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Urlaub in Luzern - Stadtabenteuer & Naturwunder

Nestled in a fantastic mountain panorama, Lucerne delights with its location on idyllic Lake Lucerne. The magnificent mountains around Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn seem close enough to touch. Historical sights and the charming city centre make for an incomparable city trip with a nature experience.


As the city's landmark, the Chapel Bridge with its water tower is world-famous and shapes the cityscape like no other sight in Lucerne. After a devastating fire in 1993 burned down a large part of the bridge and only the two bridgeheads and the water tower could be saved, the missing part was completely reconstructed in only eight months. Today, the Chapel Bridge runs from the Lucerne Theatre on the south bank of the Reuss to St. Peter's Chapel on Rathausquai.


In what is probably the liveliest residential district in the city, a wide range of cultural activities, local handicrafts and numerous bars and restaurants delight visitors and create an incomparable charm. Today it is hard to imagine that the quarter was once the scene of the cantonal cattle trade. Until 1971, cattle traders still haggled here for the best animals, whereupon the residents put an end to it all because of the dirt and stench.


Historic, frescoed houses and squares line Lucerne's car-free Old Town. Countless artistic and historical details can be found in the numerous picturesque squares. The Weinmarkt, the scene of the oath of confederation with Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden in 1332, was home to a fish market until the 16th century. Today, the Weinmarktbrunnen (wine market fountain) from 1481 can still be admired and is considered the most beautiful fountain in the city. The approximately 1500 square metre Mühlenplatz, Lucerne's largest historic square, was once dominated by mill sites thanks to its proximity to the river. The Kornmarkt today houses the town hall, originally built in 1370 as a public department stores'. Hirschenplatz impresses with fascinating façade decorations that are listed as historic monuments. The Kapellplatz, home to the colourful Frtischibrunnen fountain, is still important for Lucerne's famous carnival and is the starting and ending point of the carnival every year.


Lucerne delights visitors with its fantastic location on the expansive Lake Lucerne. In the warmer seasons, the lake beckons with water sports activities or leisurely walks and bike rides around the lake. In addition to the lake, the mountain world shows that nature is always close by in Lucerne. This can be actively explored on foot or leisurely with one of the numerous mountain railways. The steepest cogwheel railway in the world leads up to Mount Pilatus at 2,123 metres above sea level. Snow in summer? That's no problem on the summit of the Titlis at over 3,020 metres. Europe's oldest mountain railway takes you in a relaxed manner up Mount Rigi, which guarantees a unique view of Lake Lucerne. In the varied mountain landscape, hikers are given no limits on extensive hiking routes.  

Hotel Tip:

Once made up of seven houses in Lucerne's picturesque old town, the Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann welcomes you with unique historical charm in the centre of the city. Lovely rooms and the hotel's excellent cuisine ensure a successful stay. Whether in the rustic Burgerstube or the elegant Restaurant Sauvage, which has already been awarded 2 toques by Gault Millau, you will be spoilt here with culinary delights.

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