We found it reasonable for a few days stopover to Austria and Germany.
If you are driving, be sure to purchase a vignette (sticker for the car windshield) at a gas station before you cross the border.
I chose Lucerne because I was interested in a compact city that was more natural beauty, less business hub. And, I was really interested in seeing the covered bridges with their ornate paintings. I have many other places in this amazing country on the list. But, this was a great start.
Beautiful Alps, Lakes, and awesome chocolate await!
The Lion Monument is a beautiful rock relief that commemorates the Swiss Guards that were massacred in 1792.