Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is a city in north central Switzerland. It is a popular tourist destination located on the shore of Lake Lucerne within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps.

Lucerne has many attractions including the Chapel Bridge, which is the oldest covered bridge in Europe. The old town has many half-timber structures with painted fronts. Remnants of the old town walls exist on the hill above Lucerne, complete with eight tall watch towers. Visitors can take a boat tour on Lake Lucerne or ascend Mount Pilatus by cable car.

Things to See & Do

* Old town of Lucerne
* Chapel Bridge
* Lake Lucerne boat tour
* Swiss Transport Museum
* tel Thorvaldsen's famous carving of a dying lion

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Swiss france (SWF)
Language – German, French
Land Area – 29.06 km²
Population – 78,100 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 41

Travel Links – Lucerne can be reached easily from nearly every other city in Switzerland using the Swiss Federal Railway. There are hourly trains from Olten and Zurich Airport and half-hourly trains from Zurich, and a direct train every hour from Berne.

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