Where to go when - Winter
21/05/2020 · By Sukie Chapman
Discover the world in winter and step into a snow-globe world of seasonal beauty.Read more
Lucerne's famous landmark is the Kapellbrücke (Chapel) Bridge, separating Lucerne's Old and New Town. The oldest wooden bridge in Europe, built in the 14th century, it was constructed to help protect the city of Lucerne against attacks. Inside, a series of paintings from the 17th century display the city's history. Many of these were destroyed in the 1993 fire; although the bridge was quickly reconstructed in 1994 some of the damage remains today.
Adjoining the bridge is the water tower, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. The Tourist Information Centre is only minutes' walk from Chapel Bridge.
The Lion Monument
In 1821 Bertel Thorvaldsen designed this impressive monument carved out of natural rock to commemorate the death of the Swiss heroes during the attack on Tuileriers Palace in Paris 1792, during the French Revolution.