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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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  • We will find homes with their painted facades and numerous bridges that you move to medieval times. Places full of charm with rococo and sources where people gather in their bars.
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  • I was there just for a day. I took a training from Basel and got down at the train station in Lucerne. The place can pretty much be covered on foot and that's what I did. I grabbed a map of the place ...  more »
  • Old town Lucerne is a beautiful place to spent an afternoon wandering. Stunning "chocolate box" style buildings, narrow cobbled lanes and a wide variety of places to eat, drink & shop. The shopping te...  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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