This majestic city of Switzerland located on the shores of lake Lucerne, has an array of beautiful tourist attractions.
These include, decorated houses, towers, spires, lakes, wooden bridges, pretty white swans, world’s steepest cogwheel railroad & much more.
A preferred tourist destination, Lucerne is always tempting for a few days stay. To know more about this gorgeous city, read the listed facts about Lucerne, Switzerland.
The city got it’s name Lucerne, from the 8th century, Benedictine Monastery of St. Leodegar also known as Luciana.
Of the four official languages of Switzerland; German, French, Italian & Romansch, Lucern chose German and is now called a German speaking city.
This beautiful, pretty and scenic Swiss city is located 436 m above the sea level. PILATUS-BAHNEN offers visitors "2132 possibilities above sea level".
The annihilation of hundreds of Swiss guards during the French Revolution led in the construction of the ‘Lion of Lucerne.’
With an approximate count of 82000 people, Lucerne has recorded to be the most populous city in Central Switzerland.
The covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss diagonally, ‘Kapellbrücke’ also known as the Chapel Bridge is the most famous landmark from 14th century.
7. The Lucerne Festival is a series of classical music festivals. Founded in 1938, this festival takes place at the Kultur Und Kongresszentrum Lucerne.
8. Alongside Lake Lucerne; stunning lake with the tops of the nearby mountains glistening all year round, the first road was built in 1865.
9. Dating back to 1332, after it joined the Swiss Confederation, also the year when Lucerne gained full freedom post the Battle of Sempach, Lucerne was declared as the capital of the Republic of Helvetica. Making it a real old city.
10. A tax payers delight, the corporate income tax in Lucerne is the lowest in whole of the country. It is also called as the hub for tax savers.
11. Boasting the facilities for soccer, golf, basketball, swimming, rugby, skateboarding, figure-skating, ice-hockey, mountain climbing and many more, Lucerne is a sporty paradise.
12. Lucerne is one of the few Swiss cities with still remaining fortifications. The Museggmauer Wall (The old city wall)is 870 m long, and its walls are 1.5 m thick. Built in the early 15th century, the fortification wall has 9 towers.
It is better to visit a place once, than to read about it a hundred times!!