How are you all? Hope you all had a fun time reading my first Swiss travel post “Top of the Interlaken“. Now, this post is about the most beautiful city of Switzerland named Lucerne. Hope you all will like and keep following for the rest of the posts.
After spending three most incredible days in Wengen, we headed to the most beautiful city of Switzerland “Lucerne”. It was around 2 pm when we reached there. So, after checking in our hotel, we had a bit of time for sightseeing. This city is also called Luzern derived in German and Lucerne in English and French. The official language of the city is German but most of local are very fluent in English as well. The city is surrounded by stunning medieval ages buildings and gorgeous mountains and lake. The main attractions in Lucerne are within walking distance.
What to see in Lucerne: We spent whole evening by exploring the places that were in our bucket list.
The Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke): Lucerne is divided by the river Reuss into an Old Town and a New Town. The two districts are connected by what is among other things the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, the Chapel Bridge, which dates back to the year 1332. It is a wooden bridge with full of beautiful 11th century paintings. As, It was summer time, it was full of beautiful flowers on both the sides. It was really wonderful to walk along and cross the bridge. View of Lake, river and city from the bridge is awesome. Swan and duck in the river are beautiful. Close to the bridge, there were live music street shows. It is truly a place that anyone can fall in love instantly. Even, Priyank started clicking so many pictures of that jaw dropping view from the bridge. I have to admit that it was one of the spotty and would love to come back ever and ever again.
The Church of St. Leodegar (Hofkirche) : It is the greatest church in Lucerne and can be easily be recognized by its twin towers. It was built in parts from 1633 to 1639 on the foundation of the Roman basilica which had burnt in 1633. It opens daily early morning till late evening. We were surprised to see the interior of the church built so beautifully back in time. The interior paintings and the view of the city from church is quite picturesque.
The Lion Monument: This monument was built in 1821 and also known as the Lion of Lucerne. This monument is a rock relief and commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution while serving the french King Lewis XVl in Paris. The stone curved sculpture is 6 m high and 10 m long. The most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world- Mark Twin.
Old Town Lucerne: One of the main reasons that Lucerne attracts so many travelers is its small but remarkably preserved old town. It is famous for its narrow streets, passages, and marble on buildings. You can easily get lost in its maze of streets, passages, and squares, admiring the many and varied murals painted on what seems like every other building. Here, you will enjoy square like Kapellplatz, Theaterplatz, Weinmarkt. Don’t miss out the oldest city clock, built by Hans Luter in 1535, in the Zyt tower. This clock is allowed to chime every hour one minute before all the other city clocks. Exploring the streets full of traditions history was a magical experience.
Lake Lucerne: It is reknowned for being one of the most beautiful lake in Europe. The lake itself is the definition of Picturesque. Yes, no picture can truly capture its beauty. It is surrounded by beautiful swiss alps and stunning building. The lake is huge and travelling from one side to another takes approximately 3 hours. This lake is the perfect location for a romantic get away.
After seeing all the beautiful places, it was the time to feed our tummy. We found an Indian restaurant Mirch Masala located at old lucerne town. The food was really yummy. Finally, we ended our day at Bachman’s land of chocolate.
What a spectacular place! We couldn’t get enough of it. We promised ourselves to return someday … someday soon.. 🙂
Love you all..!!