Lucerne (Luzern in German) is a gorgeous city located in the heart of Switzerland that happens to be the largest city in the region that is known for its stunning scenery, historic landmarks, and vibrant cultural scene. One of the most famous site in Lucerne is the famed Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a wooden footbridge that dates back to the 14th century. The bridge is well-preserved and spans the Reuss River, what attracts many folks is its beautiful paintings that depict the city’s history. Another important site in Lucerne is the Lion Monument (Löwendenkmal) that is a testimony to the Swiss Guards who died during the French Revolution.
Lucerne is beloved by many for its photogenic Old Town vibes e.g., with its narrow streets, colorful buildings, and charming squares. You can explore the medieval city walls, climb the towers of the old city gates, as well as absorb the ornate facades of the historic buildings. All these sites, like the foreground of a canvas painting, provide the perfect element within all the stunning landscapes e.g, Lake Lucerne and the nearby mountains. Like most location around Switzerland, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and boating. And if you are more into arts and entertainment, well, Lucerne also hosts a number of festivals and cultural events throughout the year – even the famed Lucerne Festival that is globally known as one of the world’s most prestigious classical music festivals.
Whet your appetite and embark on a gastronomic Lucerne food journey of gooey cheeses and rich chocolate, delicately cured hams and mouthwatering sausages, pair local bier with pretzels and savour the best coffee brews and deliciously creamy ice cream. Discover our curated and scrumptious Lucerne tours for foodie lovers.
What to do while in Region?
Take the panoramic train from Lucerne to Montreux and enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you wind through mountain passes, along the shores of breathtaking lakes, past candy-coloured farmsteads and pretty villages, and through uninterrupted valleys and meadows. Tailor your Venez Discover Switzerland tour and break up the journey to explore Mount Pilatus, Interlaken and Thun.
From Lucerne, embark on day tours that allow you to explore various modes of transport. Step back in time and travel on Lake Lucerne’s paddle steamers and explore its shoreside villages. Travel high in the revolving ‘Rotair’ gondola which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Titlis, the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland.
Spend your time in Lucerne wisely; Venez Discover Switzerland will create a memorable historical journey through one of the world’s prettiest cities. Lucerne is rich in attractions with the impressive cityscapes of Chapel Bridge, Musegg Wall, The Lion Monument which are located alongside the culture and convention centre. You’ll best enjoy Lucern on foot.
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