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Best things to do in Lucerne

Point of Interest
“Great classical concerts. Home of the Lucerne Festival and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra ..”
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Museum
“For poor weather days, there is an excellent Transport Museum in Luzern (Verkehrshaus). ”
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Point of Interest
“The Kapellbrücke (literally, Chapel Bridge) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland. Named after the nearby St. Peter's Chapel, the bridge is unique because it contains 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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Train Station
“several take aways on the Ground Floor at the mainstation lucerne. for a small budget too. burger King, mc Donalds, Starbucks are as expensive as these alternatives. so skip them and give local Food a chance! switzerland and especially lucerne have more to offer and it less unhealty. also check out places nearby. stay away from touristy places for Food! ”
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Establishment
“It's possible to walk up on the famous "Musegg"-City-wall and having a beautiful view upon Lucerne's oldtown. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“It was carved out of natural rock in memory of the heroic deaths of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792. Mark Twain described the Lion of Lucerne as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world.”
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Art Museum
“Along with Picasso and Klee, the Rosengart Collection puts a clear emphasis on Classical Modernism, featuring several of its major exponents and exceptional works of the highest artistic merit. Museum Sammlung Rosengart Luzern Pilatusstrasse 10 6003 Luzern”
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Route
“You definitely have to walk this beautiful signature bridge in the center of town. An historical Luzern asset.”
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Night Club
“Nice atmosphere for a drink and talk, you can also have some food, but it is not a proper restaurant. From the main window in front of the bar and from the terrace, it has a nice view of the city ”
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Lodging
“Mt. Pilatus is available by having the train or boat to Alpnach and up with it's famous (and possibly world's steepest gear/cogwheel track. It's worth to take the alternative to take up a standard gondola to make it up faster and probably cheaper.”
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Establishment
“The Lion is Lucerne's main city symbol after "Kapellbrücke". It's a silent spot to enjoy. Don't miss to throw a coin backwards over your shoulder into the little water-fountain. Nearby there is the museum of glacers, called "Gletschergarden", with it's well located "vista point" on the tower.”
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Establishment
“There is always something going on. Readings, concerts, parties, theater, lectures and much more.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Is a impressive rock relief that commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred during the French Revolution.”
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Café
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“Enjoy coffee or a panini after a visit at the Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument) or go in the evening and enjoy special menus, cocktails and drinks. ”
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History Museum
“The Gletschergarten in Lucerne is a natural monument with park and museum; It was opened on 1 May 1873, the museum building dates back to 1874. "glacial potholes" and a "millions of years show" take the visitor in times when huge glaciers covered the country or subtropical palm beaches were found here.”
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Establishment
“Trains and buses - SBB - get around and discover the beautiful Swiss nature - Tourism office is also here”
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