Live camera showing Lucerne, a city in Switzerland
Lucerne, also known as Luzern, is a central Swiss city primarily inhabited by German speakers. It serves as the capital of the canton of Lucerne and is a key part of the eponymous district.
With an estimated population of around 82,000, Lucerne stands as the most densely populated city in Central Switzerland and functions as the hub for economics, transportation, culture, and media in the region. The city’s urban area encompasses 19 municipalities and towns, boasting a collective populace of approximately 220,000 individuals.
Situated along Lake Lucerne’s shores and near the Swiss Alps’ peaks like Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi, Lucerne has attracted tourists for years. A prominent city landmark is the Chapel Bridge, an ancient wooden structure first constructed in the 14th century.
While the official language is German, the prevalent spoken dialect is Lucerne German, a local variant of the Alemannic Swiss-German.