Lake of Lucerne Travel Guide
The most famous land mark
The most famous land mark
The Lion Monument
Lake of Lucerne
Sunset at Bürgenstock
Verkehrshaus in Luzern
The Verkehrshaus in Luzern is the largest museum in Switzerland for trains, cars, cablecars, aircraft etc. It is on Vierwaldstättersee in Luzern and I often visit it , when I make a visit to my uncle in Switzerland.
Walk a part of the Way of Switzerland
Take the boat to Bauen. From there you can walk to Isleten (about 40 min). Is a very good path if you have a kids wagon. In Bauen you can start on the nice beach area with a swim (Toilets, BBQ pits, Showers) Then you can follow the adventurous path along the Urnersee Through...
Hihgest Outdoorlift of Europe
It created an absolute sensation when the hotel and railroad pioneer Franz-Josef Bucher-Durrer built the Hammetschwand lift at the Bürgenstock in 1905. The hotel resort located at 847 meters a.s.l. has been a popular vacation sport since 1872. Its attractiveness was enhanced...
The first large sacral Baroque church in Switzerland; constructed in 1666 by Father Christoph Vogler for the Jesuits. The vault was redecorated in the mid-18th century. The original vestments of Brother Klaus, a famous Swiss patron, are stored in the inner chapel.
Railway Station and Swiss trains
Following the fire in 1971, the entire railway station was rebuilt between 1984 and 1991. The transparent entrance hall of the new station, with its elegant curved roof designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is architecturally unique. The main portal of the former...
Views of Lucerne
If you want an amazing, panoramic view of Lucerne, the Nine Towers (Museggturme) is the place to go.The view from the towers is even more romantic during dusk. So if you do have the opportunity, be sure to take a visit, as they are open ‘til 8pm.
Luzern city wall
part of the rampart walls built in 1386; the wall is still almost entirely intact. Three towers are open to the public: Schirmer, Zyt and Männli. The oldest city clock, built by Hans Luter in 1535, is in the Zyt tower. This clock is allowed to chime every hour one minute...
JuZunfthaus zu PfisternKornmarkt 46000 Luzern 5Telefon: 041/410 36 50Telefax: 041/410 11 45just a really preety building which is actually a restaurant!
Walk the Old City
Old Town Lucerne is located just north of the Reuss River, and still has several fine half-timber structures with painted fronts. Remnants of the old town walls exist on the hill above Lucerne, complete with eight tall watch towers. An additional gated tower sits at the base...
The Old Town
The north bank of the Reuss is home to the Old Town’s compact cluster of medieval houses, with Mühlenplatz, Weinmarkt, Hirschenplatz and Kornmarkt forming an ensemble of cobbled, fountained squares ringed by colourful facades. Modern commerce is definitely the motive force...
Downriver, between the Kasernenplatz and the Mühlenplatz, the Spreuerbrücke or Mill Bridge zigzags across the Reuss. This bridge, which was constructed in 1408, features a series of medieval-style 17th Century plague paintings by Kaspar Meglinger titled Dance of Death. It...
This bridge is located near the junction of the river and the Vierwaldstättersee, or Lake of the Four Forest Cantons (also known as Lake Lucerne). The bridge bends as it leaves the shore, then angles across the river past a stone Wasserturm (Water Tower) that is believed to...
Bridges of Lucerne
Two of the "must-see" attractions in Lucerne are its medieval covered bridges across the Reuss River, one of which (see photo) has become the unofficial symbol of the city. The two bridges are:
Löwendenkmal-The Lion Monument
In the early 1800s, the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen was hired to sculpt a monument to the fallen Swiss Guards. The sculpture was carved in a sandstone cliff above the city center, near Lucerne's Glacier Garden and the Panorama, and it has attracted countless visitors...
Küssnacht am Rigi
Küssnacht am Rigi s a district and municipality in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland, consisting of three villages: Küssnacht, Immensee and Merlischachen. It is situated at the north shore of Lake Lucerne and at the south shore of Lake Zug below mount Rigi
Klewenalp Hike Options
Various options here from short panorara circular walks, a hike down to Stockalp (mainly down and through woods so not the best option we thought) From Stockalp you can take a gondola down and then a bus a short ride to Seelisberg. Our choice though was a good 2 hour hike...
Brunnen is a lakeside resort further down the lake from Vitznau towartds Fluelen at the end of the lake. Not a place I would choose to stay as a base - its more of a town than a village but it does have more cafe and bars to enjoy in the evening if you want a bit more night...
View from Klewenalp
Before studying the hiking trails on Klewenalp and setting off on a hike, don't forget to take a look at the view from the gondola station or panorama restaurant of the view over Lake Lucerne.
You can buy a 7 or 15 day Tell pass.
7 Day pass for 158.- includes 2 free ride days
15 day pass for 210.- includes 5 free ride days
on the additional trips you save 50% of the fare
So if you intend to use the boats, trains and arial tramways and so on a lot it might be a good deal.
Updated Jul 29, 2009
The hiking area of Rigi-Seebodenalp offers peaceful walks (good with children, wagons). From its natural viewpoint of 1030 meters above sea level you have a unique panorama of lakes and hills reaching as far as the Jura. Its not as good as on Rigi but if you want to safe money and time its almost as good. Or you can hike up to Rigi from there. A nice 45 min walk along the plateau will take you to a nice ''Alprestaurant'' called Alpwirtschaft Ruodisegg. Very nice to have a coffee and a piece of a very yummy carrot cake there.
You can either drive up. Do not miss the Gesslerburg (ruins) or take the cable car on the south east side of Küssnacht.
Written Jul 29, 2009
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