The panoramic views of the mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn surround the enamouring city of Lucerne, known for its picturesque beauty, souvenir and watch shops. Situated on the Lake Lucerne, the city is considered to be the gateway of central Switzerland, and stuns its visitors with its scenic rapture. Immortalized by Mark Twain, the city is collage of “Alpine crystals, photographs of scenery, and wooden and ivory carvings”. Walk through its Chapel Bridge and you shall encounter Swiss history through atleast 100 pictures of 12th century city life. The chimes of Clock Tower will fill the air with its music thereby rendering a romantic note to the city. The city has preserved its ancient relics in the form of Museggmauer, a wall built between 1350 and 1408, along the north side of Lucerne's old town with nine towers built in distinctive styles. Lucerne is pedestrian and bike friendly, one can almost travel the whole city on foot or cycle contributing to its charm. Modern Lucerne is filled with eminent conductors, soloists and orchestras which appear at the annual music festival. If you are visiting this city, do visit its Mount Pilatus which can be ascended through world's steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad or by cable-car in three sections from Kriens. Being a famous tourist destination; the city offers a wide range of accommodation with a plethora of hotels in and around. Park Hotel Weggis, Art Deco Hotel Monatana, Palace Luzern, Radisson Blu Hotel, The Chedi Andermatt, Grand Hotel National LuZern are some of the hotels in the city peeping overlooking its exquisite beauty.