Brian Divelbiss Photography

Swiss Tour: Lucerne

May 2018  |  Switzerland

Luzern, Switzerland, is a stunning city that combines natural beauty with rich cultural heritage. The city is known for its charming old town and its iconic Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), both of which are must-see attractions for anyone visiting Luzern.ù

Lucerne's 14th Century Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) stands watch at sunrise over the River Reuss

The Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century, is one of Luzern's most famous landmarks. This wooden covered bridge crosses the Reuss River and offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Visitors can walk along the bridge and admire the views, and also visit the nearby Water Tower, which houses an art museum.

Jesuit Church
Fishermen on Seebrucke Bridge

In addition to exploring the old town and the Chapel Bridge, visitors to Luzern can also enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including hiking in the nearby mountains, exploring the beautiful lakefront promenade, and visiting the nearby Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Rigi for breathtaking views. The city is also home to several museums, including the Swiss Transport Museum and the Museum of Art, showcasing the history and culture of Switzerland.

Reuss River and Aldstadt
Altes Luzerner Rathaus (Town Hall)

The old town of Luzern is a perfect example of traditional Swiss architecture, with its narrow, cobbled streets and picturesque buildings. Visitors can stroll through the charming streets and visit the many shops, cafes, and restaurants that line the narrow alleys. This area of the city is also home to several historical landmarks, including the city's original fortifications, churches, and fountains, which are all worth exploring.

Along the River Reuss
Old Town Lucerne with Kapelbrucke (Chapel Bridge)
Reuss River
Farmers market on the Rathausquai

For foodies, Luzern offers a wide range of cuisine options, including traditional Swiss dishes, as well as international flavors. Try the famous Swiss cheese fondue, or indulge in fresh seafood from Lake Luzern. Additionally, the city is known for its chocolate and pastries, and there are several local shops offering sweet treats and confections.

Farmers market on the Rathausquai

n conclusion, Luzern is a charming and picturesque city that offers something for everyone. Whether you're interested in history, culture, outdoor activities, or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Luzern is the perfect destination for your next Swiss adventure. So pack your bags and head to Luzern for an unforgettable experience!

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