Lucerne is a city in Central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country.
The city is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name.
It has a population of approximately 82,000 people.
Lucerne is the most populous town in central Switzerland.
It is a center for economic, cultural, transport and media activities in the region.
The city’s urban area consists of 19 municipalities and towns with an overall population of more than 220,000 people.
It has long been a tourist destination with notable landmarks.
One of the city’s famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge, a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century.
The official language of Lucerne is German.
7 THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN LUCERNE
- Do not speak or make a phone loudly while in public places. Instead, find a private place that you can make calls or just lower your voice.
- Do not address someone by their fast name. Instead, unless they have given you permission, use surnames to address them.
- Do not give expensive or luxurious gifts. Instead, just give simple gifts, they will be much appreciated.
- Do not drink the first! Instead, wait until the first toast is made by the host.
- Don’t feel pressured to tip. Instead, you can just say thank you for the service rendered. The service fee is included in the bill.
- Do not put your hands in your pocket when talking to people. Instead, always stand in a good posture that is acceptable and keep your hands off your pockets.
- Do not litter the town. Instead, throw rubbish in litter bins around.
7 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LUCERNE.
- The local German Dialect name for Lucerne is Luzerne.
- The city’s metropolitan area consists of 17 municipalities in three cantons.
- The lion of Lucerne was built to remember the hundreds of Swiss guards who were massacred during the French Revolution.
- Lake Lucerne often called the “heart of Switzerland” because of its central position, is the fourth largest lake in the country.
- The most famous landmark of the city is a wooden bridge.
- The city consists of 65 percent Germans and 18 percent French-speaking residents.
- Lucerne Railway Station was completely gutted in a devastating fire in 1971.