5 THINGS TO DO IN LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
One of the world’s prettiest cities, there’s plenty to see and do in Lucerne. Sat at the bottom of Mount Pilatus, is this vibrant city – surrounded by Lake Lucerne you are met with stunning views, it is an ideal mix for city explorers and outdoor living.
It has the backdrop of the Swiss Alps and a mix of medieval architecture this city is only an hour on the train from both Bern and Zurich. There are plenty of things to experience in this city.
Here are 5 things to do in Lucerne:
1. Stroll across Kapellbrücke/Chapel Bridge
The main sight in Lucerne, it’s hard to miss this if you visit. Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, it was built in 1333 and is one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe. Lined with 17th century paintings, you can take a stroll along the bridge and take in all the details. If it’s a sunny day, you can take in the beautiful flowers that decorate the bridge.
2. Play in the snow on Pilatus
Although you are not guaranteed snow all year round, it is magical if you do get to experience the falling snow at the top of Pilatus. Take the journey up the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. Commissioned in 1889, the car makes it way up 48% gradient and gives you beautiful views. Enjoy listening to the traditional alphorns, explore the routes on the mountain, eat a delicious dinner or play in the snow on the mountain.
3. Relax & kick back at Bürgenstock Spa
If you want to feel fancy pants, this is the place for you. Feel relaxed and enjoy the beautiful alpine feel to this quiet spa. it with an outdoor pool with massage nozzles, indoor pool with an endless swim system & Kneipp pool filled with warm and cold water (35°C and 16°C). This was a once in a lifetime experience as you try out many different options including, the Finnish Sauna, Aroma Sauna, Hamam, Ice Room, and Salt Grotto.
4. Explore hidden meaning in the sculptures at Château Gütsch
Château Gütsch where there is also several art sculptures (created by Russian artists and brought over by the Gütsch’s owner). Take your time looking at the detailed art and spot the churches and castles of the Lucerne landscape. Either take the funicular or walk up the stairs to be met with views looking over Lucerne, or to see the wonderful sculptures in the gardens next to the Gütsch hotel.
5. Max Chocolatier
You can’t visit Switzerland without trying some Swiss chocolate. Visit this lovely chocolate shop on the main street, and find out all about how the chocolate is made and the history behind this lovely chocolate shop. There are plenty of options to choose from, all handcrafted in the kitchen upstairs. A small family based shop with great flavours, check out their website here.
This city has so much to offer, I really do hope that you enjoy your trip. If you have any more recommendations or find a place you really enjoyed in Lucerne – let me know!
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