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IN A NUTSHELL
WHAT: Lucerne.
WHERE: Central Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Lucerne.
WHY: Preserved Medieval Bridges, beautiful lakeside location, mountain hikes and drives at your doorstep.
WHEN: Year round.
HOW: Flights into Zurich, then via car or train to Lucerne.
IF YOU LIKE THIS... Then you should take a look at nearby Spiez, another beautiful lakeside destination in the Swiss Alps.

Take a look at our Lucerne gallery to get a feel for this Central Switzerland lakeside destination.  Lucerne is also surrounded by the Central Swiss Alps, and a quick drive south on Hwy (see our Lucerne map below) towards Interlaken will take you through the Central Swiss Alps into the Bernese Oberland.  The scenery is breathtaking, as you are surrounded by towering mountains and blue alpine lakes.



 
Lucerne's Chappel Bridge, dating from the 14th Century   Lake Lucerne
Cafes and restaurants on the shores of Lake Lucerne   Wooden Medieval Chappel Bridge in Lucerne
Restaurant Hotel Brünig Kulm, in the beautiful mountains south of Lucerne.   View up from the Valley from the Gasthaus Kulm
Lakes and mountains south of Lucerne   Central Swiss Alps
Stunning blue alpine lakes   Beautiful islands and lakes south of Lucerne


On the road south of Lucerne, be sure to stop by the the Restaurant Hotel Brünig Kulm.  It is located at the head of a valley at an extreme curve in the road, and offers breathtaking vistas of the mountains and valley below.

Restaurant Hotel Brünig Kulm

 

Other European Travel Destinations

Appenzell
This area in Eastern Switzerland is a hiking wonderland.  The extensive network or trails and alpine huts make this village and its amazing scenery a must-see for any traveler. 


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Salzburg is a fantastic mountain destination on the border between Germany and Austria.  Come see the musical town that gave birth to both Mozart and The Sound of Music.

bruges
Visit this picturesque Belgian city and delight in the perfectly preserved medieval maze of canals, open plazas, and row houses. 


Venice's Grand CanalVenice
Take a stroll along Venice's world famous canals and view the magnificent works of art in the city's many art museums and historic cathedrals.

BLED
Astoundingly beautiful church nestled on an island in a blue alpine lake -- you will scarcely believe your eyes.  This jaw-dropping vista is straight out of a fairytale.

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