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Lucerne

Switzerland
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About Lucerne

Lucerne means “City of Lights” and, according to legend, was established by an angel’s request. On the shores of Lake Lucerne with heartbreaking views of the Alps, Lucerne has been attracting tourists for centuries, prompting Mark Twain to observe that “the shops are packed with Alpine crystals. Photographs of scenery, and wooden and ivory carvings...Millions of them.” Stroll across the historic wooden Chapel Bridge, one of Lucerne’s landmarks, and if possible visit during the city’s carnival season, which features extravagant parades in which you march “where you like.”

Popular Attractions in Lucerne

Chapel Bridge and Water Tower
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449 Reviews
The Capel Covered Bridge and the Octagonal Water Tower are landmarks in Lucerne and even Switzerland, and often appear on postcards. Built in 1332, the Kappel Covered Bridge connects the two sides of Lucerne. It is the old wooden covered bridge in Europe. It was rebuilt after the fire in 1993 and has been leading to the octagonal water tower of the representative of Lucerne. Like the Museg City Wall, this bridge and water tower are also part of the Lucerne fortifications.
Lion Monument
4.4/5
553 Reviews
Monument
The Lion Monument, aka the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief commemorating Swiss Guards massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. The giant sculpture is 6 m high and 10 m long. The upright wall of rock is the remains of a quarry exploited over centuries in the building of Lucerne. The statue sees a regal lion dying from a spear wound which is marked by a shield bearing the emblem of the French monarchy. Mark Twain once described the monument as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” Standing there, it is impossible not to feel a sense of grief and wonder. It's a truly moving experience.
Mt. Rigi
4.7/5
325 Reviews
Hiking
Mountain
At the forefront of the Alps, Mt. Rigi is known as the “Queen of the Mountain” and is a famous observatory in central Switzerland. Since ancient times, it has been a famous place to watch the sunrise and sunset. From the observation deck on the top of the mountain, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Alps and extend to the Black Forest in Germany and the plains of France. In the early 19th century, cultural celebrities such as Weber, Mendelssohn, and Victor Hugo visited here. In 1864, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom also visited the Mt. Rigi.
Mt. Titlis
4.6/5
344 Reviews
Mountain
Skiing
Mt. Titlis is located in the famous Engelberg resort in Switzerland. When you take a cable car to the top of the mountain, you'll get a 360 view of deep glacial cracks and snow peaks stacked in the distance. These beautiful vistas are what attract visitors to the mountain. There are a variety of tourist attractions on the mountain, including Titlis Bridge, the Ice Flyer, Titlis Rotair, etc. There are also many themed trails in the Titlis Mountains, such as the Mountain Flower Trail, the Brunei Trail, the Old Man Trail, and the Knapp Trail, where you can enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Lucerne Tours & Tickets

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Lucerne Castles & Villages Private Tour
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FromUS$1,054.50
Burgenstock Panorama Photo Tour from Lucerne
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FromUS$478.50
Lucerne Alpine Panorama Trail
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FromUS$638.90
Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise
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Travelogue

Not to Be Missed Attractions in Lucerne
Natural Landscapes
Landforms
Entertainment
Skiing
Lucerne
Engelberg
Take a tour boat or the train from Lucerne and you can reach various resort towns and the famous peaks in the Alps. This includes the world’s steepest ascent gondola and what is called the Golden Circle Tour around Mt. Pilatus. Mt. Rigi, the Queen of the Alps and Mt. Titlis, a famous spot for skiing.
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Besides Watches and Swiss Army Knives, These are Also Worth Buying in Switzerland
Shopping
Dessert
Travel Tips
Interlaken
Lucerne
Geneva
Zurich
Without a doubt, the most well-known commodities manufactured in Switzerland are brand name watches and Swiss Army knives. Shops selling these items are everywhere in this country. Besides watches and knives, Swiss skincare products and handicrafts are also worth buying. Swiss chocolate and other foods make for great gifts for families and friends. |
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Top Restaurants in Lucerne: Cheese Fondue, Steak, Afternoon Tea
Gourmet Food
Michelin-Rated
Dessert
Lucerne
From Swiss cheese hotpot, pastry boxes, chocolate dessert and other local delicacies, to the two-star Michelin restaurant hidden in the hotel, all the delicacies of Lucerne can be found here.
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Lucerne Weather

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Today
Aug 13, 2020
16 °
Partly Cloudy
16-28
Tomorrow
Aug 14, 2020
14°
Partly Cloudy with Thunderstorms
14-25
Saturday
Aug 15, 2020
15°
Partly Cloudy with Thunderstorms
15-27
Sunday
Aug 16, 2020
16°
Clear
16-29

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Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Mount Pilatus, Mt. Rigi.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Lucerne: Mr. Pickwick Pub, Pacifico, Restaurant Opus, Brasserie Flora, Li Tai Pe.
Here are the best places to visit in Lucerne, including: Lion Monument, Court Church of St. Leodegar, Old Town, Schwanenplatz, Swiss Museum of Transport.