Nine Great Rea­sons to Visit Lucerne

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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

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