It has been a while since I last virtually took you around Luzern. Way too long! For that reason, I took my camera with me when I went for a walk around the Triebschen neighbourhood few days ago. I snapped some photos of this lovely area I would now like to share with you.
German name for Lake Lucerne is der Vierwaldstättersee, French is Lac des Quatre-Cantons, Italian Lago dei Quattro Cantoni and Rhaeto-Romanic Lai dals Quatter Chantuns – all can be roughly translated as “the lake of the four cantons”.
Name of the Lake Luzern derives from the fact it borders on the four original Swiss cantons: Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden and Luzern.
As canton Unterwalden is now devided into two cantons: Obwalden and Nidwalden, the more accurate name of the lake Lucerne would be “the lake of five cantons.”
The shore of Lake Lucerne is 161,9 km long, which is approximately the same as the air distance between Budapest and Bratislava or Brussels and Amsterdam.
33 species of fishes lives in Lake Lucerne.
Luzern’s home Mount Pilatus was according to medieval legends once home of dragons with healing powers.
German composer Richard Wagner resided this villa on the shores of the Lake of Lucerne for six years. The building was later turned to museum dedicated to his time here.
The origins of the manor can be traced back to the 15th century when it was most likely owned and inhabited by the lords of Tripschen, a noble family who gave the name to this area of Luzern.
When Richard Wagner resided in Tribschen, he hosted some prominent figures of his time, for example composer Franz Liszt, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, architect Gottfried Semper and King Ludwig II of Bavaria.