Thanks to the city's charming location, holidays in Lucerne on Lake Lucerne have long been very popular. Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, for example, stayed here, and Mark Twain's story about climbing the Rigi also made this Swiss region famous in the USA. Even Queen Victoria of England travelled to this area, more precisely to Weggis, where she stayed at the Hotel Beau Rivage, which today belongs to Romantik Hotels & Restaurants. This section of the lakeshore is called the Riviera of Central Switzerland because of its sheltered location and mild climate. Figs, yucca palms, orchids and cypresses thrive there right next to the hotel. Lucerne - Lake Lucerne is also popular with water sports enthusiasts thanks to water temperatures of up to 22 degrees in summer. By the way: men and women were already allowed to swim there together in 1919.
Windsurfers and sailboats glide over the water in summer, divers disappear into the depths: Lake Lucerne offers water sports enthusiasts the best conditions. Safe from the wind on top and mostly clear under water - the lake has drinking water quality - everyone gets their money's worth here. You can enjoy the magnificent landscape from the comfort of a paddle steamer, or you can walk up one of the mountains that so picturesquely surround the lake. Lucerne's local mountain Pilatus, for example, offers a sensational panoramic view over the stretch of land that forms the nucleus of Switzerland with the original cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. Back at the hotel in Lucerne - Lake Lucerne, the "Lozärner Chügelipastete", a meat pie filled with veal sausage meat and grapes, awaits you for dinner.
Houses decorated with historical frescoes, the covered medieval Chapel Bridge with its octagonal water tower and numerous churches characterise Lucerne's cityscape. Stroll through the old town and visit Switzerland's largest and most popular museum, the Museum of Transport. Among other things, 30 aircraft and flying machines are on display there, as well as locomotives, horse-drawn carriages and cars. In addition, a multimedia show provides information about the value-added and transport chain of Swiss chocolate. Book your hotel in Lucerne - Lake Lucerne right here!
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