In Lucerne there is plenty to be discovered: historical monuments that have survived for centuries and nowadays are popular photo subjects. Most of the attractions can easily be reached on foot: stroll through the charming narrow streets of the old town and admire Lucerne’s still-intact medieval city walls with their towers, some of which can be visited. There are magnificent edifices and monuments such as the Jesuit Church or the Lion Monument, which the writer Mark Twain described as the “saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world”. The 14th century Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower, our city’s most famous sights, have come to symbolise Lucerne. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this city on the lake which is also a fabulous starting point for many rewarding excursions.
Get an overview of Lucerne during a 40-minute trip around the city. The audio informationin 8 different languages tells you about the most important sights in Lucerne. The train ride starts and ends at the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern; the City Train runs from April to October, tickets can be purchased at the front desk.