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Sightseeing

There are particularly many sights in a small area in Lucerne. The Chapel Bridge with the Water Tower is the landmark of Lucerne and the most photographed monument in Switzerland. You can see the most of the sights from the course!

Chapel Bridge

Constructed in first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications and named after St. Peter's Chapel, which is located nearby. The paintings that were added in the 17th century illustrate scenes of Swiss and local history, including the biographies of the city's patron saints, St. Leodegar and St. Maurice.

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Water Tower

This octagonal tower - over 34 meters high (111.5 ft.) - was built around 1300 as part of the city wall and used as an archive, treasury, prison and torture chamber. It is Lucerne's landmark and the most frequently photographed monument in Switzerland.

KKL Luzern

The KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne) at Europaplatz is the work of the Parisian architect Jean Nouvel. The concert hall (1800 seats) is one of the finest concert halls in the world. The Lucerne Hall, the Convention Centre with the auditorium, and the Museum of Art - the fourth largest in Switzerland - are also part of this sensational construction. www.kkl-luzern.ch

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Hof Church

Main cathedral for the city, as well as the St. Leodegar and St. Maurice religious center. A Benedictine monastery was founded here in the 8th century. In 1633, a fire destroyed the church; it was rebuilt in 1645. It is the most important Renaissance church in Switzerland. Especially noteworthy are the façade, Mary's alter (with a relief panel dating from 1500), and the souls' altar.

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Musegg Wall

A part of the rampart walls built in 1386; the wall is still almost entirely intact. Three towers are open to the public: Schirmer, Zyt and Männli. A part of the rampart walls built in 1386; the wall is still almost entirely intact. Three towers are open to the public: Schirmer, Zyt and Männli. The oldest city clock, built by Hans Luter in 1535, is in the Zyt tower. This clock is allowed to chime every hour one minute before all the other city clocks. www.museggmauer.ch

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Swiss Museum of Transport

There is certainly no time to get bored! The Swiss Museum of Transport is the most diverse museum for transportation and communication in Europe. More than 3,000 items are exhibited in a space as large as 40,000 square meters. The planetarium, which is based on digital technology, takes visitors on a trip through the vastness of the universe. In the "Gotthard Tunnel", you can travel into the mountain and experience the building of the tunnel during 1875.
The Verkehrshaus Filmtheatre guarantees to bring about strong emotions and offer an incomparable film experience. It is the only one of its kind in Switzerland.
With almost 200 square meters, the "Swissarena" displays the largest orthophotograph of Switzerland from the air. www.verkehrshaus.ch