One of Switzerland's most famous tourist destinations, the Canton of Lucerne is located in the centre of the country, on the northern slopes of the Alps. The city of Lucerne, with its famous wooden bridges, is built at the mouth of the Reuss River in Lake Lucerne, a large and winding Alpine lake with an incredible diversity of landscapes.
Luzern
Lucerne is a world-famous tourist destination. Apart from famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower and the Lion Monument, the local scenery never fails to attract tourists. Lake Lucerne is surrounded by mountain peaks like Pilatus, Rigi or Titlis, all of which are easily accessible by steamer and/or rail.
Marbach
Some secrets of Switzerland are far from the highways: the village of Marbach, with its impressive church, is situated on the beautiful little road connecting the southern areas of two beautiful regions, the Entlebuch in Canton of Luzern and the Emmental in Canton of Bern.
Rigi
At an altitude of 1797 metres, the Rigi has been a popular destination for excursions since the 17th century, thanks to its position on Lake Lucerne and its impressive panoramic views over the whole of Central Switzerland.
Sempach
A little town situated at the southeastern end of Lake Sempach, in Canton Luzern. Here, the St. Jakob Chapel and the Winkelried stone remind the Confederate victory at the Battle of Sempach in 1386, one of the main historical steps leading to Swiss independence.
Sursee
A little city in the canton of Lucerne, located at the northern end of Lake Sempach, with a beautifully preserved old town which was awarded the Swiss Heritage Protection Society's Wakker Prize in 2003.
Vitznau
This small village is built on a narrow strip of land on the shores of Lake Lucerne, facing the eastern end of the B├╝rgenstock peninsula and at the foot of the steep slopes of the Rigi.
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