Lucerne is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country. Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name. With a population of about 81,057 people (as of 2013), Lucerne is the most populous town in Central Switzerland, and a nexus of economics, transportation, culture, and media of this region. The city's urban area consists of 17 municipalities and towns located in three different cantons with an overall population of about 250,000 people (as of 2007).
Owing to its location on the shores of Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldst?ttersee) and its outflow, the river Reuss, within sight of the mounts Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne has long been a destination for tourists. One of the city's famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge (German: Kapellbr?cke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century.
The official language of Lucerne is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
Lake Lucerne is a 1039 acre lake located in Forest County. It has a maximum depth of 73 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Trout and Walleye. The lake's water clarity is very clear.
Lucerne Campground is located on the shore of Flaming Gorge Reservoir at an elevation of 6,100 feet. Boating, fishing and water skiing are popular activities.
The campground is situated in a high desert landscape with sagebrush and a few scattered trees. Natural shade is minimal. Typical weather ranges from warm days to cool nights.
Fishing, boating, canoeing, water skiing and swimming are popular activities on the lake. Campers are offered the convenience of an adjacent boat ramp, marina and fish cleaning station. Lucerne Marina has boat rentals, fuel, slips, fishing licenses, bait and groceries.
Lake Lucerne is located in Maple Valley, Washington. The lake is 16 acres in size with a mean depth of 18 feet; and with a maximum depth 37 feet. The watershed is 403 acres in size and includes drainage from adjacent Pipe Lake. Pipe Lake is partially located in both Covington and Maple Valley, Washington. The lake is 52 acres in size with a mean depth of 27 feet; and with a maximum depth 65 feet. The watershed is 314 acres in size and drains to Lake Lucerne.
Located in the small Northern California community of Lucerne, nestled in the hills surrounding the north shore of Clear Lake, Marymount’s newest campus offers a unique opportunity for local residents to complete their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in their own community, as well as allowing our upper-division and graduate students from the Southern California campus to advance or complete their academic degrees at the beautiful Lake County campus.
At first, the town of Lucerne followed the pattern set by R&P's earlier company towns in Jefferson County. The houses at Lucerne, like those built at Ernest in 1903, were constructed by the Hyde-Murphy Company of Ridgeway, Pennsylvania. At its peak in the mid-1920s, Lucerne contained 50 single houses, 195 double houses, a doctor's office, company store, and a large steel grandstand to accommodate the crowds who came to see the Lucerne ball team in action. In addition to the miners' houses, there was also a group of "officials' houses" called "The Shaft," located just off the present highway behind 84 Lumber.