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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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  • The old town of Lucerne is extremely rich in every detail. It offers charming flower Collections. Anyway, beautiful, Valley loooong trip.
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  • Lying to the north of the river are the fantastic Old Town streets of Lucerne. These feature lovely buildings with the typical Swiss architecture. Perhaps most disappointing is that it doesn't live up...  more »
  • Lucerne is perhaps the prettiest Swiss city and the Old Town is the prettiest part. What struck me is how the "old town" is basically lots of old buildings with lots of new, fancy shops. I was expecti...  more »
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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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