Lucerne

Located in central Switzerland, Lucerne is a medieval town surrounded by magnificent scenery. Even, it is considered as one of the most picturesque towns in the world. Embedded with beautiful medieval paintings, the Chapel Bridge is the center of attraction in Lucerne’s townscape and it is one of the most beguiling covered wooden bridges in Europe.

The enchanting lakeside setting with a panoramic view of Rigi, Pilatus, and Stanserhorn mountains, Lucerne is a must-visit destination for travellers.

Another landmark of the town is Museggmauer, which is an iconic old city wall with well-fortified towers. It is a town of churches. The 17th century Jesuit church is marked as the first sacral Baroque building of Switzerland. The figure of the dying Lion, which is best known as the Lion Monument is carved from rock to commemorate the valor and the heroic death of the Swiss guards in 1792 during an outrage on the Tuileries.

During the expedition through central Switzerland, Lucerne can be the perfect starting point for the tourists. The Gotthard Panorama Express originates in Lucerne heads downwards the foot of the Gotthard pass through Lake Lucerne. The passengers can then continue by rail into Ticino, located in the south of the Alpine ridge.

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Highlights

Chapel Bridge and Water Tower
Chapel Bridge and Water Tower
Glacier Garden and Lion's Monument
Glacier Garden and Lion's Monument
Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne
Kunstmuseum
Kunstmuseum
Pilatus
Pilatus
Rigi
Rigi
Switzerland's Museum of Transportation
Switzerland's Museum of Transportation

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