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Luzern is a place where you easily feel good. Maybe it’s the refreshing sound of the river Ruess running through the city or the smell of cold mountain water all over the city. I think it is a mixture of it all including the old houses and bridges, cozy cafes, stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Vierwaldstätter lake that is all there in the middle of Luzern.
The dying Lion monument, by the danish sculptor Thorvaldsen, honors the Swiss guards' heroism and is carved into a 20 meter high cliff in the northern part of the city.
The Jesuiten church is beautiful both inside and outside and situated right on the bank of the river Reuss less than 5 minutes walk from the train station. It is one of the oldest baroque building in Switzerland.
The covered  Kapell bridge was the oldest wooden bridge in Europe untill it was ruined by a fire in 1993. Its 200 meters run across the river Reuss and apart from 111 pictures from 1614 displaying the city's history it also showcases hundreds of tags from its visitors.
The Transportation museum by the lake is a hit amongs kids (and adults).
Maj-Britt Vittrup Nielsen