If you arrive by train, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of Lake Lucerne. The station hall (a masterpiece by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava) in the back approaches the arriving passengers at the pier and the old town of Lucerne. Just steps from the station, right on the lake, is the fascinating building: the Lucerne Culture and Congress Center. The local tourist board has organized an engaging walking tour, during which Lucerne's history comes alive.
Luzern was the most visually breathtaking place I have ever been to. If your planning on taking a trip to Switzerland, I highly suggest you check out Luzern. There are monuments to see such as the two wooden bridges spanning the River Reuss and the Hofkirche, which is an old monestary. Upon visiting Hofkirche, there you'll notice that there are graves lining the outisde of the church. It might seem morbid but actually its quite amazing reading about the people who are laid to rest there and thinking about how they were once living there and had a family and worked. If you climb to the top steps of Hofkirche also you'll see a very incredible view of the city. It's also important to check out the lion monument. It looks so beautiful and old carved inside the side of a mountain and looking over a small pond. the rock/monument is white and set behind all the green surrounding the are its very stunning. I suggest exploring the city. if you take trails to go higher up and above the city, the views are very beautiful. there's also an old tower somewhere on the edge of town, climb to the top! That's the best view you'll ever find of the city and you'll see in your life. To me, its on even playing field with the view you get if you climb the Matterhorn, which is a mountain in the Alps. And that's saying something.
I'm 18. I'm not a frequent traveler and I've only been to Luzern once, but it was something I'll never forget.