“I AM A PASSIONATE TRAVELER, AND FROM THE TIME I WAS A CHILD, TRAVEL INFORMED ME AS MUCH AS MY FORMAL EDUCATION” – DAVID ROCKEFELLER
Lucerne is the absolute storybook image of a Swiss town with it’s colourful buildings and bridges surrounded by snow-capped mountains. I was here for 2 days wandering the cobble stone lanes and visiting some of the sites. I am excited to explore more of Switzerland in my future travels!
Start the day off by boarding the world’s steepest cog railway and venture above the clouds to witness the spectacular mountains ranges and views of the city below from Mt. Pilatus.
Designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers who lost their lives while serving during the French Revolution, the Lion Monument is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of town.
KAPELLBRUCKE (WOODEN CHAPEL BRIDGE)
Spanning diagonally across the Reuss River, Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. It serves as the city’s symbol and as one of Switzerland’s main tourist attractions.
No visit to Lucerne is quite complete without a cruise on one of Europe’s most striking lakes, where stunning scenes of the Swiss Alps reflect back across the water. Even in overcast weather, the views and landscape were remarkable!
Lucerne is a city that should be explored on foot. There are lots of boutique stores and bakery’s selling delicious pastries and Swiss chocolates along the cobble streets and quaint alleys. Check online or with your hotel/hostel as to whether there are any free walking tours running whilst you’re visiting.
Swiss chocolate and/or cheese fondue is a must have experience! Most authentic style restaurants will offer either of the two, so don’t fill up on Swiss chocolates before you have fondue!
Switzerland is also famous for the Swiss Army Knife, Watches and Cuckoo Clocks; be sure to pick up a little something to remember your time here.
For all my fellow adventurers, Lucerne is a great city for hiking and outdoor activities. There’s also a huge variety of galleries and museums for visitors, so grab a city map at your hotel or visitors center and get exploring!