Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland

This peaceful Swiss city surrounded by mountains and churches, has its roots dating back to the Roman times although there is also a strong German influence in language and food. Modern Lucerne is a growing hub of economy, transportation, culture, and tourism because of its eternal beauty. Lucerne is a combination of contemporary and ancient town with its lake and mountains, the dying Lion monument, ancient churches, a lot of clubs and pubs, many festivals and carnivals lasting all year. Lucerne is very well connected with other parts of the country and the transportation system is vastly developed.

Lucerne is the best place for people looking for calm and beautiful place to spend their holidays.

Location: Switzerland.

Climate: Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate. You must pack lot of clothes so that you can layer up for the cooler times of the day and be prepared for the rains.

How to reach

By Air: The nearest airports are Zurich and Berne. These are connected to Lucerne both by rail and road.

By Train: Swiss Federal Railway network connects Lucerne to the other cities of Switzerland.

By Road: Lucerne is well connected to other cities via road. You can take highway N14 from Zurich or from Berne you can take Route 10.

Points of Interest

Lake Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

Timings: All days

How to reach: Car, bus, trams.

The beauty of Lake Lucerne attracts many people visiting Switzerland and the Lucerne city. Offering great scenic beauty, the lake is surrounded by alluring mountains, great for excursion. Cruising through the rights and lefts of the limestone mountains, the boat trip in the lake Lucerne is the best way to explore this lake on a clear and bright day. Lake Lucerne is the second largest in the country and known for its great charm and somewhat fjord landscape.

Mount Pilatus

Location: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG SchlosswegLucerne , Switzerland

Timings: All days

How to reach: Cable Cars and Gondola Lifts

During the summers, when the weather is nice and clear, tourists love to visit one of the most legendary places located in Central Switzerland, the Mount Pilatus. Approached by gondola lifts and aerial cable car, it offers gives a breathtaking panoramic view of nearly 73 alpine mountain peaks. You can also take the world’s steepest rack-railroad, from Alpanachstad and enjoy a great rail ride as you absorb the scenic beauty. Mount Pilatus is not only known for its alluring beauty but also for its mystic charm that is embedded in lore and legend.

Kapellbrücke

Location: Kapellbrücke,  Luzern, Switzerland

Timings: All days

How to reach: Car, bus, trams.

This 204 meter Wooden Bridge on the Reuss River was used to connect the two parts of the city Lucerne, the old and the new. It is named after the local St. Peter's Chapel and was built many years back in 1333. A unique feature of the bridge is the numerous ancient paintings that hang from its ceilings.  Most part of the bridge was destroyed in a devastating fire, it had to be restored in the year 1994. Only few of the original 158 paintings survived out of which 30 were restored. It is a delicate monument which is popular among the tourists.

Rigi

Location: Central Switzerland

Timings: All days

How to reach: Cable Cars and Gondola Lifts

Also known as the queen of the mountains, Mount Rigi is surrounded by three lakes which can be reached from all four directions. Mount Rigi has long and beautiful hiking trails. You can do sledding, skiing or ice skating on the snow. You can see the perfect natural beauty of the mountains as you travel on the cable cars and gondola lifts. The two rides from Vitznau and Goldau on cog railways along with the cable car and the scenic beauty make the entire journey to the Mount Rigi, a truly memorable experience.

Lion Monument

Location: Denkmalstrasse 4, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland

Timings: All days

How to Reach: Bus

Also known as the lion of Lucerne, the Lion Monument is a sculpture of a 10 meter long lion carved on sandstone rock above a small pond, paying tribute to the Swiss martyrs of the French revolution. These mercenary troops defended the royal family and helped them to escape when the revolutionaries attacked the Tuileries royal castle. It is quite astonishing to see an aggressive creature like lion becoming the symbol of peace and silence. There are Greek numbers indicating the dead soldiers. There is no admission fee to see this great work of art.

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