Lucerne: what to see, attractions and places to visit
What to see in Lucerne, attractions and places to visit in this typical Swiss town, surrounded by a magnificent mountain panorama, pretty and well maintained.
Attractions in Lucerne
In central and northern Switzerland, at the northwestern tip of Lake Lucerne, where the river Reuss leaves the lake, lies the city of Lucerne.
– Chapel Bridge, also known as wood deck or Kapellbrucke, is the most famous symbol of the city. It is a covered bridge built in wood in medieval times, a part of it was rebuilt after a fire in 1993. Its interior is decorated with painted panels and about half of its route is the tower called Wasserturm or Torre dell ‘Water, a fortification of the XIII century that had defensive function.
– Museggmauer, is a fortified wall, which has remained a stretch on the hill, characterized by scenic towers, one of which shows a clock dating back to 1535, the oldest of the city.
Places to visit in Lucerne
– Altes Rathaus is the town hall located dating back to the late Renaissance.
– Jesuit Church is the oldest baroque church in Switzerland.
– Lucerne Park where the famous sculpture of a dying lion by Bertel Thorvaldsen, carved in natural rock and dedicated to the Swiss Guards massacred in 1792 at the time of the French Revolution.
– Swiss Museum of Transport
– Christmas Market, which is held every year at Christmas time.
– Tour of Lake Lucerne, can be performed by boat, go around the lake during which you can enjoy a panoramic view.
– Mount Pilatus, from May to November if there is no snow, a daring works cog railway that connects Lucerne at its peak, reached by a cable car.