“Set in a valley on the edge of Lake Lucerne and surrounded by the Swiss Alps, the city of Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations. Best known for covered bridges that date to the 13th century, the town is referred to by locals as a “little Switzerland” because some of the country’s best attributes, including the famous lake, cuisine, and outdoor adventure activities, are within easy reach from the heart of town. While Lucerne can be seen in a matter of hours–and is often visited for no more than one day–the surrounding landscape beckons for longer explorations. Day trips and overnight excursions can bring you to the best of the Alps’ picturesque countryside, thick forests, summits, and peak thrills. We take you to three mountain areas accessible from Lucerne.”
Read on at Frommer’s website.