Lucerne is the capital of, and most populous city in, the Swiss canton of Lucerne. It is located in central Switzerland on the shores of Lake Lucerne, around 400 kilometers from Zurich and Basel, it has a population of about 81,691 people as of January 2018.
It's beautiful and historic and fun, so much so that some people call it the "Swiss Disney." But there's more to Lucerne than just being a tourist destination: the city has been important in politics and religion for centuries. So let's take a look at what makes this place so special!