The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Lucerne
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Lucerne is nestled among the pastoral landscapes of central Switzerland. It is surrounded by mountains, alpine meadows and green valleys. The city is situated on the shores of the lake of the same name with clear mountain water and picturesque residential shores.
Lucerne is as exemplary and prosperous a city as Zurich, Geneva or Bern. Visitors will love walking along the old wooden bridges and cobbled squares, sitting in sidewalk cafes and contemplating the architecture of the Lutheran cathedrals.
Perhaps the most important reason why travellers come here is the natural landscapes of extraordinary beauty that surround the city. A climb to the top of Pilatus or a walk on the mirror-like waters of Lake Fyrwaldstätte is worth it!
A mountain, or rather a mountain range, which according to legend was named after the prosecutor Pontius Pilate. There is a belief that on one of the slopes is his tomb. The highest point of the ridge reaches 2121 metres above sea level. Pilatus is located on the border of several cantons – Nidwalden, Obwalden and Lucerne. The Pilatusbahn cog railway and a cable lift lead to its summit.