fr it


Name and location

The Lucerne tourist guide association (VRL) is an association within the meaning of article 60ff. of the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB). The association is a religiously neutral and politically independent organisation. The VRL headquarters are located in Lucerne.


The Lucerne tourist guide association was founded in 1958 in order to promote the professional interests of its members as well as to create uniform minimum rates with increasing tourism.

Each member is certified and further training is mandatory for every tour guide.

The common goal is to give guests from Switzerland and abroad interesting insights into the history and culture of Lucerne and Switzerland.

Want a guided tour, a special themed tour, or a travel companion in Switzerland and abroad? The 59 active members of our association will be happy to make you an interesting offer. We offer the service in 15 different languages.


Function Name E-Mail Mobile
Präsidium Eva Helfenstein +41 76 822 26 50
Vize-Präsidium Manuela Handermann +41 76 386 03 86
Finanzen Gretta Achermann +41 79 372 95 90
Administration Christine Rohrer  +41 79 512 24 39
Beisitz Michela Parise  +41 76 638 77 29


As freelance tour guides, we work with various tourist organisations:

  • Car companies
  • Convention organisers
  • Tour operators
  • Tourist associations
  • Associations/Companies