Situated in North-Central Switzerland, Lucerne is one of the 26 cantons in Switzerland. The capital of the canton is Lucerne and the official language of the canton is German. The canton is divided into 5 districts, and covers an area of 1500 sq.km. Lucerne is actually considered a gateway to Central Switzerland. The city of Lucerne and the canton, of course, get their name from Lake Lucerne that is located in the canton. With scenic mountains in all directions, this is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country. But, there is a lot of trivia about the canton that is not common knowledge. If you live in or are visiting Lucerne, you will find these fun facts really interesting.
Lucerne is a popular tourist destination in Switzerland and righteously so. It offers a good mix of nature, art, battle history, revolutions history, and more waiting for the travelers. Lucerne was founded as far back as the 8th century, which means that it has more than a millennium’s worth of tales to regale to the visitors. The rich history and scenic beauty beckon visitors with open arms. There are many interesting facts to learn about Lucerne. Here are some of them.
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swiss Alps and on the shores of crystal blue Lake Lucerne, entwined by an equally blue ribbon of the river Reuss, this beautifully idyllic place, full of intricately decorated houses with centuries-old ornaments, towers and spires, which are proudly rising in the blue skies similarly to neighbouring mounts Pilatus and Rigi, without a doubt justifies the claim of being the most beautiful city in Switzerland. Continue reading “Interesting things about Lucerne and top 15 places to see while you are there”