Top Reasons to Go to Luzern and Central Switzerland

Luzern: The must-see spot on the tour, it offers not only famous sights—the Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument—but also other treasures, like the Rosengart Picassos and that perfect table for two under the chestnut trees on the lakeside promenade.

Mountain majesty: Thanks to cable cars and cog railways, hill thrills—and some of the most staggering panoramas—can be yours atop Mts. Pilatus, Titlis, and Rigi.

Wilhelm Tell country: As with all good legends, the story of the famous archer who shot an apple from his son's head with a crossbow may have little basis in fact, but don't tell that to the crowds who visit his home turf in and around Altdorf.

A paddle steamer ride: Lake Luzern's smart white steamboats—including beautifully kept and picturesque old paddle steamers—offer a voyage back in time.

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