7 Sights in Lucerne, Switzerland (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Lucerne, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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1. Kapellbrücke

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The Kapellbrücke is a covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss diagonally in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel, the bridge is unique in containing a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire. Subsequently restored, the Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world's oldest surviving truss bridge. It serves as the city's symbol and as one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.

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2. Kunstmuseum Luzern

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Lucerne Art Museum, established in 1932, is one of the most important art museums in Switzerland. The museum's collection includes works from the Renaissance to the present, with a focus on Swiss art, art from the 1970s, and literature from temporary exhibitions with internationally renowned artists. The legal governing body of Kunstmuseum in Lucerne is Kunstgesellschaft Luzern. The museum is located in the 4th district. On the first floor of KKL Cultural and Convention Center in Lucerne, the entrance of the museum is on the side of the railway station.

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3. Auguste Piccard (PX 8)

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Auguste Piccard (PX 8) Kecko from Switzerland (Rheintal SG) / CC BY 2.0

The Auguste Piccard mesoscaphe, also known simply as the Mésoscaphe, was a manned underwater submarine designed in 1964 by Jacques Piccard, son of Auguste Piccard. It was the world's first passenger submarine, built for Expo64, the 1964 Swiss national exhibition in Lausanne. It was built at the Giovanola fabrication plant in Monthey and the first immersion took place in Le Bouveret on 27 February 1964. It has a total of 45 Plexiglas portholes, with 20 on each side for the 40 passengers.

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4. Astrid-Kapelle

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The Astrid chapel is a memorial chapel at Lake Lucerne in the canton of Schwyz, which was built in honor of the Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians in 1935 in a car accident. The memorial, which was inaugurated in 1936 and redesigned in 1960, comprises a meadow with a memorial cross next to the chapel and is located at the southern entrance to the village of Küssnacht in the municipality of the same name between Lucernerstrasse and lake shore.

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5. Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz Verkehrshaus der Schweiz / Public domain

The Swiss Museum of Transport or Verkehrshaus der Schweiz in Lucerne opened in July 1959 and exhibits all forms of transport including trains, automobiles, ships and aircraft as well as communication technology. It is Switzerland's most popular museum. The museum also maintains a large collection of work by Hans Erni, a local painter and sculptor.

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6. Zivilschutzanlage Sonnenberg

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Zivilschutzanlage Sonnenberg Cooper / Public domain

The Sonnenberg Tunnel is a 1,550 m (5,090 ft) long motorway tunnel, constructed between 1971 and 1976 and located in Lucerne, Switzerland. At its completion it was also the world's largest civilian nuclear fallout shelter, designed to protect 20,000 civilians in the eventuality of war or disaster.

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7. Wilhelm Tell

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Wilhelm Tell is a shovel wheel steamer on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. It was operated by the Shipping Society of Lake Vierwaldstätter (SGV), being out of service in 1970 and has served as a local restaurant at the Schweizerhofquai in Lucerne since 1972.

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