Verkehrshaus: Interesting is not only the exhibition, but
also the way in getting there. You may get there by Bus or by ship. But why not walk along the lake. It' s a 1 hour
enjoying walk along the lake
Panorama: This is something unique. You have a panoramic
view of the situation, when the army of General Bourbaki received Asylum in the young
state called Switzerland.
You find the huge round painting in the renewed building near Lion monument and
garden ("only a few thousand years ago" Luzern was under a glacier). The alpine
museum nearby is worth a visit too. The hall
of mirrors, entrance 20 m uphill, is fun not only for children.
From here it's a short walk to the Musegg
Spreuerbruecke: Everybody is probably crossing the world
known wooden bridge called Kappell Bruecke. But not far away in walking distance
down stream Reuss there is a second, smaller wooden bridge. The pictures are
about death and souls.
Walk to Tribschenhorn:
Another lovely walk along the lake shore, starting near KKL, the Railway
station, or Tour bus parking.
Perhaps the most interesting impression of Luzern you'll get by walking up to
the Musegg walls. Walking high up along the walls and returning along the river
Reuss you'll see many interesting things.
|Musegg: From the Railway station you cross the river Reuss. On the
hill in front of you is still the wall and a couple of towers of the old
fortified enclosure. The tower on the right, the Schirmerturm, and the one
to the far left, the Maennliturm, are usually accessible. You will recognize
black birds with gray covered heads. This birds are relatives to the
"Pilatus Dohlen" and they are breeding in the Musegg
The climbs are quite
rewarding for the lookouts. The staircases are not conform to nowadays
standards, so take it easy. The climb up the long staircase to the Maennliturm will be rewarded
by a free view, protected by not by a Maennli (little man) but by a tall iron
Near Spreuer bridge there is also a small hydro electric power
today's plant is only a few years old, there is prove, that already in the 8th
century water power was used by the monastery. A few years ago in a
referendum the voters of Luzern had decided to invest into the new building of
the power plant, despite the fact that "ROI" would take some time.
When you don't see the plant it tells how good a job the engineers did...
|Reuss from Maennliturm
||Water control ("Wehr")
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Not only Kappell bridge is worth a visit. While Kappell bridge tells about history
and wars, Spreuer bridge is philosophy about death and that everybody has to
leave one time.
"Totentanz" pictures (dancing of death) in the roof of
Spreuerbruecke. Gloomy, but in a way worthwhile to think a bit.
Link to Stadtarchiv Luzern (Spreuerbruecke, all pictures):
Although I'm a queen, even a Roman one: when death arrives, only the name
What use do I have of kingdom, wealth, influence, power. When death bells are
tolling, I have to leave.
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This easy walk (90 Minutes return) along the lake shore is really lovely. For
some part the pedestrian walk is over bridges crossing the wharf area of
SGV (Schiffahrts Gesellschaft Vierwaldstaettersee). The best spot for getting a
birds eye view of the Steam ship fleet! The walk way proceeds along public
beaches and sports fields to the little hill of Tribschen Horn. Atop is the