A day in Lucerne

I was looking forward to explore a bit more of Switzerland during my last trip to Zurich. I had only a weekend so, after considering a few options, I decided to spend a day in Lucerne. I couldn’t have chosen better!

Lucerne is located in central Switzerland in a stunning scenary: the shore of the lake Lucerne and at the doors of the Alps, with beautiful views of the impressive mounts Pilatus and Rigi, and divided by the river Reuss. The old town is a succession of streets of medieval buildings with painted facades and beautiful squares, all perfectly preserved, old timber bridges and gorgeous churches. Lucerne is a city full of life and light but also a bit melancholic and majestic. No wonder why it’s one of the most turistic places in Switzerland since the times of some of its most distinguished visitors, Queen Victoria, Wagner, Goethe or Mark Twain.

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Lucerne Old Town. Canon 1200D 16mm f/11 1/25sec. ISO 100
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Court Church of St. Leodegar. Canon 1200D 10mm f/11 1/80sec. ISO 100
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Canon 1200D 14mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO 100
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Canon 1200D 14mm f/11 1/50sec. ISO 100
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Swan. Canon 1200D 55mm f/5.6 1/15sec. ISO 100
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The dying Lion of Lucerne. Canon 1200D 55mm f/5.6 1/13sec, ISO 100
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Swiss traditions. Canon 1200D 25mm f/4 1/15sec. ISO 100
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Winter dusk at Lucerne lake. Canon 1200D 21mm f/22 1/3sec. ISO 100
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Kapellbrücke and Mt. Pilatus. Canon 1200D 15mm f/18 30sec. ISO 100
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Jesuit Church, Lucerne. Canon 1200D 16mm f/18 30sec. ISO 100
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Lucerne at night. Canon 1200D 18mm f/11 30sec. ISO 100
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Water spikes at river Reuss. Canon 1200D 15mm f/8 30sec. ISO 100
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Bahnhof Luzern. Canon 1200D 10mm f/11 30sec. ISO 100

 

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