What to see in Lucerne, Switzerland

Hi all! There was a break of some days in posting on the blog but here I am again to finish this series. I could not finish this series without talking about the city I was staying, Lucerne. If you want to be based somewhere for the whole trip, I recommend this city because it’s very central, beautiful and a good transportation hub, except for air traffic (the closest airport is Zurich at about 62 Kms). About accomodation I don’t know how much it costs because I was there for free ūüėČ

Central bridge over river Reuss. Photo by Pedro Martins

The landmark of Lucerne, which you absolutely will not miss, is the Chapel Bridge (Kappelbrucke in German). This bridge is like no other I have seen. It is the oldest wood bridge of Europe, built in the 14th century, and with several paintings from the 17th century. However, some were destroyed by a fire. Just enjoy walking around there!

Kappelbrucke. Photo by Pedro Martins
Pass through all the paintings! Photo by Pedro Martins

Another nice spot to walk to is the Old City Wall (Musegg Wall). It has a huge clock, but what I liked the most was walking through green pastures with goats and cows. Spending some time there is very relaxing.

Views over the city walking up to the wall. Photo by Pedro Martins
Old Wall Tower. Photo by A Pulgarita
Baby alpaca! Photo by Pedro Martins
A furry cow. Photo by Pedro Martins

The beautiful setting of the city, surrounded by mountains and on the shore of Lake Lucerne, is very nice to view from the KKL – Culture and Congress Center of Lucerne. Since I love contemporary architecture this was a nice constrast to the cozy streets of the city. It also had a nice contemporary art exhibition, but the best part is the view from the terrace.

A bela localiza√ß√£o da cidade, rodeada por montanhas e ao largo do Lago Luzerna, pode ser apreciada desde o KKL – Centro de Cultura e Congressos de Lucerna. J√° que eu adoro arquitetura contempor√Ęnea este foi um contraste interessantes com as ruas acolhedoras da cidade. Tamb√©m tinha uma simp√°tica exibi√ß√£o de arte contempor√Ęnea, mas a melhor parte s√£o as vistas desde o terra√ßo.




I feel it’s such a shame I didn’t take many photos in Lucerne and focused more on the other cities because this was more a transportation hub but here are also some other details from the city.

Laderach chocolate shop. How come I still didn’t have one picture of chocolate? Photo by Pedro Martins
Panorama, where the German-French war is portrayed. Photo by Pedro Martins
The Lion Monument, an hommage to the Swiss Guards who died during the French Revolution. Photo by Pedro Martins

What are your favorite sights in Lucerne?


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  1. Maps and Merlot
    December 2, 2016

    We did have similar activities! Such a cute little city.

    1. A Pulgarita
      December 2, 2016

      Yes it is indeed! Fortunately you got better weather than me, I visited in May 3 years ago and it was cloudy and super cold almost all the time. Where else did you go in Switzerland?

      1. Maps and Merlot
        December 2, 2016

        I mainly stayed in Interlaken for the adventure activities, but also hit up Bern and Lucerne. What about you?

        1. A Pulgarita
          December 2, 2016

          I was in Geneve, Bern, Zurich, Altdorf, Basel, Lugano, Locarno and Bellinzona. It’s really a quite diverse country, albeit small. Hope to visit Interlaken someday too, unfortunately we couldn’t fit it into our travel schedule


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