Lucerne is the entry to central Switzerland which is surrounded by mountainous panorama. It has souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside and the nearby mountains of Pilatus. The town is a tourist attraction for many travel groups and also individuals. For a start, you can take an incredible ride up to Mount Titlis in a revolving cable car or enjoy an awesome visit to the Ice Grotto. Alternatively, go on a day tour to Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. Furthermore, you can also try a one-hour cruise on Panoramic Yacht at Lucerne and take a leisurely stroll across the Chapel Bridge which crosses the River Reuss. It is crafted out of wood and contains many paintings.
See the Lion Monument and Swiss Museum of Transport. Worship at the Church of St. Leodegar.
1. Take an incredible ride up Mount Titlis on a revolving cable car.
Mount Titlis is part of the Uri Alps which is located between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland. It is accessible by a revolving cable car to give you a 360 degrees of awesome panoramic view of the mountains and snow during winter. The Titlis Rotair revolving gondola or cable car transports you swiftly to the mountain station, where you can rest, walk around and experience snow firsthand. It is touted to be the world’s first revolving cable car!
Mount Titlis is at 3,020 meters or 9,910 feet above sea level. Up at the peak there is only one season which is winter, due to its high altitude.
2. Enjoy an awesome visit to the Ice Grotto
The Ice Grotto is like an ice cave where one is surrounded completely by ice. It is like going inside a freezer and the frigid coldness may make you shiver. So come with thick layers of clothing, ear muffs, long scarves, leather gloves and winter boots. Also, don’t forget to wear long underwear beneath your denims as the freezing coldness can even penetrate the thick denims material. As a girl guide, you will learn the motto: Be prepared!
3. Go on a day tour to Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps from Lucerne.
The Jungfrau, also known as “maiden” or “virgin,” is at 4,158 metres (13,642 ft) above sea level. It is one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps in Central Switzerland. It is one of the most distinctive sights of the Swiss Alps and it is affectionately known as the ‘Top of Europe.’ The Jungfrau is the westernmost and also the highest point of a huge 10 kilometer wall dominating the valleys of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald.
4. Try 1-Hour Cruise on Panoramic Yacht at Lucerne
Panorama Yatch MS Saphir is a luxury yacht for everyone. Rejuvenate your senses and take in the first class comfort of their cutting edge ship MS Saphir with all the facilities provided for your enjoyment and comfort. There is the convertible roof on the upper deck and the aqua terrace on the main deck.
5. Take a leisurely stroll across Chapel Bridge
Tourists can take a leisurely stroll across the Chapel Bridge which crosses the River Reuss. It is crafted out of wood and contains many paintings. Art lovers should not miss this walk across the Chapel Bridge and Christian art. The nearby Old Town boasts a town hall which dates back to the Late Renaissance. There is also a Jesuit church, Switzerland’s oldest Baroque church, nearby.
6. See the Lion Monument
The Lucerne Lion Monument is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. It is a well known historical work of art and a gigantic piece that is admired by the world over. The Lucerne Lion Monument has become a tourist attraction that is popular with its rich history and meaning. People come from afar to visit this amazing place and stone sculpture of a dying lion with historical significance.
7. Visit Swiss Museum of Transport
Visit the Swiss Museum of Transport to have a feel of mobility by road, rail, water, air and also outer space – from yesteryear to the future. Technical innovations allow us to be mobile and change our lives for the better. It also promotes economic prosperity as cities are connected to each other for easier communication by vehicles, train, plane and boat. Businessmen can then transport goods, materials and construct more buildings and develop the rural areas further. And satellite cities are formed.
8. Worship at Church of St. Leodegar
Catholics can worship at Church of St. Leodegar and do penance, where a worshiper confesses sins to a priest and is given absolution. Others can admire the intricately stained glass designs when the light shines in. It is a holy place and fellow Catholics come from different countries to worship God and honor the Saint.
Lucerne is a beautiful place in central Switzerland that you should not miss. It has all the tourist attractions and many souvenir shops to buy mementos to bring back from your trip to Switzerland. With the famous Mount Titlis in a revolving cable car, Ice Grotto, Swiss Alps, Panoramic Yatch, Chapel Bridge, Swiss Museum of Transport, Church of St. Leodegar and the Lion Monument, one will find so many interesting places to visit. One day is not enough to cover all the places and admire the beauty of them all. Just come here and experience them to widen your knowledge and see the local culture, foods and weather.