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Lake Lucerne

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A relic of the last ice age, Lake Lucerne follows glacier-carved valleys in the northern Alps. Fantastic views can be obtained from nearby mountaintops such as Rigi and Pilatus. Lake Lucerne is truly magnificent and should not be missed.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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Lake Lucerne

Only the fourth largest of Switzerland’s lakes but no less surrounded by old and pretty towns and sweeping alpine scenery. Long and spindly with narrow sections coming off like octopus legs, Lake Lucerne is shaped by the mountains it hugs the bases of, including Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus. The towns that line the lake are some of Switzerland’s oldest.

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