The KKL culture and congress centre was designed by star architect Jean Nouvel and offers guided tours. Discover the distinctive architecture and aesthetics of the KKL.
The Chapel Bridge is Lucerne's most venerable landmark and is also, at 204 metres, Europe's longest roofed timber bridge. Halfway along the bridge is the octagonal Water Tower, Switzerland's most-photographed historical monument.
The Lion Monument was Switzerland's first preserved figurative monument. Carved out of the naturally occurring rock, it commemorates the heroism in 1792 of Swiss soldiers who died attempting to protect the Tuileries Palace in Paris.
The Glacier Garden adjacent to the Lion Monument shows what Lucerne must have looked like 20 million years ago. As a natural monument with park and museum, it is a haven of tranquillity.
The Musegg Towers: back in the 14th century the townspeople erected some of the nine watchtowers on the right-hand bank of the River Reuss. The Musegg Towers played a defensive role by allowing soldiers to see into the distant countryside surrounding the town.
Swiss Museum of Transport: all that moves! The museum focuses on the past, present and future of transportation and mobility – on water, on land and in the air. The premises incorporate the IMAX Cinema with its giant screen and 3D films.
The Rosengart Collection is the most recent of Lucerne's museums. It is hugely significant owing to its important collections of works by Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso.