Excursion: Mountain Climbing, Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis

Ascending one of Central Switzerland's alpine peaks is an easy day trip from Lucerne. Mt. Pilatus (7,000 feet high and home to the world's steepest cogwheel railway) and Mt. Titlis (at 10,000 feet, central Switzerland's highest peak) are two of the region's most popular climbs. more

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Hofkirche St. Leodegar (Court Church...

St. Leodegar was founded in the mid-8th century, part of the monastery which in turn founded Lucerne. A Gothic church preceded the existing German... more

Hofkirche St. Leodegar (Court Church of St. Leodegar) Luzern
Excursion: Brother Klaus at Flüeli-Ranft

Excursion: Brother Klaus at Flüeli-Ranft

The birthplace, cell and chapel of St. Nicholas of Flüe, "Brother Klaus", is located 45 miles northeast of Lucerne near the small town of Flüeli. A... more

Excursion: Mountain Climbing, Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis

Ascending one of Central Switzerland's alpine peaks is an easy day trip from Lucerne. Mt. Pilatus (7,000 feet high and home to the world's steepest cogwheel railway) and Mt. Titlis (at 10,000 feet, central Switzerland's highest peak) are two of the region's most popular climbs.

Ascending one of Central Switzerland's alpine peaks is an easy day trip from Lucerne.

Hofkirche St. Leodegar (Court Church of St. Leodegar) Luzern

St. Leodegar was founded in the mid-8th century, part of the monastery which in turn founded Lucerne. A Gothic church preceded the existing German Renaissance building, but was largely destroyed by fire in 1633. Only the towers, St. Mary's altar and a few religious objects remain in the existing 17th-century building.

St. Leodegar was founded in the mid-8th century, part of the monastery which in turn founded Lucerne. A Gothic church preceded the existing German Renaissance building, but was largely destroyed by fire in 1633. Only the towers, St. Mary's altar and a few religious objects remain in the existing 17th-century building.

Excursion: Brother Klaus at Flüeli-Ranft

The birthplace, cell and chapel of St. Nicholas of Flüe, "Brother Klaus", is located 45 miles northeast of Lucerne near the small town of Flüeli. A path leads from Flüeli to the nearby Ranft Gorge where the 15th-century farmer and town councilor secluded himself after sacrificing his career and family for a life of fasting and contemplation.

The birthplace, cell and chapel of St. Nicholas of Flüe, "Brother Klaus", is located 45 miles northeast of Lucerne near the small town of Flüeli.