A versed shooter still had his hands tremble while shooting an apple off his son’s head, a great test of his life, given to him by Gessler as a chance to spare himself from death, sentenced to him for refusing to bow to a symbol of the Austrian authority. Though William Tell surpassed it, but he is now to spend his newly won life in a dungeon as a consequence for drawing out an extra bolt for Gussler in case he failed to pass the greatest test of his life. Bound in rigging, William Tell is now being transported to Gessler’s castle at Küssnacht, the Ship is floating towards its destination when suddenly it gets blustery on the lake Lucerne. An indication of a storm, a plan set by God for Tell’s escape, another chance, or so he thought. Soldiers hurled into fear by storm unbounded Tell, expecting him to save the Ship but instead he leapt to his escape through rocks, a site known today as Tellsplatte (“Tell’s slab”) and later became the hero of the freedom movement against political oppression. Lake Lucerne and surrounding town is the area where these events occurred or so the legend says.
Other Than the center of this folk lore mentioned in the influential operas of Gioachino Rossini and the great theatrical play by Schiller, Lake Lucerne also has a special significance for being home to the Rütli meadow where the oath of Swiss Confederation was sworn. It is also called the heart of Switzerland for being surrounded by the four forested cantons. Now, after knowing all this it goes without mentioning that your trip to Switzerland is incomplete without a visit to the historic town of Lucerne and its lake.
This fjord-like lake has very Swiss conformed scenery with majestic peaks in the backdrop whose bottoms are covered with thick forests coming down to the shore of the lake, typical yet significant. Discover the tales of this town speckled in the town’s cobbled streets, local museums and churches, visit the monument of Dying Lion which commemorates the massacre of Swiss guards during the French Revolution, but most recommended is a serene cruise ride across the Lake, followed by a panoramic train trip in William Tell Express, which almost seems like a diorama set against the beautiful Alps of Lucerne.
This train will take you through the beautiful valleys and villages surrounding Lucerne. It will also climb through St. Gotthard mountain range and run through the Gotthard railway tunnel which is considered to be an engineering marvel.
Lake Lucerne is a famous day trip, only 1 hour train journey away from Zurich. Red Apple Apartments offer centrally located Apartments in Zurich with trendy cafes and bars and exuberant shopping areas around, just find yourself a perfect holiday home by visiting our huge list of apartments so you can experience this historical city along with many other momentous towns of Switzerland from the comfort of a home.