The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

The Chapel Bridge, called the Kapellbrucke in German, is a covered wooden bridge that stretches diagonally across the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter Chapel, the bridge is unique because it contains a series of interior paintings dating from the seventeenth century, although many of them were destroyed, along with the most part of the centuries-old bridge in a fire in 1993. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wood... [ read more ]

Visiting the city of Lucerne

Visiting the city of Lucerne

Lucerne is a beautiful city in Switzerland situated on a lake with the same name: Lake Lucerne. With scenic mountains in the background Lucerne makes a perfect holiday location in any season of the year. Visit the several attractions and sights around the area, take home a souvenir for you loved ones and buy or just have a look at the finely worked out Swiss watches. Enjoy a lovely weekend or a whole week holiday on the lakeside of Lucerne and take an excursion to the Rigi, Stanserhorn or Pil... [ read more ]

Best winter activities in Lucerne

Best winter activities in Lucerne

Switzerland is the best place to spend a winter holiday since this is the country where during winter time the lands are covered in a magnificent layer of fluffy and white snow which allows you to enjoy a wide range of winter activities. Around Lucerne you can choose from a winter wonderland and about 15 resorts which can be reached easily in a short time by boat, train, bus or mountain railway. There are activities for all ages and levels. Those who want to learn skiing, snowboarding and oth... [ read more ]

Lucerne nightlife spots for party people

Lucerne nightlife spots for party people

Lucerne is small, quaint and pretty, near a lake and several of the most compelling natural sites in Switzerland, like Rigi Mountain or Rutli Meadow. For anyone who's in love with small cities, Lucerne is a haven of peace and quiet in the middle of beautiful natural scenery. But what about those travelers who like their share of sightseeing, but still feel like going out and getting crazy in the evening? Lucerne might not seem like much of a nightlife hub in the daylight, but despite all app... [ read more ]

The best cultural landmarks of Lucerne

The best cultural landmarks of Lucerne

Small Lucerne doesn't seem to have much in common with upscale Zurich and glitzy Geneva, but this little town in the heart of Switzerland holds the essence of the country. Located close to the legendary site where William Tell shot an apple off his son's head, Lucerne is close to some of the finest Swiss attractions, but the town itself is more than worth exploring. Despite its size, Lucerne has been a tourist destination for centuries, and even famous American novelist Mark Twain described ... [ read more ]

Swiss Transport Museum & Musegg Wall

Swiss Transport Museum & Musegg Wall

One of the more important museum to see which is the best and biggest is the Swiss Transport Museum or the Verkehrshaus. It is a house full of attractions with more than three thousands of items on exhibit. The space is forty thousand square meters big and it is one of Europe's largest and most diversified transport museum with a planetarium as well as a giant-screen IMAX cinema. There are regular shows everyday and you can easily get there to Lidostrasse 5 which is about two kilometers... [ read more ]

Unique Lucerne in Switzerland

Unique Lucerne in Switzerland

One hour south of Zurich and Basel is the special Lucerne with amazing panorama. Lucerne is situated at the western end of Lake Lucerne. It is geographically and spiritually the heart of Switzerland. You are highly recommended to check out the city as well as the world-famous medieval Chapel Bridge which connects the old part of the town to the new. The contrast is simply amazing with this more than 660-year-old wooden and sheltered bridge. It didn't survive a fire in 1993 but fortunately... [ read more ]