Discover Germany | Special Theme | Lucerne City Special
Photo: © Luzern Tourismus, swiss-image.ch
Photo: © Luzern Tourismus, swiss-image.ch/ Elge Kenneweg
Photo: © Luzern Tourismus/ AURA Fotoagentur
With a population of around 81,000 people, Lucerne is the most populous town in Central Switzerland and is a hotspot for economics, transportation, culture and media. Numerous museums and galleries, enchanting boutiques, welcoming hotels or great restaurants are just some of the many reasons why Lucerne is a favoured holiday destination in all seasons. An abundance of historic sights makes Lucerne well worth a visit. One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the romantic Chapel Bridge, a wooden
bridge that was first erected in the 14th century and is Europe’s oldest covered bridge. Further sights that should not be missed are the twin needle towers of the Church of St. Leodegar. Here, one can enjoy magnificent views across the lake and the mountain panorama. The Lion Monument, which is a famous carving by Bertel Thorvaldsen, can be found in a small park just off the Loewenplatz. Visitors should also definitely head to Lucerne’s Old Town, which boasts several half-timbered structures with painted fronts and much more.
Find out on the following pages what more there is to see, enjoy and explore in the great city of Lucerne. EVENTS IN NOVEMBER Lucerne Blues Festival (5 to 13 November): A number of venues around the town host world-class blues acts. Lucerne Festival at the Piano (19 – 27 November): This piano festival focuses on keyboard-based talent - legendary masters, precocious talent, celebrated virtuosos and keyboard philosophers all make their way to the city.
Issue 44 | November 2016 | 79
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