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).
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