The Ancient city of Lucerne is in north-central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of that country. Lucerne is the most populous city in Central Switzerland. Due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne, within sight of Mount 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 (Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century. Lucerne has been voted as one of the most-popular tourism destination in the world. Around Lake Lucerne are the Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, Water Spike - a unique sight where the so-called «spikes» are lowered into or withdrawn from the water manually to regulate the water level of Lake Lucerne.