Tips for Budget-Friendly Living in Lucerne 💸

Salut les cops!🌟

Welcome to Lucerne! This city, with its stunning setting by Lake Lucerne and the charming historic old town, can pose a challenge for your budget. However, don’t assume it’s only for those who are willing to spend big! In this blog, I’ll guide you through how students, young professionals, and expats can effectively cut costs while fully embracing the beauty of this beautiful Swiss city. From dining on a dime to finding fashion deals, follow my tips to save wisely and still enjoy the full Lucerne experience.💸

Affordable Eating in Lucerne

Äss-Bar Lucerne 🥐

The Äss-Bar Lucerne is an innovative bakery, where you can buy baked goods that weren’t sold the previous day at local bakeries at a reduced price. This initiative not only saves you money but also combats food waste, making it a a win-win for those who like to snack smartly and responsibly. The shop offers a variety of delicious pastries and breads every day – so don’t forget to stop by!🥖🍰

Madame Frigo Lucerne 🥗Community fridge from Madame Frigo in Helvetiagärtli, Lucerne, promoting food sustainability and waste reduction. The public refrigerator is placed in an outdoor setting with trees and nearby cafes, allowing locals to share surplus food and support a sustainable community effort.

The concept of Madame Frigo in Lucerne centers on community fridges, an ingenious approach to combat food waste in Switzerland. These publicly accessible fridges allow anyone to leave surplus food they won’t use. Others can then take this food for free, fostering a community spirit and promoting sustainability. By participating, you’re not only saving money but also contributing to a waste-reducing community effort.🌍🤝

Too Good To Go 📲

The Too Good To Go app is another great way to eat cheaply in Lucerne. It
allows you to rescue surplus food from local restaurants, bakeries, and cafes at a fraction of the original price. You can enjoy delicious meals while helping to reduce food waste. The app is user-friendly, showing you which nearby establishments have excess food that you can reserve and pick up through the app.🍛🍎

Trendy and Affordable Fashion in Lucerne

Marta Luzern 🛍️Marta second-hand shop in Neustadt, Lucerne, showcasing a variety of clothing and accessories. The store features large display windows with a collection of stylish second-hand items and a sign promoting their sustainable fashion approach. The shop allows customers to buy and sell clothes, fostering a circular economy in the local community.

Marta Luzern is not only a place to discover second-hand clothing and accessories, it also offers the opportunity to become part of the fashion cycle yourself. You can sell your own clothes by renting a shelf or a small space in the store. This concept not only promotes a sustainable approach to fashion, but also allows you to organize your wardrobe and earn some money in the process. It’s a simple and effective way to give unworn clothes a new purpose.♻️👗

Flea Market at Vögeligärtli🌳

Every Saturday morning from 7 to 2 p.m., Vögeligärtli is transforming into a lively flea market where you can find everything from vintage clothing to household items. It’s the perfect place to discover unique finds and bargain to get the best prices. Browsing the flea market is not only fun, it also allows you to expand your closet in a cost-effective and sustainable way.🛍️🕰️

Caritas Wohnen Luzern 🛋️

At Caritas Wohnen Lucerne, you can discover a wide selection of second-hand items, from furniture to clothing. Shopping here is not only easy on your wallet but also environmentally friendly, as it encourages reusing items that are still in great shape. Additionally, each purchase supports Caritas’s social projects, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a practical way to shop while also contributing to a good cause.🌟🤝🏻

Your Tips for Saving in Lucerne 💡💬

Now, I’d love to hear from you! What are your best tips for saving money in Lucerne? Share your experiences and suggestions in the comments below. Your advice could be a game-changer for someone else in our community! 🗣️💬

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @lisainlucerne for more tips and a closer look at life in Lucerne. Check out my latest reel and get inspired!🏔️✨

If you missed my blog on Lucerne’s Food Tour: A Gastronomic Journey through French 🇫🇷, Swiss🇨🇭, and Japanese 🇯🇵 Cuisine, you can find it here.

À bientôt!

Lisa 🌞


Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm Lisa, a 23-year-old frenchie living in Switzerland since 2021. Follow along for insights into Swiss lifestyle, travel tips, and expat experiences. Get to know more about me and my adventures through my instagram account @lisainlucerne.

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