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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. Make Altstadt Luzern part of your personalized Lucerne itinerary using our Lucerne trip itinerary builder.
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  • Worth visiting for the façades of the houses painted with picturesque decorations, fountains and features really corners.
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  • It is very interesting to explore the historic town of Lucerne by the architecture that is, buildings of 3 floors, with painted walls tell the story of the wasn't or the city.
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  • There are many large metropolitan areas, but the gorgeous architecture, old buildings and places in the region to look good. Fun to see every alley cruisers
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  • 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.
  • Lucerne's old town by itself inspires. Beautiful architecture, fountain ...
  • Most beautifull old town, fantastic!
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