Lucerne and Mt Pilatus

I want to share a few of my photos taken during our short stay in Lucerne, Switzerland during Spring 2011. All of my photographs can be found on my smugmug gallery but not everyone can be bothered looking through hundreds of images.

One of the most photographed sites in Lucerne (or Luzern) and possibly Switzerland, is the old wooden Chapel Bridge, a covered wooden footbridge across the Reuss River.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne
Chapel Bridge with Mt Pilatus in background, Lucerne

The markets are a real treat to see on a sunny day, the river is lined with market stalls and at Easter time there are many stalls selling gifts and decorations to celebrate the upcoming event.

The markets, Lucerne
The markets, Lucerne
Chocolate Easter Eggs
Chocolate Easter Eggs
Tulips on market day
Tulips on market day

In addition to wandering around Lucerne’s old town, we took a trip up to Mt Pilatus via the bus and cable car, the views are spectacular on a clear day or so I am told, it was cloudy most of the time with temperatures of minus 3 and 4 degrees Celsius.

Cable Cars to Mt Pilatus
Cable Cars to Mt Pilatus
Church on mountain top
Church on mountain top

Every now and then the sun would come out, blue skies would appear and the temperature would rise making our day on the mountain even more spectacular.

Hotel on Mt Pilatus
Hotel on Mt Pilatus
View from Pilatus
View from Pilatus

At night the city was just as beautiful, the streets were crowded with people looking for somewhere to eat and tourists with cameras took prime position on the bridges to capture the reflection of the lights on the river and lake.

Chapel Bridge at night
Chapel Bridge at night