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Switzerland Lucerne Hotel Monopol

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A: SBB-Intercity Train

by Willy Kaemena, 70 meters away

Lucerne Train Station with SBB double deck Intercity Train set

SBB-Intercity Train

B: Lucerne Train Station

by Willy Kaemena, 80 meters away

Lucerne Train Station

Lucerne Train Station

C: lucerne bahnhofplatz

by Markus Kaeppeli, 100 meters away

The old railway station of Lucerne burnt down in 1971. It took some time until 1991 for the construct...

lucerne bahnhofplatz

D: Lucerne Train Station

by Willy Kaemena, 110 meters away

Narrow gauge trains in Lucerne train station July 2008

Lucerne Train Station

E: Bicycles at Station

by Willy Kaemena, 110 meters away

Bicycle parking facilities at Lucerne Train Station

Bicycles at Station

F: Historic Station Portal

by Willy Kaemena, 110 meters away

1971 the Lucerne train station burned completely down. As a reminder this portal stands now in front ...

Historic Station Portal

G: Switzerland Lucerne Bahnhofplatz Nord

by Markus Kaeppeli, 120 meters away

Switzerland Lucerne Bahnhofplatz Nord

H: SBB Intercity Train

by Willy Kaemena, 140 meters away

Upper level of Swiss Intercity train

SBB  Intercity Train

I: Luzern Kapell Brücke

by Willy Kaemena, 170 meters away

Luzern Kapell Brücke über die Reuss

Luzern Kapell Brücke

J: Boat landing at Luzern

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 180 meters away

Winter photo at the boat landing in Lucerne, Switzerland. From the dock, you can see the old city on ...

Boat landing at Luzern

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