When it comes to Switzerland, it’s nearly impossible to say that one city is better than any of the others -- and it’s truly the case in regard to Lucerne. Situated in central Switzerland and, like many other of the populated cities, is located on Lake Lucerne. Visitors to the city will marvel over the panoramic views, mountain ranges that surround the region, as well as the peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful lakeside ambience. Lucerne is a perfect destination to spend some time in, but it is also a stopping point for many visitors who are traveling onto the nearby mountain regions or headed from one part of the country to the next.

What makes Lucerne stand out from other Swiss cities? It’s similar to taking a step back in time -- there are many medieval influences and landmarks still located throughout the city that offer such an old world feel and add to the overall atmosphere. As you walk throughout Lucerne, you will no doubt notice the various historic homes that still stand and are situated throughout the town squares -- Lucerne is pretty famous for all of the churches and squares that are still standing. One of the best-known landmarks in the city is a wall known as Museggmauer – one of the remnants from the medieval period. Chapel Bridge is also a city icon and is thought to be one of Europe’s oldest covered wooden bridges.

For those planning to spend some time in Lucerne, there are some exceptional ways to get out and explore the surrounding region – a steamship cruise that takes you throughout the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne is a fabulous daytrip, or you can head to one of the impressive mountains for a day of hiking or picnicking. When you want to explore a little further out, the Gotthard Panorama Express transports visitors from Lucerne to the Alpine Ridge and other Swiss destinations. Art and culture are also prevalent throughout Lucerne -- one of the most visited museums in the country is the Swiss Museum of Transport, which has a unique collection of transportation exhibits as well as in IMAX Cinema.