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Photoessay: Day Trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

By Rashmi Gopal Rao

One of the most beautiful and visited cities of Switzerland, Lucerne is known for its eclectic Altstadt (old town), tranquil lake, panoramic bridges and its view of the utterly beautiful snow capped mountains.  Located in the central part of the country, it is often considered as an ideal gateway to the mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn.

I recently visited this lovely city in its coldest month, January and its charm was simply captivating.  It just made me wonder how pretty would these scenes be in spring and summer! Nevertheless, here are some captures.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
Colourful installations at Lucerne railway station

The lake is a focal point of the city around which most of its main attractions are situated.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
View of the snow capped mountains from Lucerne lake
Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
Another view from Lucerne lake

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
A view of the Town hall from the lake

The Lucerne Jesuit Church is one of the most prominent sights of the city.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
A view of the Lucerne Jesuit Church
Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
Inside Jesuit Church, Lucerne
Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
A view of the ceiling inside Jesuit Church, Lucerne

The Chapel Bridge or Kapellbrücke is arguably the most famous landmark of the city.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
A view of the Chapel Bridge or Kapellbrücke

The Spreuer Bridge is yet another famous place of interest.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
View of the Spreuer Bridge
Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
Artwork inside the Spreuer Bridge

Known for its medieval architecture, the old town is a must visit.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
A bulding in the Old town

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland

The 14th century Museggmauer (Musegg Wall) represent the remnants of the city’s fortified walls of the past.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
Fortified walls and towers of ancient Lucerne

Needless to say, no visit to the city is complete without seeing the Lion’s monument.

Photoessay: Day trip – Lucerne, Switzerland
Lion monument in Lucerne

Hope you enjoyed this photo tour.  Have you visited Lucerne in spring or summer? If yes, do share your photo links in the comments, I would love to see them:)


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