Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its attractive shopping offer, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland.
Complete with gable paintings, the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centrepiece of Lucerne’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. A further landmark of the town is the Museggmauer, a wall which, with the exception only of one of its towers, has been preserved in its original, well-fortified state.
Travel information: Lucerne
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Pilatus – Mountain adventures near the city
With the wide variety of leisure activities on Mount Pilatus, PILATUS-BAHNEN AG offers 2,132 opportunities above sea level. Two aerial cable ways, two hotels, five restaurants, the steepest cogwheel railway in the world and the biggest rope park in central Switzerland provide for exciting excursions.
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