There’s nothing like that feeling of finding yourself in a small town, surrounded by the Alps, with picturesque views, spectacular sights and flower-lined paths! No, it can’t be described with words, but you can at least imagine what I’m talking about. Switzerland is a country that has so many places to leave you speechless.
The Alps are amazing: they fascinate and they win your heart. The following Alpine towns that I’m going to guide you through will be love at a first sight. Mark my words!
Lucerne and Its Alpine Delight
Carefully guarded by the Swiss Alps, Lucerne is a splendid mountain town which never runs out of things to offer to its visitors. Medieval buildings, cobblestoned streets, a lovely bridge, a river and a lake are just some of the treasures waiting to be discovered.
Founded in the 19th century on the banks of the Lucerne Lake, the place features an old, tiny and stylish city center (Altstadt) with Renaissance architecture, museums, parks and plenty of opportunities for boat trips, hikes and railway rides. Besides the charming scenery, the main attractions to check out are the Chapel Bridge (built in the 14th century), the Museggmauer wall and the Weinmarkt Square.
Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm) presides over the city and its surrounding lakes, providing some of the most striking panoramas in Switzerland. You can get there by the gondola (from Kriens), or by the train (from Alpnachstad). This train has the steepest climb in the world, with an average angle of 48 degrees. On top of the mountain you can find several restaurants, a plentiful number of tourist routes to be followed further, the longest sledge track in Switzerland, a hotel and some absolutely spectacular views.
So yes, if you’re looking for an unforgettable mountain panorama, Lucerne’s the place for you. A fresh, alpine vibe with a Renaissance touch and so many things to do! One of my favorite towns, no doubt!