The German speaking section of Switzerland boasts of a lovely city that has medieval arches. The ancient Benedictine monastery of St Leodegar of 8th century was also called Luciria and this was the inspiration behind the city’s name. In fact Lucerne was originally a fishing village which swelled into a city when servers of the… Read the full article
Lucerne Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
The city dominated by its profusion of fountains and its lovely lake is set perfectly against the Alps. In Lucerne travelling from point to point is pleasure rather than conveyance; the city has eye catching medieval beauty, the air is clean to perfection and all transport systems run on time. The music scene is strong with the Blue Balls, the Blues and the yearlong scattered concerts and so is the gastronomy scene… there are lovely German taverns to antique mansions serving world food.
However the best thing about Lucerne is that it’s near the Swiss Alps….it will take you less than 10 hours for a round day trip to Jungfraujoch, and Mount Titlis and Mount Pilatus are both wonderful short journeys away.
Simply check into any hotel in Lucerne and get a visitor pass that allows you free transport in most city conveyance systems. Tour the intriguing Swiss Transport Museum, Rosengart collection and the Museum of Art that’s housed in a strikingly modern Jean Nouvel designed building ‘Modern Culture and Convention Centre’.
Gawk at the Bourbaki Panaroma and the Lion Monument …both of which testify to the famous Swiss solidarity. Lucerne is full of archaic architectural beauty….there is the 14th century Goth church with Rococo highlights and the Jesuit church with its Baroque style and the incredibly beautiful town squares and watch towers.
The entire old town is a study of cultural and historical beauty …you will find very interesting shops, country markets and cafes here. Don’t miss out on shopping here; the city offers amazing independent designers selling contemporary and vintage Swiss fashion.
Learn all about eating, sightseeing, shopping and basically everything about Lucerne in our detailed guide. Here is a great article to explore Lucerne in Switzerland: Secrets of Lucerne Tourism.
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