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Blown Away by Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

This summer I spent 2 incredible weeks in Switzerland with one of my girlfriends. It was my first time there, and I can honestly say Switzerland is one of THE most beautiful places I’ve ever been. We went to Lucerne, Zurich, Zermatt, Montreux, and Geneva. You might have already seen my post about Geneva! :)

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

To get anywhere we wanted to go in Switzerland, we used the 15-Day Swiss Travel Pass from Rail Europe. With the Swiss Travel Pass, you get unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel system including trains, buses and boats.

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You also get free access to over 490 Swiss museums and other travel bonuses including free or discounted access to various mountain excursions.

Regional trains in Switzerland do not require reservations. So if we decided to go somewhere one day, we could just hop on with our rail pass and take any open seat!

Traveling in Switzerland was so convenient and so efficient. The Swiss Travel Pass is a must for traveling in Switzerland!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Everywhere we went was astonishingly stunning, but Lucerne absolutely took my breath away. I highly, highly recommend adding Lucerne to your bucket list.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Take a look below at this charming city… Here’s what all you need to see! :)

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

The Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge across the Reuss River. It leads from one side of the river directly to St. Peter’s Chapel.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

It’s the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

The bridge is unique because of its interior paintings which date back to the 17th century!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

The flowers over the water are so beautiful!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

A little further down the river is another covered bridge, the Spreuer Bridge.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Definitely check out the view of the needle dam from this bridge as well!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

A large portion of the fortification wall built in 1386 surrounding the city of Lucerne is amazingly still almost entirely intact to this day.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

The wall and the four towers are freely open to the public.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

You can walk along the wall for a breathtaking panoramic view of Lucerne from all angles.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Be sure to climb the towers as well!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Definitely a great way to spend the afternoon.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

The tower pictured above (Nölliturm) is the only one with an open viewing platform, so if you’re only going to go up one tower, make it this one! :)

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Above is a view of the wall and the towers.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Another great place for a beautiful view of Lucerne is Château Gütsch. You can ride the funicular up to the hotel, which is fun all by itself! :) It would be a great place to have a drink or a meal, or just go for the view!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Lucerne is small, it’s impossible to get lost.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Definitely spend some time just wandering the streets!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Ohh, and the lake…

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

So beautiful!!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

The sunsets over the lake are unreal!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

The color of the water is just incredible.

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

We stayed right on the lake at the Hotel Palace Luzern. More on our hotel in the next post!

Lucerne, Switzerland -- This breathtaking hidden gem should definitely be on your bucket list!

Loved waking up and going to sleep every night with a beautiful view of the water. Such a gorgeous place.

Until next time!! xoxox

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