Kanton Luzern Things to Do

  • Variations in masonry in the tower base
    Variations in masonry in the tower base
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  • Rathaus clocktower
    Rathaus clocktower
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    Info plaque
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Kanton Luzern Things to Do

  • Mount Pilatus

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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 true devotees of these activities. For those of us who are less energetic, the view is more than enough to suffice, not to mention the cafe and of course...

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  • Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

    Lucerne Things to Do

    The Kapellbruecke was once a wonderful early-Medieval wooden bridge, spanning the river Reuss and including the Wasserturm. The Wasseturm ('water tower') gets its name from the fact that it stands in the water of the river....at various times in the past it's been a lighthouse, a prison, and a treasury). It was built about 30 years before the first...

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  • Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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 the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France.

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  • Old Town

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Lucerne's Altstadt is full of buildings with painted facades. Many (probably most) only date from the 1800s-early 1900s, although painting the front of your building was fashionable in much ealier centuries. I saw many mid-Medieval external frescoes in the 'painted city' of Clusone, Italy, for example.... Most of Lucerne's painted facades look...

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  • Vierwaldstätter See - Lake Lucerne

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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.

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  • Museggmauer - Musegg Wall

    Lucerne Things to Do

    If you have the ability to walk a decent distance,and climb steps, then Lucerne's 14th-century walls are an absolute must-see. Not only is there a lengthy surviving chunk but they also include several towers (some of which you can access right to the top), the battlements walk has superb views over the city and towards the mountains...and getting...

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  • Hofkirche - Abbey Court Church

    Lucerne Things to Do

    ....but still architecturally interesting and definitely worth seeking out. Lucerne's Hofkirche (the church of St Leodegar) is not particularly old. Most of it was built in the mid-1600s, after a fire in 1633 destroyed all the previous building apart from the two towers on its frontage. But the site on which is stands is much more ancient. A...

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  • Mount Rigi

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Mount Rigi is a wonderful place for Tourists. On the mount you will have a brilliant view to the lakes Zugersee, Vierwaldstaettersee. Have you ever visited Mount. Rigi in the moonlight? In the winter, you can go skiing in the moonlight. Fun and action are guaranteed

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  • Spreuer Brücke - Spreuer Bridge

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Although I greatly value the time, effort and money put into re-creating the Kapellbrueckke bridge after the 1993 fire, I was much more taken with the Spreuerbrueckke, which survives in its original entirety. A wooden bridge crossed the Reuss at this point from the 1300s onwards, but the one built in the 1408 was washed away by floods in 1566. So...

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  • Jesuitenkirche - Jesuit Church

    Lucerne Things to Do

    ......you'll like the Jesuitenkirche, the twin-onion-domed building which towers over the south bank of the river Reuss, a little further on form the Kapellbruecke. I'm not over-keen on rococo frills and furbelows, but it's pretty unusual for a Jesuit church to be quite so elaborately decorated so I decided to pop in. The design was based on the...

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  • Glacier Gardens

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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 discovery from a subtropical palm beach that existed 20 million years ago to the glaciers of the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago. From this period you...

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  • Rathaus - Town Hall

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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 the building were used as a Town Hall from 1447 onwards. This Italian Renaissance style building is covered with an overhanging roof, typical style...

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  • Fountains

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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 that has masks and some little cherub's at the top of it. Some building's here date back to the 15th century, like the Apotheke shop which is still...

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  • Shopping

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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 away I saw many wooden item's for sale. Cuckoo Clock's and many toy's made out of wood. I bought some wooden toys that move when pulling a string, I...

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  • Mount Titlis

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Going up/down the Mt. Titlis via the cable car, you can enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and villages. Thus, you can take a picture from there. In autumn, the view is also a contrast of what is up the Mt. Titlis (below is full of greenery, up is full of snow).

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  • Franziskanerkirche

    Lucerne Things to Do

    The Franziskanerkirche was first started in 1239, the church of a Franciscan monastery. there have, of course, been substantial changes to the building over the centuries, but its absolute core is ancient. The majority of what you can now see inside dates from the 1600s. I particularly liked the hugely elaborate chapel ceiling to the left of the...

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  • Château Gütsch

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Château Gütsch is a Castle that can be seen on a mountain top. it is a luxury hotel and can be reached by cable car. I did not have sufficient time but still managed to get a good picture. From the website of the hotel, it seems to be a nice place and a better view from the top.

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  • Wasserturm - Water Tower

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Adjoining the iconic Kappelbreucke is the octagonal shaped Wasserturm. This water tower, built in brick, is a feature that makes the bridge truly recognizable and different in appearance from Speuerbruecke, which can be found a little further along the River Reuss. It has a long and colourful history dating back to the 1300s and has seen service...

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  • Verkehrshaus - Swiss Museum of Transport

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Verkehrshaus is the largest technical museum in Switzerland with a wide range of exhibits including hundreds of cars, ancient trains, aircrafts etc. It is at the same time a place, where children may learn, how an old steam-train was working, many of the old machinerier are cut appart and you may take a look inside. There is also a Planetarium, I...

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  • Walking

    Lucerne Things to Do

    My wife and enjoyed walking through town and then along both sides of the river. The first photo in this tip is looking down one of the streets in the old town toward one of the many bridges that crosses the Reuss River. If you look real close you may see the stand selling fresh roasted chestnuts on the right hand side of the picture before the...

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  • River Reuss

    Lucerne Things to Do

    The city of Lucerne is perhaps one of the instantly recognizable and well photographed cities in Switzerland and much of its initial appeal can be attributed to the famous Kappelbruecke which spans the beautiful River Reuss right in the heart of town. It passes through Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstattersee) before continuing through the town of Lucerne,...

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  • Bourbaki Panorama

    Lucerne Things to Do

    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 1881. It is 10 m high and 112 m in circumference and depicts a memorable episode from the Franco-German war of 1870/71 in which the French Army, under...

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  • Fritschi Fountain

    Lucerne Things to Do

    This colourful fountain is less than 100 years old and depicts the legendary Brother Fritschi who is allegedly buried under the fountain. The story dates back to the 15th century and tells of a farmer with a sense of humour who entertained the people with his humour whenever he came to town. He was chairman of the Safran Guild in Lucerne and left...

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  • Kunstmuseum - Art Museum

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Luzern’s Kunstmuseum (Art Museum) is right beside the railway station at Robert-Zünd Strasse 1, with plenty of works from Swiss artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as collections covering modernism and contemporary art.

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  • One neurotic day around Luzern

    I would choose Luzern, it's a very beautiful city with everything nearby - lake, moutains (accessible by train), magnificent views, charming cities, barroc churches (Einsiedeln), museums, a great and famous concert hall.Interlaken is also great - the best mountain train trip imo, to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe. But the city...

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  • go to Mt.Titlis

    The ride upto titlis great fun.You could go upto Engelberg by train and then take a cable car ride upto the mountain peak.I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  • Rathaussteg

    This pedestrians bridge still exists and people cross it daily. One one side lies the Rathaus or city hall as seen in the photo.

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  • Rigi Kulm

    The most exciting part of my trip to Swiss..the Rigi Kulm peak near Luzern..it was really amazing to be on the peak full of green and clouds below..surrounded by snowy alps...

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