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


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Explore interesting sights in Lucerne, Switzerland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Sightseeing Tours in Lucerne

1. Museum of Transport

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Museum of Transport

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.

Wikipedia: Swiss Museum of Transport (EN), Website

2. Lion Monument

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Lion Monument

The Lion Monument, or the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. It is one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland, visited annually by about 1.4 million tourists. In 2006, it was placed under Swiss monument protection.

Wikipedia: Lion Monument (EN)

3. Glacier garden

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Glacier garden

The glacier garden in Lucerne is a natural monument with a park and museum. It was opened on May 1st, 1873, and the museum building dates back to 1874. Glacier pots and a «millions of years» put the visitor to times when huge glaciers covered the country or subtropical palm beaches were found here.

Wikipedia: Gletschergarten Luzern (DE)

4. 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.

Wikipedia: Kapellbrücke (EN)

5. 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.

Wikipedia: Auguste Piccard (PX-8) (EN)

6. Bourbaki Panorama

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The Bourbaki Panorama is a circular panoramic painting depicting the internment of the French Armée de l'Est in neutral Switzerland at the end of the 1870–71 Franco-Prussian War. The army, led by General Charles-Denis Bourbaki, had been defeated in the field while attempting to raise the Siege of Belfort and fled to Switzerland in the aftermath. The Swiss admitted the French soldiers, and local villagers and the Swiss Red Cross provided aid.

Wikipedia: Bourbaki Panorama (EN), Website

7. St. Leodegar im Hof (Hofkirche)

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The Church of St. Leodegar is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. It was built in parts from 1633 to 1639 on the foundation of the Roman basilica, begun in 735, which had burnt in 1633. This church was one of the few built north of the Alps during the Thirty Years War and one of the largest art history rich churches of the German late renaissance period.

Wikipedia: Church of St. Leodegar (Lucerne) (EN), Website

8. Männliturm

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The male tower is one of nine towers of the Museggmauer in the city of Lucerne. It is located between the Nölliturm and the Luegisland tower. The tower is named after the "iron male", a half -figure of a two -meter -high, a shelter with a flag and sword. This forms the tip of one of the two Erkert towers in the criminal wreath.

Wikipedia: Männliturm (DE)

9. Kleintheater

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The Kleintheater Lucerne is a theater in Lucerne. The program consists of cabaret, speech and dance theater, children's theater, music and literature. It is not only known as a stage already famous cabaret artists, musicians and other stage artists, but also known as a springboard of still unknown regional stage artists.

Wikipedia: Kleintheater Luzern (DE)

10. Zivilschutzanlage Sonnenberg

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Zivilschutzanlage Sonnenberg

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.

Wikipedia: Sonnenberg Tunnel (EN)

11. Wilhelm Tell

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Wilhelm Tell is a paddle steamer on Lake Four Waldstättersee in Switzerland. It was operated by the shipping company of the Vierwaldstättersee (SGV), rendered out of service in 1970 and has been used as a fixed restaurant ship at Schweizerhofquai in Lucerne since 1972.

Wikipedia: Wilhelm Tell (Schiff, 1908) (DE), Website

12. Kunstmuseum Luzern

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Kunstmuseum Luzern, is an art museum founded in 1932, and is located within the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre. It is one of the most important art museums in Switzerland known for its temporary rotating exhibitions of all genres, including contemporary art.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Luzern (EN), Website


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