Spectacular Scenery Of The Swiss Alps In

Lucerne

The city is located on the shore of Lake Lucerne at the foot of Swiss Alps. Visitors are pleased with great views of medieval landmarks reflecting in the water and lovers of nature can admire Lucerne from the adjacent Mt. Pilatus. City walls and mountain peaks are only a few places to get the full picture of the city.

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January 13, 2021

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Willflies, Willflies. The Chapel Bridge dating back to the 14th century is the oldest covered footbridge in Europe. When walking over, raise your eyes towards the roof to admire dozens of painted frames showing important events from the history of Lucerne. The wounded lion commemorates the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution in 1792 and is one of the most iconic monuments in Switzerland. The place is surrounded by a quiet pond and you can truly feel the powerful atmosphere of the monument. Most parts of the historic centre of Lucerne are a pedestrian zone so you can move around without being disturbed by traffic. Beautifully decorated houses play with colours and are home to numerous restaurants and shops selling local products. Lucerne Photo Guide, Lucerne Photo Guide, Lucerne Photo Guide, Lucerne Photo Guide

Chapel Bridge seen from the northern bank of Reuss River with Mt. Pilatus in distance

Walk The History

Kapellbrücke

The Chapel Bridge dating back to the 14th century is the oldest covered footbridge in Europe. When walking over, raise your eyes towards the roof to admire dozens of painted frames showing important events from the history of Lucerne.

Many paintings were unfortunately destroyed by fire on August 18, 1993
Chapel Bridge is 205 m long and spans over the River Reuss
The Needle Weir regulates water level in Lake Lucerne
Musegg Wall rising above roofs

Lion Of Lucerne

Löwendenkmal

The wounded lion commemorates the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution in 1792 and is one of the most iconic monuments in Switzerland. The rock is surrounded by a quiet pond and you can truly feel the powerful atmosphere of the place.

Löwendenkmal monument
Walking underneath the Musegg Wall
You can climb a tower of the city wall for nice views of Lucerne and the lake
Mount Pilatus rising over the city of Lucerne
Church of St. Leodegar
The shore of Lake Lucerne
Walking along the Reuss River in Lucerne

Colours And Relax

Downtown Lucerne

Most parts of the historic centre of Lucerne are a pedestrian zone so you can move around without being disturbed by traffic. Beautifully decorated houses play with colours and are home to numerous restaurants and shops selling local goods.

View from the Chapel Bridge
Marktplatz square in the historic centre of Lucerne
In the historic centre of Lucerne

Above The City

Mount Pilatus

Not only the mountain offers awesome views of Lucerne and the Swiss Alps, but you can also take a ride on the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. To see more beautiful photos from the top of its peaks, check out my Mount Pilatus post.

Mount Pilatus
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By William

Hey there! I am a 20-year-old student from the Czech Republic, who loves to travel and take photos. I run this website as a hobby, to share my trips with others, give you some tips on where to go, and overall encourage you to travel more.

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2 Comments

  1. Karolina

    Konečně po delší pauze nový příspěvek. Už bylo na čase 🙂 Opět jsi nezklamal a nabídl své krásné fotografie z tohoto nádherného města, které jsem před lety také navštívila.

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    • William

      Díky 🙂 Rád bych se takovým pauzám do budoucna vyhnul, tak snad to vyjde.

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