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 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.
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