Lucerne (Luzern) is one of the most beautiful cities in German-speaking Switzerland, a pearl of the country and a must see for all tourists. Lucerne was the first to join the Swiss Confederation, and now is known, among other things, thanks to the legendary William Tell. It was here that the famous story about a boy and an apple unfolded.

Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland - a guide to the city of Lucerne, the sights of Lucerne. What to see in Lucerne, the tourist route around Lucerne, Located in the very heart of Switzerland, Lucerne has incorporated all the charms of the country - and the picturesque winding Firwaldstätten lake with rocky shores, and high mountains with snowfields, and ancient architecture in the style of the “gingerbread town”. In this city, everyone will find interesting things to their taste: lovers of antiquity are waiting for old painted houses, wooden medieval bridges and the fortress wall, numerous shops in the pedestrian part of the city are eager for shopping, numerous hiking trails, downhill skiing and sledding, lovers - romantic promenade and cozy restaurants, for the lazy - cruises through the most picturesque places of the lake; children will be interested in the Glacier Museum and the Museum of Transport.

Lucerne Route:
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Interesting Lucerne:
Lucerne rightfully takes first place in the list of the most beautiful Swiss cities. There is not a single person who would not like this town. A walk around Lucerne, in the summer - a cruise on the lake, in clear weather - climb to Pilatus, and a cup of coffee with delicious desserts in the local cafe Heidi - just a must have for all travelers across Switzerland.

And in February, the most interesting, creepy carnival is held here!

Orient in Lucerne:
Navigate the city quite easily. When you exit the station, the Seebrücke bridge will be right in front of you. It divides Lake Luzernsee (right) and the Reuss River. To the left of the bridge there will be several pedestrian bridges: the famous Kappelbrücke, then Rathaus-Steg, then Reussbrücke, and finally the second wooden old bridge Spreuerbrücke.

Directly opposite the station, without crossing the bridge, there will be a pier for cruise ships on the lake. There is also a flight schedule.

If you cross the bridge, then on the left will be the most beautiful old areas of the city and many shops of all stripes. Actually, all the most beautiful is located up to the fortification wall, starting at the river bank and rising uphill, right from the second wooden bridge Spreuerbrücke.

If after the bridge you turn inward and to the right, you will find yourself in Lowenplatz - Lion's Square. In the center of it is a panorama museum of Bourbaki. If you turn left along the restaurants from this museum, you will find yourself at the famous sculpture “The Dying Lion”, as well as the Ice Garden.

If you walk along the embankment of the lake for about 20 minutes, then you will find yourself at the Museum of Transport.

Get to Lucerne:
From Zurich:

Travel time: 1 hour.

Directions: From Zurich HB

at 04 and 35 minutes of every hour - a direct train to Luzern (usually - from route 6, 45-50 minutes on the road).
at 09 minutes of every hour - with 1 change in Zug: first a train from the 4th route in the direction of Lugano or Locarno, then from Zug from the 4th route to Lucerne on S1 to the final one. It takes 58 minutes to get there.
at 44 minutes every hour - with 2 transfers in Thalwil and Zug. First, take the S8 train from route 52 in the direction of Pfäffikon SZ to Thalwil, then the suburban S21 train in the Zug direction to the final one from route 4C, then from the 4th route to S1 to Lucerne (final stop). On the way - 1:23.
See the exact timetable at

Ticket Price: 25 CHF one way second class.

Sights of Lucerne:
Kappelbrücke - old wooden bridge Kappelbrücke. The name comes from the Chapel - a church by the river, on one side of the bridge. The bridge is 170 meters long.

The bridge was built in 1333 and is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. Under the roof of the bridge is more than 100 paintings by Heinrich Wägmann (Heinrich Wägmann), dedicated to the most significant moments in the history and mofilogii of Switzerland.

On August 18, 1993, there was a fire on the bridge, which caused many paintings and the bridge to be severely damaged. The bridge was rebuilt, but you can still see the charred blackened drawings. They were left unrestored in memory of the loss.

The octogonal tower (Wasserturm) of the bridge has been preserved in its original form. At one time, she managed to serve as an arsenal and a prison.

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Spreuerbrücke - "Mill Bridge" - the second ancient wooden bridge. A little further than Kappelbrücke, slightly smaller, slightly darker and slightly younger. The bridge was built in 1408, in 1568 a small chapel was added in honor of the Virgin Mary. The paintings were created in the 17th century by the artist Kaspar Meglinger (Kaspar Meglinger) and all have a single motive - “Dance of Death. This is an allegorical plot of the Middle Ages, symbolizing the death and frenzy of human existence. The image of death is personified in the form of a skeleton, it can be found as one of the characters in all the paintings.

Pictures supplemented by Müller's poems.

 Kapellplatz and St. Peters-kirche
Church of st. Petra, the oldest in Lucerne. It was built in 1178.

The fountain on Kapellplatz Square is dedicated to the Carnival, held in the city annually in the spring.

 Altes rathaus
The old town hall. This Renaissance building was built in 1602. It has an interesting masonry, a huge roof and a high rectangular tower. The tower served as an excellent observation post for the crowd in the market square, where something like a fair was held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

This 17th-century house is located to the left of the old town hall. This is where the Picasso Museum is located. The entrance to the building is located at Furrengasse 21.

This square is next to the smaller wooden bridge - Spreuerbrücke. Literally, the name translates as Mill Square. Since the 16th century, this square has served as the venue for open-air fairs.

This is a charming beautiful public garden with a fountain in the center. At one time, the mysteries of the Brotherhood of the Crown of Thorns were held here.

Among the beautiful painted buildings of the square, you should pay attention to the Müllersche Apotheke. This pharmacy has existed here since 1530.