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3-Hour Essential Lucerne Photography Tour
"We aim to capture and explore as many historic and modern sights as possible the medieval world famous Chapel Bridge considered to be one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe; the Museggmauer a wall which has been preserved in its original well-fortified state; the many town squares with its frescoes at the heart of its car-free old town; the dramatic lion monument; and the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL) with a futuristic architecture designed by leading French architect Jean Nouvel.Photographer will help you get beautiful images while discovering the most charming Swiss city."""
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour Including Cable Car Ticket
"Visit the beautiful city of Lucerne as well as Engelberg and Mount Titlis on this day tour. First explore the cultural and historical sites of Lucerne and absorb the city’s charm. Spend 2 hours in the city seeing the world famous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower the Musegg Wall the Jesuit Church the Mill Bridge and the Lion Monument.Then transfer to the resort town of Engelberg to experience the cliff walk on Mount Titlis. Cross what may be the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Over 10000-feet (3
From CHF355.00
 
Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich
"On this day trip to Lucerne and Engelberg travel from Zurich by comfortable coach through the scenic Swiss Alps via Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake Lucerne. Stop first in the charming town of Lucerne and listen as your guide reveals some historical anecdotes about this Swiss town. En Chapel Bridge Town Hall and the new Concert and Congress Hall . Continue on a breathtaking journey up to the mountain resort town of Engelberg. A typical Swiss alpine town in the canton of Obwalden Engelberg is located in the sunny basin under the north face of Mt Titlis and is one of Switzerland’s leading mountain resorts. Visitors flock here in both summer and winter to take advantage of its natural features and sporting opportunities and to watc see an impressive collection of regional cheeses and other milk products. Enjoy doing some shopping or trying one of the traditional cheese specialties in the Bistro (own expense). Visit the imposing Baroque-style monastery and learn about how En take one of the many local hiking trails and explore the valley on foot while enjoying the peace and tranquility of this part of the Swiss Alps. At the end of the day
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River Reuss Tips (14)

River Reuss

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...
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Maryimelda
Feb 11, 2012

RIVER REUSS & TOWER & BRIDGES - STOPS 11+

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...
balhannah
Nov 20, 2014

WATER SPIKES & WEIR - STOP 12

Located on the River Reuss upstream from the Spreuerbruecke, are the wooden water spikes (Nadelwehr from the word nadeln meaning needle).Not all were sticking out of the water like I had seen in...
balhannah
Nov 19, 2014

Haus Zur Gilgen

The Haus Zur Gilden is located on the northern bank of the River Reuss and is the last building on Rathausquai before the river flows into the lake. The most impressive part of the building is the...
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pure1942
May 10, 2008

Needle Wier - Nadelwehr

Lucerne's 'Needle Weir' or 'Nadelwehr' is one of Lucerne's most unique features. The function of the weir is to regulate the water flow of the River Reuss. This is achieved by lowering and raising the...
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pure1942
May 10, 2008

Riverfront promenade

Crossing Kapellbrucke to the north bank, you take the riverside to the left and there you have the promenade down to the Town Hall. If you are looking for the most expensive place to have lunch or...
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codrutz
Jul 19, 2005

Buildings on the riverside

Buildings in Lucerne have great style. These two buildings by example, the white one with the two narrow staircases ending with red pointed roofs and the adiacent one, at the same level but wider,...
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codrutz
Jul 19, 2005

Narrow path along Reuss river

Coming downstream on the south bank riverside you will end on a very narrow walktrough near the river, so narrow you'll have to wait if a big group is walking from the opposite direction. Standing on...
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codrutz
Jul 19, 2005

Water "spikes"

Downstream Reuss river -- you can see that best from the south bank and from the Spreuer Bridge -- there are the so called "spikes" that are lowered into or withdrawn from water manually to regulate...
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codrutz
Jul 19, 2005

Reuss River

The river flowing trough Lucerne is the River Reuss, one of the largest river in Switzerland and on its way trough Switzerland it goes trough the Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstaettersee in german). The...
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codrutz
Jul 19, 2005

The River

This spot just near the bridge is slower moving water. Upstream a few hundred yards the flow is extreme and gushing over with white caps. It is a picture to behold. No, I do not know what happened to...
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BruceDunning
Nov 17, 2010

The Main River of Lucerne

The Reus River is home to the Main Attraction of Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge, which crosses to it and ends to the Jesuit Chapel. The Reus River promenade lies along Banhofstrasse and Rathhausquai at...
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machomikemd
Nov 10, 2015
 
 
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"Lucerne - my favourite city of Switzerland"
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Things to Do Near Lucerne

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Glacier Garden Museum - Gletschergarten

the area around the lion Monument houses three attractions. The Lion Monuments, beside it is the Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten Luzern) of which there is a stairway going to the garden from...
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Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

about a kilometer away from the old town or about 800 meters away from Schwanenplatz along Denkmalstrasse (about a brisk 10 minute walk) is the famous Löwendenkmal, otherwise known as the Lion...
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Bourbaki Panorama

As most visitors to Lucerne go to the magnificent Lion Monument, little than most know that the main tour bus parking area in between lowenstrasse and zurichstrasse lies just across the Bourbaki...
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Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

final part of my tips with pictures of the frames which were restored and with some burn out remains as reminders of the f1993 fire. this will be a four part tip with pictures of the bridge, the...
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Hofkirche - Church of St. Leodegar

Along the Hills of Lucerne near the main Street of Haldernstrasse are two prominent tower spries of the Roman Catholic Church of the Court Church of St. Leodegar, which is the most important church...
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Mount Rigi

Like what i've said,there are three famous mountains in and around Lucerne Area and nearby Cantons where you can go to the top and ski during winter or hike and take a funicular or cable car or...
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