Lucerne

Lucerne

Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland and it derives its name from Lake Lucerne on the banks of which this charming city is situated. Lucerne is embedded within a panorama of beautiful mountain ranges. The beautiful lakeside city has many excursion mountains nearby, namely The Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, which is a travel destination for tourists' groups and individuals from all over the world. These natural vistas make it an ideal location to spend time with your loved one.

Traditions and modernity co-exist side-by-side in Lucerne without any friction. The town has also earned a recognition for being innovative when it comes to design and architecture. The futuristic Culture and Convention Centre (KKL), designed and envisioned by the French architect Jean Nouvel, is one of the architectural highlights of the town.

While in Lucerne, make it a point to experience the Gotthard Panorama Express that originates in Lucerne and ferries its passengers on foot to the base of the Gotthard Pass. From there you can continue by rail into Ticino, the south of the Alpine ridge. The Cherry Road that leads from Lucerne through the landscape of cherry trees and kirsch is something that needs to be explored and experienced.

For art lovers, there are historic houses that are decorated with frescos line and picturesque town squares that form as the centrepiece of Lucerne’s townscape. Visit the medieval Chapel Bridge, which is considered to be the oldest, covered wooden bridges in entire Europe. The Jesuit church dating from the 17th century is regarded as Switzerland’s first sacral Baroque building. The figure of a dying lion, which was hewn from the face of rock in remembrance of the heroic death of Swiss guards killed during an attack on the Tuileries in 1792 is one of the best-known monuments in Switzerland.  

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