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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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  • A beautiful original part of Lucerne, with spectacular buildings and facades around every corner. Mainly traffic free, this area is well worth a visit  more »
  • There is lots to see in the old town. There is a market on Saturday (and one other day) with fresh vegetables, fish and more. Some of the 9 towers are accessible after a bit of climb.  more »
  • If your interest lies in taking a trip back through history, then the Old Town in Lucerne is an absolute must. We never once tired of walking through the whole of the Old Town over the course of a day...  more »
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  • Shopping, dining, history and unbelievable architecture from 14th century if not longer.
  • 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!
  • Amazing!