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Fig.1. Unsurpassed views of Lucerne

Lucerne. One of the Most Beautiful Cities of Old Europe

Lucerne is one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. So if you are traveling around this country, it would be a huge mistake not to stop by in Lucerne. Located in the heart of Switzerland, this city embodies all the best things the country has to offer. Unique architecture, unique local mentality, ancient painted houses, developed commerce and tourism - you will find all this and much more in Lucerne. The place is literally created for holidays and enjoying the culture.

Getting to the City

One of the best ways to get to Lucerne is to fly to Zurich, and from there take a train or a cab. Flights are pretty regular, so in just a few hours after arrival, you can enjoy unsurpassed views of the old town. You can also book a transfer to Lucerne, if you want to be met at the airport and taken straight to the hotel. You can also get in via Interlaken, Geneva, Bern or Lugano.

What to See?

Lucerne is considered one of the most amazing and unusual cities in the world. Unforgettable summer walks on the lake, hiking to the top of Pilatus, and a cup of coffee in one of the old Lucerne cafes. This place is as beautiful as it is diverse. Believe us, you will definitely not get bored.

 

 The most remarkable part of the city is the old town, with preserved medieval buildings and unique architecture of the Renaissance. Please note that taxi services in Lucerne do not extend to the old town - it's a pedestrian zone. So the closest the cab can take you to it is the boundary of the district.

 

  Lucerne boasts a large number of unique attractions:

 

·        The Kappelbrücke. It is the oldest surviving wooden bridge in Europe, erected in 1333. And under its roof there is a unique exhibition of more than a hundred paintings by Henry Wetmann;

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Fig.2. Wooden bridge Kappelbrücke

St. Peter’s Chapel. It is the oldest church in the city built back in 1178. The square in front of the cathedral has a beautiful fountain dedicated to the annual spring carnival;

  • The Old Town Hall. Magnificent masonry of 1602 will not leave anyone indifferent, and especially fans of 17th century European architecture. A large roof and a tall towerabove the market square - all this looks very spectacular;
  • Muhlenplatz. Located near the small wooden bridge by the name of Speyerbrücke, this square has been the main place for city fairs and celebrations since the very founding of Lucerne.

 

 If you order a taxi in Lucerne, you can probably visit all the sights in a few days. The only exception is the old town, where you will have to travel on foot.

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