ADD TO LISTIf you're planning a trip to Switzerland, you should really consider making your way to Luzern as it is one of Switzerland's top travel destinations. Luzern offers some world-class parks, beaches, and monuments, and some must-see attractions including the Mount Pilatus, Wooden Bridge, and Luzerne. Take some time to explore this Luzern travel guide and check out all the interesting stuff to see and do there.
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Lucerne is one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. The city is seperated by the river Reuss, the one side of the city is called the old city and the other side the new city. The new city holds the train station and variuos new buildings. The most impressive of all is the KKL which stands for Art and Culture of Lucerne. The building is right next to the train station and is huge, well huge for swiss standards. The building has a concert hall, restaurants and bars, a gallery and a museum like walkabout path in the top floors that has a fantastic view over the city, lake and alps surrounding the lake of Lucerne. The building is deffinitly a must see! In the old city, across the river you will find lot's of shop's and café's, nice restaurant's and lovely cobblestone streets and paths, as cars are forbidden in the old city, one can stroll around and enjoy the beauty of this old and neat place. If you go there, then i recomend going to a shop called the Manor, the shop itself is full of crap, hideous tarts with far to much make up and drenched in perfume. But if you manage to get pass these dreadful creatures and make it to the escalator, then go all the way to the top floor. There you will find the Manor restaurant, the food is not bad at all, if you still have your apetite. In the middle of the restaurant there are stairs leading you to the jewel of it all, the terasse on the roof. Here you can enjoy your far to exspensive food and drinks while looking over the entire old city of Lucerne. It's really worth it.
Dont miss the KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne). Its not to loose easily , since its located just next to the train station , and its size and form (designed by the master of architecture Jean Nouvel) definitely make it sth not to miss.
Grip the opportunityto go at the roof-terrace, the view towards the city is fantastic and the feeling of the huge-almost flying cover above you is fantastic....
I was also enthusiazed with the cafe at the ground floor... Its not tre traditional swiss style, if thats what u re looking for, but it works for what it is perfectly, a nice well served cafe, contemporary environment and great view.
Truly one of the most beautiful places I visited in Switzerland. There are 2 sides to this this city an old and new. It is divided by a river with beautiful wooden bridges crossing it. A very romantic spot to visit with a loved one. You don't want to miss the Lion carving in the side of the hill--spectacular at night when it is illuminated! Be sure to bring good walking shoes and your camera, you will be caught off-guard by the beauty there. If you are traveling alone, or in a small unaccompanied group I recommend staying in a hostel. Great fun, inexpensive and you meet others that you can connect with and explore together! The town visitor information office should have a list of hostels. A word of caution though, normally you are only given a bed in a room, you have no control over who your roommates are. Our room had 7 girls and one guy--but we all got along great!
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