Trip in Switzerland : Lucerne and Swiss Museum of Transport

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Today we are taking you to Lucerne. Switzerland Tourism says :

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland.

Source : myswitzerland.com

Lucerne is truly a beautiful city. The main entrance to the train station gives an idea of the architectural wonders that can be seen there.

Our humans first visited the Swiss Museum of Transport, where they saw different means of transport from all eras.

They then went for a walk on the Chapel Bridge : this wooden bridge is more than 650 years old ! It has the particularity of being decorated with 158 paintings. Unfortunately, during the night of August 18, 1993, a terrible fire destroyed most of the bridge. Only the two bridgeheads and the Water Tower could be preserved. The reconstruction was very quick, only eight months, and the Chapel Bridge was already reopened on 14 April 1994.

If you have the opportunity, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Lucerne: there are many more things to discover !

21 thoughts on “Trip in Switzerland : Lucerne and Swiss Museum of Transport

  1. Catscue Catmom

    That is a dream trip! I work for an airline and my coworkers travel a lot, every last one of them when asked, ‘what is your favorite destination?’ answer; ‘Switzerland – it is so beautiful!’

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  2. Teddy

    It is a beautiful city – my Mom and Dad were there in 1990 on their honeymoon so got to see the Chapel Bridge BEFORE it was burned down. They remember the train station though as that’s where they arrived from Venice!! Lucerne is a GORGEOUS place…….Great photos!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Erin the cat princess

    Wow, that sounds like a wonderful trip and so much to see and do. A bridge that old must have been quite a sight in its time. It certainly is now, for sure.
    I wonder if there were old mice in there, too? 😉
    Purrs
    ERin

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  4. mommakatandherbearcat

    I’ve been there! I might be biased – but Switzerland as a whole is gorgeous – and most of Austria and South Germany. We visited before I went into 6th grade and at the time, the Cold War was still raging and because of my father’s job, we couldn’t go to Vienna (a hotbed for espionage) or anywhere close to East Germany. I’ve always wanted to tour again and see the things my parents chose not to.

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  5. Cleo

    These are truly some amazingly beautiful pictures. Some of the architecture is awesome, and that bridge is something to see. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos from so far away.

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