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Moving to Lucerne

Moving to Lucerne & Looking For A Removals Quote

 

If you are looking to move to Lucerne, White & Company have been providing a European removals, packing and storage service for over 145 years and are members of BAR, FIDI  and Omni.

The city is situated on the shore of Lake Lucerne. It is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne. The population is around 80,000 people and is the most populated city in central Switzerland. It is in every way the storybook image of a Swiss town, with its colourful Altstadt (Old Town) and 14th-century Museggmauer city walls.

Lucerne has an impressive mountainous panorama. Legend says that an angel showed the first settlers where to build a chapel in Lucerne. The city enjoys a steadily growing economy, making it an increasingly international city. Being located so close to the motorway which leads to Zurich makes it is popular with enterprises and entrepreneurs. It also has the lowest corporate tax rate in all of Switzerland. Many large and small enterprises have opted for a Lucerne location.

Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Lucerne

The usual type of home in Lucerne is an apartment or a Swiss style chalet. Most people rent their homes rather than buy them, and there are often a limited number of properties available at any one time. Expats are encouraged to negotiate some housing provision into their employment contract.

The current cost to rent a one bedroomed apartment in the centre of Lucerne per month is CHF 1210 (£910). For a similar property outside the town the cost is cheaper CHF 890 (£669)

The following site has a selection of properties for sale and for rent: property Portal

Schools if moving to Lucerne

Swiss public schools generally have a good reputation; the international and private schools in Lucerne are considered to be excellent. Public schools are free and children can be taught in French, German, Italian or Romansch. Expats, who only intend to stay in Lucerne for the short-term, usually choose an international school, which will offer either a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

The following site has a selection of international schools: Education Portal

Local Information if moving to Lucerne

When you first move to a new city, finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Tax and Banking Information

Travel if moving to Lucerne

Regardless of its mountainous terrain, expats living in Lucerne will benefit from excellent international transport connections by road and rail. The Swiss Federal Railways transport more than 350 million passengers each year. Trains are clean, modern and nearly always on time. However, they are not cheap, although you will get ample compensation for the high price, with the breathtaking views of the Swiss mountains and beautiful countryside.

If you choose to drive, you will enjoy extensive and well-maintained road networks, complemented by tunnels and mountain passes. The city also has a good tram system, the opportunity to travel by boat or bicycle.

Currency Conversion If Moving To Lucerne

Switzerland is not part of the European Union (EU), it retains its own monetary system. The official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF), which is divided into 100 rappen (German) or centimes (French).

When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.

Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign Exchange Portal

European Removals If Moving To Lucerne

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