Altstadt Luzern, Lucerne

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One of Switzerland's best-preserved medieval quarters, Altstadt Luzern attracts visitors with its maze of narrow streets, cobbled passages, and public squares. Located just north of the Reuss River and surrounded by the remains of Lucerne's medieval city walls and towers, the old quarter features an idyllic lakeside promenade flanked by a string of half-timbered buildings with elaborately decorated fronts. The pedestrianized Old Town contains most of the city's major cultural attractions, including the oldest wooden footbridge in Europe. This easily recognizable landmark serves as a convenient starting point for sightseeing tours. Before you head to Lucerne, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lucerne day trip planning website , to make sure you see all that Lucerne has to offer, including Altstadt Luzern.
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  • Beautiful old town, from the medieval period. Buildings with many ornaments, decorated with paintings of the era. Houses of colors, narrow streets. Miss a time between its streets and enjoy the ride worthwhile. Recommended from the bridge to the wall.
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  • Many streets which leads to unique homes and is of course to the various shops, everyone satisfied.
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  • As old European towns go, Luzern is pretty much average. Some interesting architecture, some interesting history. Definitely walkable.  more »
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  • You should see the altstadt and wander around the streets if you go to Luzern.
  • Always a nice walk thru the old town to browse!
  • Love to walk around n sightseeing
  • We immensely enjoyed walking in altstadt Luzern. The streets were very clean, and there were many interesting things to see. Most everything is closed on Sundays though.
  • Shopping, dining, history and unbelievable architecture from 14th century if not longer.

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Where to stay in Lucerne

Small, historical Lucerne is big in its accommodation offerings. Surrounding the bay are plenty of mid-range and upscale hotels for those looking to splurge, putting you right downtown with easy access to sights, bars, and restaurants. If your budget is tight, look into the handful of guesthouses in the city. There are limited hostels available, and they tend to be a bit farther from the city core. Be sure to book in advance to avoid missing out.
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