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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  • It is really very lovely experience to walk around in the old town, well maintained, many cafes and shops. 
    It is really very lovely experience to walk around in the old town, well maintained, many cafes and shops.  more »
  • A great place to walk around in the evening surrounded by beautiful buildings with great shops and cafes. 
    A great place to walk around in the evening surrounded by beautiful buildings with great shops and cafes.  more »
  • The old town of Lucerne is beautiful, but be prepared for the high cost of everything in Switzerland. 
    The old town of Lucerne is beautiful, but be prepared for the high cost of everything in Switzerland.  more »
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  • Good hotel. The staff was friendly and the room was very clean. The location is great! The only gripes we had were: 1) no air conditioning. This is the case everywhere in Switzerland, even on public transportation. We came here in July during 85+ degree weather and it was pretty uncomfortable. Prepare to sweat! The building remained relatively cool though and they did include multiple fans, so that’s nice. 2) The breakfast was not included and cost 100 CHF for 2 days per room. 3) Everything around this hotel closed very early or did not open at all during the time we were there. To get some stuff from the pharmacy we had to walk to the train station, which is 12 minutes away, because there was not even a convenience store open anywhere around the hotel. Pretty weird for a touristy area.
  • Great location in the heart of the old town. Room was nice and breakfast exceptional. Only negative was due to noise. A street market in the square at the front, was setting up very early in the morning. Not the fault of the hotel.
  • Do *not* stay here in the summer months. Rooms were sweltering, with little or no A/C. Fans were provided, but they didn’t have much effect. Every member of our family had trouble sleeping, including some who are usually quite heat-tolerant. Maybe it would have been better on the lower floors, but do yourself a favour and don’t leave it up to chance: stay elsewhere.
  • Very nice and clean rooms, and friendly staff. They had an ice maker that really helped deal with the summer heat! The location is also very convenient: a short walk away from the train station, restaurants, and shopping areas, but can be quite noisy in the early mornings.
  • The location is great. Because this is a 3-star hotel, you will not have air conditioning in your room. That being said, the room was quite nice and spacious.

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