Lucerne was one of those places that I wasn't really looking forward to because I never heard of it, but as soon as I saw it, I felt like I was in a fairy tale. I spent one day in Lucerne and it is a city I've wanted to go back to since. This idyllic Swiss city took me by surprise and had more personality than I imagined. It has managed to maintain its medieval architecture with a bit of added modernity. Among other things, a lot of people enjoy the breathtaking nature sites surrounding the city and its rich culture.
Located on the bank of Lake Lucerne with the Swiss Alps in the background, Lucerne is one of the oldest cities in Switzerland. It is located in the German-speaking part of the country, so locals call it "Luzern". Lucern during autumn is so mesmerizing. It is peacefully nestled at the bottom of the Alps, which makes a great spot for a beautiful view. It's also a quaint city that is very easy to explore.
An interesting thing to note is that the oldest city clock is housed on Zytturm tower, which chimes for one minute every hour before all the other city clocks go off in Lucerne. The towers also offer a great view over the city, so you can enjoy Lucerne in its entire glamor.
Almost every city in Switzerland have pretty lake side but the way pedestrian path follow the lake in Lucerne, it will leave you speechless!
One of the landmarks to see in Lucerne is the Kapellbrucke, or Chapel Bridge, because it is hard to miss at the center of the lake. Built in 1365, it is named after nearby St. Peter's Chapel and is the oldest covered bridge in Europe. The feature of the bridge is the octagonal Wassturm (or water tower- or tower standing in the water). This tower has served Switzerland in a number of ways ranging from a prison and torture chamber to a municipal archive and local treasury. Take your time to enjoy the bridge, as it is one of the top things to do in Lucerne.
Enjoy the views of and from the Chapel Bridge - the mountains in the distance, the crystal blue waters of Lake Lucerne, and the charm of the city can warm any heart even in the coldest of winters.
The Museggmauer or Musegg Wall is about a mile away and has some of the best views of the city. On a clear day, you can see the entire of Lucerne, the mountains and of course Lake Lucerne.
Walking through the network of alleys and narrow streets on the north side of the city is an absolute must-do when visiting Lucerne. The town is filled with traditional Alpine houses and half-timbered houses, making each street a beautiful landscape. You'll find mom-and-pop shops, locally-owned restaurants, hidden gems around every corner.
Evidently, the gorgeous city of Lucerne in Switzerland has more to offer. From its untamed beauty, vibrant medieval culture to its rich historical sites, there’s definitely everything for everyone. And that’s why you have every reason to be thrilled about touring the region!