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Activities during the Holiday Season

Lucerne comes alive during the Christmas season with charming markets offering handmade crafts, local delicacies, and festive decorations. Students can stroll through the stalls at Weinachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) in the heart of the city, savoring the seasonal atmosphere without spending much. Sip on hot mulled wine or indulge in a bag of roasted chestnuts for a truly Swiss holiday experience.

Lakeside Tranquility in Weggis: Weggis, situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne, provides a serene backdrop. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeside promenade, enjoying the crisp winter air and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Bring along some homemade snacks for a cost-effective lakeside picnic.

Swiss Chocolate Adventure: Treat yourself to a sweet experience without splurging by visiting the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. While the museum itself is a fascinating exploration of Swiss transportation history, don't miss the Swiss Chocolate Adventure exhibit. Learn about the art of chocolate-making and, at the end of the tour, sample some delectable Swiss chocolate – a delightful experience that won't dent your wallet.

Winter Hiking in the Swiss Alps: For the adventurous souls, consider exploring the nearby Swiss Alps with a winter hike. While certain excursions may require equipment rentals, there are plenty of trails suitable for a day hike without any additional cost. Pack a thermos of hot cocoa and immerse yourself in the stunning alpine landscapes, making the most of the natural beauty surrounding Weggis and Lucerne.

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