Lucerne - The Jewel of Central Switzerland
The Chappel Bridge in Lucerne - Photo by Pixabay
It's hard not to fall in love with Lucerne, the historical City located in Central Switzerland.
Situated around the Vierwaldstättersee, just across the Alps, looking at Mount Titlis and Mount Rigi, while the nearby Mount Pilatus is towering over the City.
It is one of the oldest Towns in Switzerland, one of the original three Founding Regions of Swiss Confederation. As such, it has an enormous historical significance, which can best be explored in the Old Town or by visiting the old City Walls (Mussegmauer).
In the Old Town, you will also find one of the most famous sculptures in the World, "The dying Lion of Lucerne" Monument, which is dedicated to the heroic dead os Swiss soldiers in 1792. Mark Twain described it as one of the most touching and fascinated monuments in the world.
The famous wooden Chappel Bridge in the Old Town connects the two sides of the City and is always crowded with tourists and locals, enjoying the fantastic views or the surrounding restaurants.
Because of its location, it is a very popular starting point for most Tours and Excursions to the nearby Mountain Attractions. Taking the Cabrio Gondola to Stanserhorn or visiting Engelberg and Mount Titlis, those are unforgettable memories, which make Lucerne one of the most visited Cities in Switzerland.
As elsewhere in Switzerland, Public Transportation is well organized and straightforward. However, being a rather small City, you might not even need to use Public Transportation since you can reach pretty much all local attractions on foot, which is recommended.