Nine Great Reasons to Visit Lucerne
Everyone usually identifies Switzerland with their bitter-sweet chocolates, exclusive watches, functional Swiss army knifes, the Swiss Alps and of course the legend of William Tell. Yet each city in Switzerland has it’s own heritage and distinctive feel to it, albeit many of these cities sit beside a stunning alpine lake (there are over 7,000 lakes bigger than 500m²) or at the foot of an alpine mountain…in some cases both.
The city of Luzern certainly seems to have a sprinkling of all things Swiss, so here are some of the best reasons to visit.
Lucerne is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne with a population of about 76,200 people. It is the most populous city in Central Switzerland, due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne (der Vierwaldstättersee), and within sight of Mount Pilatus and Riga in the Swiss Alps. It has long been a destination for tourists, as it has everything you could wish for in a city; a picturesque lakeside setting against an impressive mountain backdrop with architectural gems as well as centuries-old sites, such as the most-photographed subject in Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge – (Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century, and of course top-quality museums, theatres and festivals.
The Wooden Bridge