Located in central Switzerland, only about an hour’s train ride from Zurich, sits the small but truly stunning city of Lucern (Luzern). We visited in Spring, which was the perfect time to visit, and was instantly smitten by its history, architecture and natural surroundings.

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Recommended: After taking the train from Zurich, head towards the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) – the oldest covered bridge in Europe. Cross the bridge over the river Reuss (and past the Water Tower – which used to be a torture chamber), and make the climb up to the Musegg Wall. Built in the late 1300s, the wall is mostly intact and there are towers to explore, as well as gorgeous views over Lucerne. Then head back down into the old town of Lucerne and take your time exploring the streets and alleys – don’t forget to look up and admire the painted artwork and decorations on many of the buildings. Stop by a restaurant for a delicious pot of cheese fondue and a plate of rosti. You can cross one of the other charming bridges back over river Reuss then walk towards the Gutsch Funicular. It’s a short ride up to to the Chateau Gutsch, where you will find a free terrace with even more stunning views over Lucerne – look across the river and you will see the Musegg Wall. For more information on all the sights in Lucerne go to Luzern.com

Kapellbrücke and Water Tower:

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Views from Musegg Wall:

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Streets and buildings of Lucerne’s old town (and fondue!):

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Views from Chateau Gutsch:

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