Lucerne – the gateway to central Switzerland – sits on its eponymous lake surrounded by mountainous majesty. Making this city a perfect jumping off point to seeing the country’s major attractions. In Lucerne, however, the main attraction is the scenery. And the best way to see it all is by train.
Care to shout from a 7,000-foot mountaintop? Take an unforgettable ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the peak of Mt. Pilatus – which is included in your Swiss Flexi Pass. Or visit the royal peak of Rigi – known as the “queen of the mountains.” The Wilhelm Tell Express (feel free to hum the tune of the same name) ferries passengers from Lucerne to the foot of the Gotthard pass and then continues on to Ticino south of the Alpine ridge.
You can also experience a ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel train up to Mount Pilatus. And the best part – all of this is included in your Swiss Flexi Pass.Tradition and modernity stand side-by-side with ease in Lucerne. From the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge (considered to be one of the oldest in Europe) to the Swiss
Museum of Transport – the most visited museum in all of Switzerland – you’ll marvel at architecture old and new.
From snow-capped mountain down to sparkling lake – you’ll see what makes central Switzerland tick. Now check your watch – isn’t it time you went?