly maintained castle gardens. Here you can even celebrate your wedding before going on your honeymoon in the holiday home!
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Central Switzerland
With an average cost of $277.60 per night, Central Switzerland lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in Switzerland.
If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your visit to Central Switzerland, travel in November ($240.25 per night on average), March ($243.9), or October ($249.69), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Central Switzerland was July, with an average price of $356.21 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of $346.46, and June, with $289.24.
If you decide to put Central Switzerland on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your vacation well in advance because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 49% of rentals booked in the year 2020.
In 2020, the months with the largest number of available properties of the year in Central Switzerland were June, May and September, with average availabilities of 63.75%, 62.6%, and 61.25%, respectively.
Vacation rentals in Central Switzerland reach their peak in demand in February, with an availability rate of 30.8%. The second most requested month is July, with 38%, and the third is January with 38.5%.
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