The colorful facades of Old Lucerne in Switzerland! House color, emerald water in the river, sun in the hair, flowers wherever you turn! A colorful world from where you are! Clear, clear and cold drinking water at every corner - every fountain is a fountain!
Endless lake wide, crystalline air, smiling and serene people, smells like ozone, wet wood and happiness! Lucerne is one of the charming cities in Switzerland and we will not tire of repeating it. Situated on both banks of the Reuss River, the city has all the good things Switzerland is popular in the world - nearby are picturesque mountains, clear lakes, picturesque alpine villages and lush meadows that gently feed the famous Swiss cows.
Pilatus peak rises above Lucerne. It was named after Swiss military training planes. The name comes from Pontius Pilate, whose body is said to have been thrown into a lake in the mountain, and if you hang him, Lucerne will have his revenge. Queen Victoria climbs Mount Pilatus with the help of a mule, although nearby is the steepest rail in the world, climbing below 48% slope. Today, the village is a preferred tourist destination not only because of the beautiful Swiss nature around, made up of the peaks of the Swiss Alps, Mount Pilatus and Rigi , but also because of the many recreational opportunities along .
Lake Lucerne, and especially because of its unique ancient architecture and perfectly preserved old town.
In the Middle Ages, Lucerne was one of the most prominent cities because of the unique covered bridges. Around 1400 it is the only city in Europe that boasts 4 bridges. The center of Lucerne is characterized by small squares and narrow cobblestone streets. Many of the buildings are elaborately painted. Among the important historical monuments of Lucerne are the octagonal Water Tower, the Town Hall, the Hoff Church, the Jesuit Church, which is one of the finest Baroque churches in the country and the Franciscan Church, considered the most beautiful Gothic temple in Central Switzerland.
Be sure to see the Rittersche Palace dating from the late Renaissance. Emblematic of Lucerne are the covered medieval bridges and especially the 204-meter Capelbrück, which is ranked as one of the most visited and popular tourist attractions in the world. It is the oldest and longest covered wooden bridge in Europe. Capelbrook is the symbol of the city, decorated with panels on the roof of the seventeenth century with scenes from the history of the city.
Of the 111 paintings, the former fire completely burned over 75. Some now have facsimiles, others have been restored. The Water Tower is another attraction in Lucerne and is located in the middle of the bridge. It was erected earlier than Capelbrück itself - around 1300, and is 34 meters high. Over the years it has served as a prison, archive and treasure house. Another famous bridge in the city is the wooden covered Spreuerbruck. Also known as the Dance Bridge of the Dead because of the 67 thematic paintings by artist Caspar Meglinger.
Lucerne is world famous for its monument to the saddest lion in the world. It is carved into a rock and shows an early beast that symbolizes the 700 Swiss mercenaries killed in Paris in 1792. Then the French revolutionaries attack the royal palace, and Louis XVI orders the guard to drop his weapon and the mob overwhelms it.
Almost on the shore of Lake Lucerne is one of the symbols and main temple of the city - the Hofkirche Church. It stands on the site of a monastery that burned down in the seventeenth century. After the fire, only two surviving twin towers adorn the pediment of the Renaissance cathedral. The appearance of Hofkirche bears prints from several architectural eras - Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.