The city of Lucerne is situated in central Switzerland and annually attracts many visitors. It seems no wonder that when one looks at this exceptional location, situated directly on the shores of Lake Lucerne, one can enjoy magnificent views of the Pilatus and Rigi mountains of the Swiss Alps.

With a population of around 81,000 people, Lucerne is the most populous town in Central Switzerland and is a hotspot for economics, transportation, culture and media. Numerous museums and galleries, enchanting boutiques, welcoming hotels or great restaurants are just some of the many reasons why Lucerne is a favoured holiday destination in all seasons.


Photo © Luzern Tourismus, swiss-image.ch

An abundance of historic sights makes Lucerne well worth a visit. One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the romantic Chapel Bridge, a wooden bridge that was first erected in the 14th century and is Europe’s oldest covered bridge. Further sights that should not be missed are the twin needle towers of the Church of St. Leodegar. Here, one can enjoy magnificent views across the lake and the mountain panorama. The Lion Monument, which is a famous carving by Bertel Thorvaldsen, can be found in a small park just off the Loewenplatz. Visitors should also definitely head to Lucerne’s Old Town, which boasts several half-timbered structures with painted fronts and much more.

Find out at the following link what more there is to see, enjoy and explore in the great city of Lucerne: discovergermany.com

Swiss Cities: Luzern

Photo: © Luzern Tourismus, swiss-image.ch/ Elge Kenneweg

TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF

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