Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of Lucerne
The colorful, friendly city of Lucerne, Switzerland, is a must see! A place already well-reputed for its exquisite deep blue lakes, mystical mountains and picturesque medieval quarter, Lucerne is the picture-perfect city that graces many Swedish postcards. Yet the city is not still - it is alive with life as its vibrant youth make every effort to enjoy life in these spectacular surroundings.
If you arrive at Lucerne by train, you'll be immediately rewarded with some spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains at the far side of the lake. You'll also get a chance to see the KKL concert hall - a wonder of engineering. A great first stop is the Sammlung Rosengart gallery which is open daily and has on display a great collection of twentieth century art. The gallery features artworks by the likes of Picasso, Chagall, Monet, Renoir and many others. Behind the gallery you will find the Old Town alleys and a short walk away is the Kapellbrücke - a wooden bridge with an interesting history. The beautiful city of Lucerne is best enjoyed on foot as interesting little attractions can be found in virtually every corner of the city. The cafés come alive at night when the youth of the city make good use of their time while the various restaurants serve up scrumptious meals.
Something not to be missed is the nearby lake Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Luzern). This oddly shaped lake is not only the geographical center of the country but is also the heart of its culture and spirit. Altdorf, situated right on the lake, is the place where the legendary William Tell shot the apple from his son's head - a story that has resounded through the people of Switzerland from one generation to the next. Give Lucerne a try on your next visit to Switzerland - it's an unforgettable choice.