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Luzern, the Tourist Capital of Switzerland

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Luzern, the Tourist Capital of Switzerland

By Habib Al Souleiman

The City, the Lake, the Mountains and world-class Education?
The cosmopolitan City of Lucerne (Luzern in the German language) and the surrounding countryside, is home to 350,000 people. It is a world-famous region of culture, tourism and outstanding natural beauty.

Lucerne is a mayor European destination for visitors from around the world. Every day thousands of tourists stroll around beautiful center of the City, enjoy the world-class shopping or looking at the many sights, like the 13th century wooden bridge across the mouth of the lake, the many fine churches and museums, or visits the state of the arts concert hall, that has reputably on of the best acoustics in Europe.

Tripadvisor voted Lucerne as the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world in 2010.

It has been voted in the international press to be among the most desirable places for expatriates to live and work (25% of the population is from abroad). What makes Lucerne so attractive for our foreign residents is the international environment, the many cultural events, excellent hotels and restaurants, touristic and sporting activities.

Although Lucerne is traditionally known as a tourist destination, but is a little known fact, also a center of higher education for over 15,000 national and international students from more than 150 countries. This is one of the reasons why the city fathers offer free Internet in the City center to all students, and the whole population.

Universities and Schools

University of Lucerne
Description. German Language Swiss University.
Location: City Center
Programs: ethnology, history, Social and Communication Sciences, Jewish Studies, cultural Studies, philosophy, political science, political Economy, Jurisprudence, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Sociology, theology

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Description: German Language Swiss University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Location: City Center
Programs: Engineering and Architecture, economy, social Work, Art and Design, music

BHMS - Business & Hotel Management School
Description: English Language Hotel School.
Location: City Center
Programs: Undergraduate-, graduate- and post-graduate studies in the fields of culinary, hospitality, hotel management, business and global management.

Benedict & BVS School
Description: German Language Business and Language School. Established in 1928.
Location: City Center
Programs: Commercial business management programs undergraduate- (German) and graduate level (English). IT apprenticeships, ancillary health programs in German and language education.

Higher Professional School for Hospitality and Tourism (Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern)
Description: German Language Hotel School. Diploma studies in the field of hotel and restaurant management.
Location: City Center
Programs: Hotel Management

Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
Description: English Language Culinary School.
Location: City Center
Programs: Diploma studies in the fields of culinary operations.

IMI International Hotel Management Institute - IMI University Centre
Description: English Language Hotel School
Location: Located outside the city in the village of Kastanienbaum.
Programs: Undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies in the fields of tourism, events- and restaurant and hotel management.

HTMi - Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland
Description: English Language Hotel School
Location: Located outside the city in the village of Srenberg
Programs: Hotel-, Tourism-, Events- & Restaurant- Management School

One of the best Cities in one of the best Countries
Lucerne is one of the safest places in the world. A 2007 survey from the largest Newspaper BLICK, ranked Lucerne first as the cleanest, as well as the safest city with the highest level in social care among all other Swiss cities. And Switzerland is perennially ranked in the top 3 "best countries" list making living and studying in Switzerland a wonderful experience and excellent opportunity for a top education.

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