The gateway to central Switzerland

Welcome to Lucerne

Chris Zimmermann

Thanks to its attractions, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus, Stanserhorn and Titlis, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals.

City of Lucerne in the evening

What will I see?

The unique and guided Lucerne Photo Tour is rich in photographic possibilities, complete with remarkable iconic Landmarks and interesting back-streets with secret vantage points. Lucerne is culturally diverse offering a fantastic contrast of old and new, and offers a lot of creative photography experiences. The river Reuss and the Lake of Lucerne with its beautiful boats give the city a flair of tranquility and endless beauty.
We aim to capture and explore as many historic and modern sights as possible, the medieval world famous Chapel Bridge considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe; the Museggmauer, a wall which has been preserved in its original, well-fortified state; the many town squares with its frescoes at the heart of its car-free old town; the dramatic lion monument; and the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL) with a futuristic architecture.

  • Iconic Lucerne landmarks
  • Fine statues and monuments
  • Old and new Lucerne architecture
  • Lens selection and composition for different shots.
  • Composition and using available light
  • Guided Tour by professional Photographer Chris Zimmermann
  • Personal assistance with many tips and tricks
  • Very small group for optimal flexibility and tour experience
  • Half-Day, morning, 5 hours or
  • Half-Day, afternooon, 5 hours or
  • Full-Day, 11 hours
  • Half-Day tours: Coffee, Tea, non alcoholic beverages during a break
  • Full-Day tours: Coffee, Tea, non alcoholic beverages during the breaks in the morning and afternoon. A lunch menu and a one hour boat trip on Lake Lucerne
Skill, Exertion Level
  • Suitable for all skill levels and for all types of digital cameras
  • Short walks in the city. Mostly on flat terrain
  • Altitude of Lucerne: 436 m a.s.l
Schedule, Price
  • Half-Day, morning, 5 hours, 06:15-11:15, CHF 390.00 p/p (min 2 persons, max 5 persons)
  • Half-Day, afternoon and evening, 5 hours, 16:00-21:00, CHF 390.00 p/p (min 2 persons, max 5 persons)
  • Full-Day, 11 hours, 10:00-21:00, CHF 790.00 p/p (min 2 persons, max 5 persons)
What to bring
  • Digital Camera
  • 1 or 2 different lenses are usually enough during a shoot as there are many variations with angles, light, exposure time and of course the different locations and subjects. The list below gives you some ideas so that you can set your personal preferences
  • General Lenses: 24-70, 24-105 for a wide range of photo types and panoramas
  • Wide angle Lenses: 11-24, 16-35 for great wide angle shots
  • Telephoto Lenses: 28-300, 100-400 for details in subjects
  • Special Lenses: If you own a Macro lense or a Tilt-Shift lens - there will be plenty of opportunities to use them
  • Tripod: For morning, evening and long exposure shots during daylight. A tripod will greatly enhance your photographic experience
  • Filters: Polarizer, ND-Filters in different grades 3, 6, or 10 stops or variable ones for perfect long exposure shots
  • Accessoires: Spare batteries and memory cards. Camera and Lens cleaning set. Raincover for your gear
Other Essentials
  • Temperature can vary greatly during the day. So we recommend you dress in layers and don't forget a rain jacket and an umbrella
  • Sun protection is essential. A hut and sun creme is recommended
  • Please bring your personal ID
Gear for Rent
If you couldn't bring all your foto gear there is a chance to rent various items like:
  • Canon (Lenses)
  • Manfrotto (Tripods, Panorama-Head, Foto back packs)
  • LEE (Filters)
  • Syrp (Motion-Control for Timelapse and Video)

The Chapel Bridge

Complete with gable paintings, the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centrepiece of Lucerne’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe.


Lake Bridge

Lake Bridge

Guided VIP Photo Tour Lucerne - Lake Bridge

Jesuit Church with River Reuss

Old Town with River Reuss

Chapel Bridge with River Reuss

Jesuit Church with River Reuss

Old Town seen from the Chapel Bridge

Old town covered in light Snow

Dawn @ the Chapel Bridge

A wintery evening @ the Chapel Bridge

Tour Map - Location and Area


  • Phone

    +41 79 579 9000

  • E-Mail

  • Address

    Chris Zimmermann
    Fine Art Photography
    Hitzlisbergstrasse 1
    CH-6006 Lucerne



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