They say the fountains of Lucerne, Switzerland are clean enough to drink from. We saw many using reusable water bottles to do just that. We were told that the water from the fountains is the highest quality water in Switzerland, aka they all contain tap water.We were a little skeptical about this but with the prices for water in Lucerne we gave it a shot and it tasted just like bottled water. Our local tour guide told us that there are over 200 fountains in the metropolitan area and 166 of these are public.
We were told the water is regularly inspected and cleaned with ultraviolet rays to kill germs. The water is mostly collected from the lake at the foothill of Mount Pilatus. One of the most popular fountains to see is the Fritschi Fountain. Most likely while shopping for chocolates & cheeses in the main squares you will accidentally wander across these famous fountains.
There are many different fountains in Lucerne so how do you know which ones are worth the visit? You can wander around or you can join a tour to assure you will cross paths with these beauties. We visited the most famous ones with our tour guide. These are not your average water fountains. The intricate architecture of these fountains definitely made them worth a long pause. Enjoy your visit and don't forget to seek out these fountains while strolling around the city.
Above & below you can see photos of the Fritschi Fountain which is 100 years old!