Lucerne is one of the most photogenic cities there is in Europe.
Located in the center of Switzerland, Lucerne offers a sampling of what defines Switzerland – lakes, meandering rivers, mountains, charming bridges, flowers, boats, frescoed buildings and a medieval old town.
Lucerne is a great city to wander charming cobblestoned streets or stroll along the river promenade stopping at cafes that dot the River Reuss.
The Kapellbrucke is probably the most famous bridge and sight in Lucerne.
To enjoy Lake Lucerne, spend time at one of the beaches or enjoy a steamer to marvel at the scenic mountains, stately homes and castles or even enjoy a wholesome breakfast.
Leave some time to enjoy the Swiss Transport Museum. This museum displays many forms of transportation including train cars, planes, cars and ships. You can also see the oldest steamboat in Switzerland and there is a model depicting the crossing of the Gotthard Pass.
Mt. Pilatus is one of those Swiss mountains steeped in history and myths that comes with incredible views. Part of the adventure is the transportation getting you to the summit and returning you to the floor. To begin your trip, take a steamer to Alpnachstad where you will transfer to the cog railway that will whisk you to the top. This cog railway is the steepest in the world with a 48% gradient. Your return can be by a pair of cable cars or via the cog railway.
At the summit, besides marveling at the panorama unfolding before your eyes there are many hiking paths and restaurants.
The William Tell Express, one of Switzerland’s scenic rail trips, begins in Lucerne. Board your steamer to Fluelen where you transfer to the scenic train for the remainder of your trip to Locarno. But this is for another day. . .
Have you been to Lucerne?
What is the most photogenic city you have been to?
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