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Lucerne Brewery Tour

Tour the brewery behind the beers of the Rathaus Brauerei in Lucerne City. Guided by the master brewer or a beer sommelier

Want a true taste of Lucerne? Take your taste buds for a private 2 hrs. tour visiting a traditional Brewery and explore the history of beer brewing in Lucerne. Experience the enchanting world of beer and brewing behind the scenes. Meet craft beer artisans.

Discover the art of beer in an Alpine setting surrounded by historical sights and stunning mountain Landscapes. Soak up the beauty of Lucerne with its Medieval landmarks in a 2.5 hrs extension walking tour

What to expect

Explore Lucerne’s Brewery and sample award-winning beers. Bypass the industrial breweries and scout out family-run brewery. Connect with the brewers, hear their stories. Learn the secrets of a craft well executed and a life well lived. Experience Lucerne as never before as you delve into the taste, history and culture of beer.

If your interest extends to the making of the beer – not just drinking it – the brewery tour is a unique behind-the-scenes look. Lucerne’s most famous brewery opens its doors to the public to share (some) of the secrets of their brew. 

Devote between 90 and 120 minutes to learn every step of the brewing processes from the sticky smell of the hops to fermenting to conditioning to tasting. End your education by sampling the freshly tapped unfiltered beer with Bavarian snacks. 

Before the brewery tour and a brief stop where the fermentation and storage cellar is located, let us indulge you at the Rathaus Brauerei restaurant: Enjoy an aperitif consisting of a pair of original Bavarian «Weisswürste», a pretzel and Händlmaier’s original Bavarian mustard served along with a 3dl Seidel of Rathaus beer. In the storage cellar you have the opportunity to taste our beer from the fermentation and storage tank. If a taste is not enough, the restaurant or bar at the end of the tour allows you to continue your “sampling”.  

Join us for a 2.5 hrs. walking tour exploring the main city icons: Chapel Bridge, Lion monument, Old city wall and Lucerne castle.


  • Bavarian Snacks («Weisswürste», a pretzel and Händlmaier’s original Bavarian mustard served along with a 3dl Seidel of Rathaus Bier)
  • Bier Sampling
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • 2.5 hrs. Brewery guided tour
  • Walking tour (2.5 hrs optional city tour extension includes: chapel bridge, lion monument, old city wall and Lucerne Castle)
  • Castle lift ticket (2.5 hrs optional city tour extension)



  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation (unless specified)


Additional Info:

  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

The famous Rathaus beer from Lucerne from select ingredients and important info. Our house beer is unfiltered – also called “Zwickelbier” or “Kellerbier”. Bright golden yellow, sparkling, with a light fruity hop flavour. The tanginess and lightness of this beer make it a joy to drink.

100% Pilsner malt

Tettnang hops

12% original wort, 5% ABV

Tour Price

CHF  350 (up to 4 persons) Brewery Tour + Sampling

Our pricing is per Tour NOT per person so if there are 3 or more in your group, you’ll probably pay less than if you took a big tour. 

Tour Optional:

CHF 490 (up to 4 persons) Brewery Tour + Sampling + city tour 

Book your excursion here or contact us directly to +41 76 2618641

Departure time and meeting point:

– At the “Torbogen” Big arch monument in front of the train station.

– Departure Time: 14:00  

– Duration: 2 hours 

– Availability on Monday-Tuesday ; Friday-Saturday

Tour e-Gift card

Give someone you know a PD e-Gift Card, good toward any of our  Lucerne Photography Private Courses or Photography Workshops & Tours. For those in a rush or living outside Switzerland, we will send you a printable eCard. PD e-Gift Cards are fully transferable and have NO expiration date. They are available in any amount from CHF 49 – CFH 950. It makes a great gift for someone who loves photography or travel. Order now, or email us for more information.