Luzern and Central Switzerland Travel Guide
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With the mist rising off the waves and the mountains looming above the clouds, it's easy to understand how Wagner could have composed his Siegfried Idyll in his mansion beside the lake. This is inspiring terrain, romantic and evocative. When the waters roil up, you can hear the whistling chromatics and cymbal clashes of Gioacchino Rossini's thunderstorm from his 1829 opera, Guillaume Tell.
In the mountains, high season means the winter ski season; in the valleys, summer is more expensive. As the terrain and climate vary radically between balmy...read more
In this heavily visited region, most restaurants are open all day, sometimes with a more limited menu between lunch and dinner. You'll find outside seating...read more
Things To Do in Luzern and Central Switzerland
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Luzern: The must-see spot on the tour, it offers not only famous sights—the Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument—but also other treasures, like the... Read more
Towns where travelers used to stop to brush the dust off their clothes have turned into full-service spas with culinary temples, hiking trails... Read more
Central Switzerland is well suited to experiencing the country's history, with landmarks representing facts and legends going back more than... Read more
Switzerland may be best known for its frosty summits, but the tiny-yet-diverse country opens up in summertime... Read more
Starting in the sun-splashed coast of the French Riviera, a road trip is one of the most stunning and... Read more
The Swiss city of Basel is getting ready to host to the who's who of the art world yet again, with the... Read more
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Just back less than a week ago from my 8 day/night solo trip to Bern.
Stayed in a 333 year-old building apartment (VRBO) a half block from Bern's famous Muenster and half a block from Clock Tower.
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There is no way our trip would have been so enjoyable without the suggestions from the fodor community so a BIGGGGG thank you!
Here is the link to our blog which is slow but sure!
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