The lakeside medieval town of Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s prettiest destinations, well-deserving of a day’s exploration of its historic sites.  A picture-perfect town, its proud symbol is the 14th-century Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) spanning Lake Lucerne, the beautiful, fourth-largest lake in Switzerland.

Chapel Bridge is 670 feet (204 meters) long and was built in 1333 to protect Lucerne from attacks. It’s the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. Seventeenth-century paintings line the interior, and the bridge leads to an eight-sided water tower, which has had a history as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury.

The half-timbered medieval buildings of Lucerne’s Old Town are surrounded by rampart walls and watchtowers. The town’s poignant sculpture of a dying lion is unforgettable, and its Picasso Museum is another must-see.

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Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5.5 or 8.5 hours

From USD $114.70

4-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich Including Mt Titlis Cable Car

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 days

From USD $1,441.64

Lucerne City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $62.09

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

4 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours

From USD $75.76

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes

From USD $81.03

Lucerne Swiss Museum of Transport Entrance Ticket

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $31.57

Lucerne Folklore Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $118.91

Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $88.39
From USD $610.33

Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $269.65

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