Chapel Bridge on the Reuss River, Lucerne, Central Switzerland
A Christian knight on St Leodegar church door, Hofkirche.
St Leodegar church
Like most Swiss churches the Hofkirche is not especially elaborate inside – unlike their Italian neighbours – but these baptism mementoes are unusual and cute.
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
This museum was built around a natural glacial pothole from the Ice Age. It’s small but displays interesting worldwide Ice Age pictures, models, video, information and artifacts, as well as historic artifacts from Luzern town’s history and child-friendly exhibits such as a clever mirror maze.
Incorporated into the visit is a worthwhile stroll through the original mansion house and access to the Lion of Lucerne, below.
The Dying Lion of Lucerne
The Lion of Lucerne, a memorial to a company of Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 by French Revolutionaries. Photo by Maswadkar.
This sight is free to enter and just a ten minute walk from the center of town, is not to be missed. The setting and sculpture are magnificent and very moving. Tour groups visit it endlessly so try to pick a time when they are less likely to be massacring individual tourists, such as early, late or lunchtime.