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Lucerne in Central Switzerland – the Water Tower and the Chapel Bridge

Lucerne on Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland

Lake Lucerne

Lucerne – stairs along the Reuss river in front of the Jesuit Church

Jesuit Church in at sunset in Lucerne

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Lucerne – city of tradition and modernity


The city of Lucerne is located in central Switzerland and beautifully embedded within a breathtaking mountain scenery and sited on Lake Lucerne. Due to Lucerne’s attractive lakeside setting, the nearby mountains (e.g. Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn) and its cultural scene in combination with great shopping opportunities, this city is an absolute must-visit destination during your travels through Switzerland.

Lucerne, named to be amongst the world’s prettiest cities and historic setting for the William Tell legend, is known for its picturesque town squares, churches and fresco-decorated old houses. This lovely small city is best discovered on foot – so take your time to explore Swiss exclusiveness in every way.


Some of the significant historic landmarks are the medieval Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest, covered wooden bridge and the Jesuit Church, Switzerland’s first sacral baroque building. Also the Water Tower, the Musegg Wall and Lion Monument belong to the characteristic historic landmarks that contribute to Lucerne’s cityscape.

But besides the scenic, traditional Old Town and the lake-romanticism, Lucerne is also a city of modernity, culture and music. For instance, the futuristic Culture and Convention Centre is one of the architectural highlights and prominent landmarks of the city. Furthermore, the “Lucerne Festival”, presenting several concert series throughout the year from early spring till late autumn is a true Mecca for music enthusiasts from all over the world. Concerts of world-class artists can be experienced in most beautiful settings and spectacular venues. To complete your Lucerne-stay, a trip into the regional mountains and a steamship cruise on Lake Lucerne are absolute must-do’s. Also, Lucerne offers great shopping opportunities in the Old Town, whether it be luxury boutiques or crafts markets. For relaxation and lunching, plenty of cafés and restaurants on the banks of the River Reuss and Lake Lucerne invite you to get a taste of the regional culinary delights and make you be at peace by taking a break from everyday life.


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