Originally built in 1333 but partially reconstructed catching
fire in 1993, the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) spanning the Reuss
River which flows through Lucerne is perhaps the city's most iconic
landmark and is particularly beautiful when viewed at sunset.
Lion of Lucerne
A memorial for the six hundred Swiss Guards who were massacred
at Tuilleries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution in 1792,
the Lion of Lucerne is sculpted into a rock face situated in a
small and peaceful park close to Lowenplatz. Ten metres in length,
this moving depiction of a mortally wounded lion was carved in 1820
by German sculptor Lukas Ahorn.
The Swiss art collector Angela Rosengart was a close friend of
Pablo Picasso, and her private collection, housed in a stunning
neo-classical building and opened to the public in 2002 contains
more than two hundred original masterpieces by celebrated artists
including Picasso, Matisse, Cezanne, Monet and others.
The Nine Towers
Nine lookout towers, part of Lucerne's medieval defensive city
wall, were built between 1350 and 1408. Today, three of them are
open to the public and can be climbed to gain superb views of the