Welcome to Lucerne
Lucerne is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It presides on a spectacular lake, is surrounded by the lofty, jagged peaks of the mighty Alps and has an array of quality attractions fit for the most discerning of tourists. The city is loaded with iconic landmarks including the Hofkirche, with its tall twin towers; the intriguing Chapel Bridge, with its ancient water tower; the mesmerising dying Lion Monument; and all manner of brilliant museums such as the Picasso Museum and the Swiss Transport Museum.
Constructed in first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications and named after St. Peter's Chapel, which is located nearby.
This octagonal tower - over 34 meters high (111.5 ft.) - was built around 1300 as part of the city wall and used as an archive, treasury, prison and torture chamber.
«The dying Lion of Lucerne» is one of the world's most famous monuments. It was carved out of natural rock in memory of the heroic deaths of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792. Mark Twain described the Lion of Lucerne as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world.
The first large sacral Baroque church in Switzerland; constructed in 1666 by Father Christoph Vogler for the Jesuits.
Old City Squares
Historical buildings clad in frescos border the Old Town on the right bank of the River Reuss at a few picturesque squares.
Main cathedral for the city, as well as the St. Leodegar and St. Maurice religious center. A Benedictine monastery was founded here in the 8th century. In 1633, a fire destroyed the church; it was rebuilt in 1645. It is the most important Renaissance church in Switzerland. Especially noteworthy are the façade, Mary's alter (with a relief panel dating from 1500), and the souls' altar.
Built in 1557 in the Italian Renaissance style as a private residence for Lucerne's mayor Lux Ritter. The city later completed the building. Living quarters for the Jesuits who were called to Lucerne in 1574. Today it is the seat of the cantonal government.
Visits & Excursions
Worth to do and visit:
… stroll around the city and admire its trademark Chapel Bridge and octagonal Water Tower.
… take a journey back in time through the dark centuries in Lucerne and experience the history of crime and punishment at the original places where sentences were carried out: the prison
… why not enjoy a leisurely drive through Lucerne as in old days in a horse-drawn carriage and thereby make acquaintance with the nostalgic alleys and streets of the town?
… find out the secrets of processing chocolate in the chocolate confectioner’s own shop where you can choose among the variety of chocolate specialities and buy one or the other as a memento of a unique experience to take home with you.
… enjoy the Pilatus experience, one of the highlights of Central Switzerland at 2132 m above sea level.
… visit the glacier paradise at 3020 m (10,000 feet above sea level) with an excursion to the highest point in Central Switzerland: Mount Titlis and Engelberg.
… experience a ride in the Rotair, the first revolving aerial cable car in the world, and enjoy a breathtaking 360° panoramic view.
… take a trip to Lake Lucerne (434 m above sea level) - fascinating due to its picturesque landscape and historical sites.
… an excursion to the region of Sörenberg / Entlebuch means truly experiencing nature - live!
… go to Mount Rigi, at 1800 m above sea level, the «queen of the mountains»
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