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Lucerne

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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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Bridge
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.
Lucerne
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Lucerne’s sights are concentrated around the old town hall, such as the 17th century old town hall, the Chapel Bridge and the 17th century Jesus Church. You can stroll through the old town where the medieval flavor still exists, and transfer to art galleries and museums. If you have more time, you can visit the lakeside museum, or do sunbathing by the lake, and deepen the beauty of Lucerne. The land is printed in my heart.
Lion Monument
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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.
Mount Pilatus
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Mountain
As you look up at the Kappel Covered Bridge in Lucerne, you can see the Mount Pilatus where the legends of dragons are told. It is magnificent. In Lucerne, there are even Pilatus Street and Pilatus Radio, which shows people's love for the mountain. Mount Pilatus has become a famous attraction with its steep mountaineering railroad tracks and the “Golden Tour”. At the top of the mountain, you can look south from the peaks of the Alps and turn to the north. The sights can reach the German Black Forest through countless lakes. There are also many easy hiking trails on the top of the mountain including the Dragon Road.

Lucerne Weather

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2 Jun, 2020
10 °
Turning Clear
10-24
Tomorrow
3 Jun, 2020
10°
Clear
10-25
Thursday
4 Jun, 2020
12°
Partly Cloudy with Showers
12-26
Friday
5 Jun, 2020
10°
Thunderstorms with Rain
10-19

Trip Moments

Coco Wang   
Posted: 21 Nov, 2018
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The Pilatus Mountain, which has been seen on the edge of the bridge of Lucerne Capel, can be seen in the legend of the dragon, more than 2,000 meters above sea level. It has the world's steepest mountain train and the famous "Golden Tour" project. It is basically a boat parade on Lake Lucerne, enchanting the scenery on both sides of the river, and then taking the world's steepest (48 degree) mountain wall gear train. Arrive at the top of the mountain and finally choose the cable car to go down the mountain. At the foot of the mountain, you can walk or bus back to the city of Lucerne and the tour ends. First section (ship): Take a boat from Lucerne Pier (50-90 minutes), visit Lake Lucerne Second section (train): Arn the Alpnachstad, transfer to the world The steepest cog train (40 minutes) summit third section (cable car): after the mountain tour, take the cable car to Kriens (30 minutes) fourth section (transport) : Take the No. 1 bus back to Lucerne City Of course, there are Titlis Snow Mountain and the "Queen of the Mountain" Ricky Mountain near Lucerne. If you have time, you can also choose to play. Golden Tour will take a sightseeing boat, a gear train, a cable car and a bus. Together, you can experience four kinds of transportations every day. The uninterrupted tour of the mountains and waters is a one-stop show. This is also a highlight and selling point of the Golden Tour. . Of course, there is also a silver tour. The silver tour is a cruise change to a train. The time on the road will be less than that of a cruise ship, but the scenery along the way is definitely a golden tour.
Posted: 19 Dec, 2018
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