The Tourist city of Lucerne
On your Lucerne visit you can visit the Renaissance-style town hall on the Kornmarkt. The Museggmauer was part of the city's medieval wall. Nine towers remain with the Zytturm, large clock dating to 1535, is the most impressive. Another covered bridge, the Spreuerbrucke, was also once part of the city's fortifications. More recent attractions include the Kultur and Kongresszentrum a multipurpose complex designed by Jean Nouvel, housing the Kunstmuseum, Sammlung Rosengart and the Picasso Museum. Opera fans can visit the Richard Wagner Museum on their Switerland tours.
To make the most of your tour to Switzerland you can take a trip via cable car from Kriens to Mount Pilatus, a huge mountain adjacent to Lucerne, for lunch and a panoramic view of the Swiss Alps. Other pleasant trips can be taken to Mount Rigi or Mount Titlis; by cable car. A half-day trip can be taken to the town of Altdorf, where the mythical figure of William Tell was supposed to have lived. Go high up in the hills on the other side of the lake (opposite Lucerne) to Burgenstock, an old-world-style resort area with charming hotels and outstanding views of the lake and environs, on tours to Lucerne Switzerland.
Restaurants in Lucerne
There are many fine restaurants in Lucerne that range from exclusive gourmet restaurants to quaint eateries offering local cuisine. A regional specialty is the Luzerner Kügelipastete. This dish consists of an outer crust of pastry containing a delicious mixture of mushrooms and chopped veal cooked in thick gravy. This authentic Swiss dish is sure to leave you feeling full and content on a tour of Lucerne.
Restaurants in Lucerne also specialize in various fish preparations. The locally found trout and pike are cooked in different delicious ways and are a favorite with the local people, as is Kaffee fertig, a coffee made more potent by the addition of Schnapps.
Some of the best restaurants in Lucerne are Opus (wine bar and café), Panorama (rooftop bar), Heini's Tearoom (patisserie), Jazz Kantine (café and bar) Café Parterre, and Café Hug.
Enjoy dining on Swiss and international cuisine on tours to Lucerne, Switzerland with Switzerland Flexi Tours.