Lucerne is a pretty Swiss town located in Central Switzerland and is situated by Lake Lucerne. From Lucerne you can view various Mountains such as Pilatus, Rigi, and Stanserhorn. We were not sure exactly what we were going to do in Lucerne but I knew I wanted to see the Chapel Bridge, which it seems is the most photographed landscape in Lucerne Switzerland.
Parking was tricky and come to find out there was a festival happening this weekend. I am not sure how we did it, but we seemed to have a knack for finding festivals in the cities we visit! We headed into town and walked through the festival and down to Chapel Bridge and along the Lucerne Lake.
On Chapel Bridge, you can look across to another bridge and view the city from the Bridge! The bridge is 670 feet long and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe and was originally constructed in 1333.
There was a lot happening on the lake and you could rent a boat or paddle boats to take out on the lake. It was a gloomy day but there were still people out on the lake having a good time! There are several river cruises on the larger boats that serve dinner too.
No matter where you turned the views were stunning, I love the architecture in Europe and Lucerne did not disappoint. There were various cafes and restaurants along the lake where you could get lunch, a beer or just sit and enjoy the views with a glass of wine!
Our Trip to Switzerland consisted of day trips that were amazing, our first day was Bern Switzerland.
Lucerne was our second day and on the way home, we stopped at Mt. Pilatus and road the cars to the top of the mountain!
I did want to see the Lion Monument that is on the outskirts of Old Town, having read Brad Thors Book, The Lions of Lucerne I really wanted to see this. Unfortunately, we could not find it in our navigation and due to time constraints could not see it. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our day in Lucerne!