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
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    Info plaque
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Kanton Luzern Things to Do

  • Mount Pilatus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Ask anyone what is Lucerne's most iconic site and I am sure that the Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge over the Reuss River would be at the top of the list. Its diagonal path and covered character makes it a charming place to view as well as walk across. Imaging that it was originally built in the 14th century is unbelievable. From what we read the...

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    The old town area of Lucerne is called the Allstadt. It is compact and easily walkable with only the most minor of hills to get the blood pressure moving. The majority of the streets are free of automobile traffic making walking around even more enjoyable. Daily and weekly markets also add color to the area. There are also several small squares...

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  • Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Jesuitenkirche - Jesuit Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Our tummie's are full, so now it is time to head to the newer side and the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque Catholic Church built in Switzerland north of the alps. The Church was constructed in 1666 and dedicated to Francis Xavier. We could see this Church often on our walks, a beautiful Church with two Onion Domes. The architecture was...

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  • Mount Rigi

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hofkirche - Abbey Court Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Glacier Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Fountains

    Lucerne Things to Do

    Now we are stopping at lovely Weinmarkt fountain in the square of the same name. This square dates back to between the 15th & 17th centuries and is where Passion Play's were held. Can you imagine it full of people enjoying the play? In the centre, the Gothic Fountain depicts St. Mauritius (patron saint of warriors). We have a walk around here, as...

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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 Souvenirs and this shop looked very well stocked! In we went and straight away I saw many wooden items for sale. Cuckoo Clocks and many toys made out of wood. I bought some wooden toys that move when pulling a string, I...

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  • River Reuss

    Lucerne Things to Do

    A MUST DO, is to walk alongside the River Reuss on BOTH SIDES! The views are very different for each side, and it is nice to get some waterfront photo's. Did you know there are 7 Bridges in Lucerne? I didn't as I only read about the most famous one, and that is Chapel Bridge. Well, The first bridge over the River Reuss was first mentioned in...

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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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  • Franziskanerkirche

    Lucerne Things to Do

    We have come across another Church which looks pretty plain on the outside. We saw a nice fresco over the door and that was all! Building of the Franciscan Church began in the 13th century, and it wasn't completed until the 17th century. As it took so long to build, there are a few different styles of architecture in the Church. It did start out...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bourbaki Panorama

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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