Lucernehas an attractive Old Town that runs along the banks
of Lake Lucerne. The covered bridge in the background dates from the 14th
century and is known as the Chapel Bridge (Kappelbrücke). It
was badly damaged in a fire a little over a decade ago and large portions of
it have been rebuilt. The octagonal building in the foreground is
called the Watertower (Wasserturm) and it has served as a treasury and
prison among other uses. For more information about Lucerne, visit
official tourism website.
The church in the photograph above (the Jesuit Church or Jesuitenkirche)
was built by the Jesuits in the 17th century, with later additions and
alternations. As you can see, it is particularly attractive when
Lake Lucerne, also called the Vierwalstättersee, borders a number of
Switzerland's cantons. Along its shores you will find many
scenic villages like this, so be sure to take a cruise on Lake Lucerne.
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