Probably the best view of Lucerne and its surrounds can be seen on a clear day from atop Mt Pilatus.
In summer there are many hiking and walking trails to explore which will amaze and delight the... more
Chapel Bridge (German: Kapellbrücke) is famous landmark of Luzern and, for main opinion, whole Switzerland.
This is a covered wooden footbridge and its build over Reuss River. It was named after the... more
During my visit to the city it was raining day and I left my umbrella in the car. Still, it was no reason to skip the famous monument in Luzern.
The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal) commemorate... more
Next stop, and it's at the oldest Church in Lucerne, which is the small St Peter’s Chapel that was built in 1178, when a Priest was appointed to take care of the population.
Inside, it was nothing... more
A visit to Lake Lucerne would not be complete without a cruise on beautiful Lake Lucerne. Here you can see houses of the rich and famous, A statute of Christ blessing the lake and a couple of castles. more
For a pleasant little jaunt behind the Alstadt (Old City) portion of Lucerne take the time to traverse the Musegg Wall which was built in 1386 and is almost still totally intact. You will be able to... more
This beautiful church stands on the River Reuss a few meters from Kappelbruecke. It is the work of Austrian and Italian architects and dates back to 1666. It was built for the Jesuit community when... more
The Kornmarkt dates to 1356, and as the name suggests, it was the city grain market place until the 19th century. Grain was stored in the ground floor of the Town Hall, from 1438. The upper parts of... more
Glacier Garden was discovered in 1872 near the Lion Monument. Here, you will encounter lost worlds; there are few places on earth that portray the history of our planet so clearly .
Take a voyage of... more
A popular museum in Lucerne exhibiting some collections of Swiss transports such as locomotives, automobiles, ships and aircraft. There are also exhibits about communications.Besides the exhibitions,... more
Built on the site of Lucerne's first monastery (which can be traced back to the 8th century) and which was gutted by fire in the 12th century, the Hofkirche is the one with the twin spires which can... more
Here we are in another old area of Lucerne. We have walked here from where the "River Spike's" are, along Burgerstrasse to what looks like a square with a Fountain. It's another interesting fountain... more
Ah! Ha! I see a Gift shop and it is HUGE!
Well, seeing we are here, we will go inside and have a look. I needed some swiss Souvenir's, and this shop looked very well stocked!
In we went and straight... more
Unfortunately I was unable to see inside the Franziskanerkirche but I was impressed by its exterior frescoes and even more so by its fountain outside with the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The... more
The Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne is one of the world’s few panorama paintings still existing.
Inside the round building you will find the impressive circular painting which Edouard Castres painted in... more
KKL-Kultur und Kongreszenrum Luzern
This modern building is owned by the Foundation(CCC), which is responsible for the overall orientation of the KKL Luzern. The Foundation holds the majority of the... more
Once in a year the rowing world has a view on Lucerne, when the Rotseeregatta takes place. Great scenery and interesting races makes it a special day for rowers! It´s the race to qualify for Olympia... more
Lucern (Luzern in German) is one of the popular Swiss destination. It is an essential stop for a day if you want to just visit the city, or at least two days if you also want to take the excursions on...
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Lucerne, derives from a Celtic word lozzeria meaning " a settlement on marshy ground". And that...
I have written before about first impressions of places and how disappointing they can be. I have learnt however, that you sometimes have to go find the reasons that people go to see a place because...