Lucerne (Switzerland): what to see

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What to see in Lucerne, itinerary including the main places of interest, including Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, City Hall, Jesuit Church and Park.


Tourist information

In central and northern Switzerland, the city of Lucerne is located at the northwestern end of Lake Lucerne, where the Reuss River flows out of the lake.

The Chapel Bridge, also known as the wooden bridge or Kapellbrucke, is the most famous symbol of the city.


It is a covered bridge made of wood during the Middle Ages, part of it was rebuilt after a fire occurred in 1993.

Its interior is decorated with painted panels and about halfway along its path is the tower called Wasserturm or Torre dellacqua, a thirteenth-century fortification that had a defensive function.

What see

Museggmauer is a fortified wall, of which only a part remains on the hill, characterized by spectacular towers, one of which shows a clock dating back to 1535, the oldest in the city.


Altes Rathaus is the town hall, dating back to the late Renaissance.

The Jesuit Church is the oldest Baroque church in Switzerland.

In the Park of Lucerne there is the famous sculpture of the dying lion, a work by Bertel Thorvaldsen carved in natural rock and dedicated to the Swiss Guards killed in 1792 at the time of the French Revolution.


The Swiss Museum of Transport is very interesting.

During the Christmas period, it is worth visiting the traditional Christmas market.

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By boat you can go around the lake, which allows you to appreciate all the panoramic beauties of the area.

At Monte Pilatus, from May to November if there is no snow, a bold cog railway runs, which connects Lucerne to its peaks, which can also be reached by cable car.

Lucerne Switzerland Travel Guide (June 2021)


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