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Sightseeing in Luzern - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lucerne is a truly attractive place and the eighth largest city of Switzerland. This city is situated on the shore of Lake Lucerne. Lucerne is considered the capital of Central Switzerland. It is also known as "city of lights" – this name has come from the legend about its foundation. During your stay in Lucerne don’t forget to visit Seebrücke Bridge that features a magnificent panorama of the city, the lake and surrounding mountains - Pilatue and Riga.
The Le Trianon restaurant is a genuine gastronomic landmark of the Lucerne city. One of its main features is unique interior in Empire style with spacious luxury halls decorated with antique … Open
The oldest and most famous bridge of the city is the Chapel Bridge, which was built in the XIV century as an urban protective facility. The bridge was damaged by fire in 1993, which also destroyed ancient paintings that had adorned and beautified its wooden roof. After renovation works the bridge is considered the symbol of Lucerne. Happily, the ancient octagonal tower Wasserturm managed to survive in the fire. For centuries the tower was used as an archive, a treasure, and even a prison.
The majority of places of interest in Lucerne can be found near the flow of the Royce River. Among them is a two-tower Jesuit church with large halls and amazingly decorated interior. The church was built in 1669 and so this is one of the oldest buildings featuring the Baroque style in Switzerland. Tourists usually enjoy attending Knights' Palace, Zoological Museum, the museum of Zoology which exhibitions are devoted to ecology and zoology, an ancient wooden Rotenburgerhaus building dedicated to living quarters and much more. The main square of the city is the location of a magnificent panorama featuring the canvas with the drawing of invasion of the French army to Switzerland in 1871. The "Dying Lion" sculpture created by Thorvaldsen is located nearby. The event named Fastnaht take place in Lucerne right before the Lent. This is a large-scale carnival where guests can see various fantastic creatures, ghosts and monsters. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Luzern and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Luzern
♥   Shopping area ' Kappelgasse)' Luzern, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Weggisgasse' Luzern, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Grendelstrasse' Luzern, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Schwanenplatz' Luzern, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Luzern
♥   Castle 'Meggenhorn Castle' , 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'St. Andreas Castle' , 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Horben Castle' , 19.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Seedorf Castle' , 29 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brestenberg Castle' , 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Luzern
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 65.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 95.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 111.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 135.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Ballons des Vosges' , 141.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Luzern from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Sternensauser

From the series “The longest ski-lifts and cable trams in the world”
Sternensauser is about 2 kilometers, so it’s the longest aerial runway of its kind on the planet. Driving upside down has been originally conceived as a fun ride. Experienced travelers say that trip by zip-line is no less impressive than parajumping and a feeling of free flight simply unique. It’s also worth mentioning that Sternensauser is available in summer only. The fare is about 70 Swiss francs. … Read further

Schloss Hallwyl

From the series “Impressive castles and palaces located on water”
Many of the buildings and rooms of the castle were modernized, but some still retain the historic atmosphere. The original round tower, on whose summit one can ascend on the steep spiral staircase, remains equally unchanging. Next to the tower is the ancient house, where the interiors of the previous centuries have been preserved. Tourists who want to see the historical sights in detail should take into consideration that the Hallwyl Castle is open for the visit only in the period from April to October. … Read further

Tibitis Landscape Ads

From the series “Creative and incredible advertising constructions”
In order to emphasize the idea of ​​the advertising campaign, agency employees have attached the fork of common size to the tree branches. The original landscape advertising attracted the attention of the thousands of people and significantly increased the visibility of Tibits' vegetarian restaurants. The advertising campaign, which took place in Switzerland in 2009, is by no means the only one using the huge forks for installation. One of the well-known seafood restaurants has pushed the huge forks into the sea to emphasize the freshness of the food. … Read further
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