LUCERN AREA

Lucerne lies on the shores of the Lake of Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) and is the capital of Central Switzerland. The nearby Alpine foothills offer an impressive view of the ice-capped peaks of the Alps and the well-preserved medieval town centre of Lucerne.

Lucerne boasts world-famous landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge (Kappelbrücke) and the Water Tower (Wasserturm). Apart from tourist attractions, the town also offers a modern infrastructure with a wide range of cinemas, museums, theatres, restaurants, clubs and an extensive and well-run public transport system.

Lucerne is conveniently located and well-connected to many other places of interest and major cities such as Zürich, Bern, Basel, and Geneva. Several skiing and hiking areas are close, and the Lake of Lucerne offers a variety of water sports (sailing, rowing, surfing, swimming).

More about Lucerne: http://www.luzern.com/en/