A Summer in Lucerne
Imagine this. Treating yourself to a cultural yet luxrious getaway full of relaxtion and breathtaking scenery. Let the beautiful city of Lucerne be that destination ! The city is located directly at the lake and is famous for its various attractions and beautiful artchtecture.
While exploring the city, visit the Kappel bridge, the second longest wooden bridge in Europe. Historically, the bridge was built in 1365 and used for military activities. The bridge connects the old and new towns that is seperated by the Reuss. Within the bridge, there are 111 paintings adorning the walls, representing important events in Swiss history.
Located off the left bank of the Reuss is the grand Jesuit Church St. Franz Xaver. The church is named after Francisco de Xavier, known for his missionary work and as one of the founders of the Jesuit order.
Strolling further, you will be intrigued with the Mueseggwall, the water tower that serves as a premier backdrop of the city. In the same district, be sure to visit the Lion Monument, one of the most famous in Swizterland. Yearly, the monument is visited by 1.4 million tourists from around the world. The monument depicts the figure of a dying lion, which pays homage to the heroic death of Swiss guards killed during the attack of Tuileries in 1792.
After a day of exploration, enjoy a show at the astounding Culture and Congress Centre. Built by architect Jean Nouvel, it is internationally known for its high- acoustic concert hall. The centre was inaugurated in 1998 with a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. It also houses the Lucerne Hall and the Museum of Art.
If staying indoors is not an option, enjoy a boat cruise on the amazing Lake Lucerne. Take in mountains Rigi, Pilatus, and Stanserhorn by boat or train. End the day by getting authentic Swiss delacies and gourmet meals at one of Lucerne’s restaurants.
Wherever you find yourself, a summer in Lucerne is a something you will never forget!