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Old Town Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 41 227 17 17
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lucerne, Switzerland
+41 41 227 17 17
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lucern is a great town to walk around the old town. Lots of interesting streets with restaurants and pretty old buildings. Easy walking

Thank djhallett
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun place to walk around and enjoy the beautiful sights of Lucerne. Lots of shops. Nice in the evenings as well.

Thank skd22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old Town is a fairly compact section of Lucerne right off the River Reuss. It is a nice mix of Medieval building covered with allegorical paintings , fountains and architecture. It is easy to traverse and dotted with fun restaurants, brewery/ pubs and shops.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved walking around the area, looking at the many murals that cover building walls. However, our full day there was a Sunday and the shops were closed. It looked like good shopping but I cannot confirm :-).

Thank Kathe S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of our favorite cities in Switzerland. A beautiful old town to walk around and soak in the sites. The views and sunsets from the bridges over the Reuss river was fantastic.

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very relaxing spot for a vacation. Lot of nice restaurants and cafes by the lake or bridge to choose from. Easy walking to everywhere and the train station is centrally located. Safe town, great for couple and families!

Thank kww31
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very lively old town with lots of restaurants and excellent views overlooking Lake Lucerne. One of the spots for Bollywood movie shooting, if you like. Plan a nice dinner if you can or just walk around to get the feel of the place.

Thank Rainbow4657
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did a walking tour with a guide. Great insight into the long, rich history of Old Town. Historic yet modern and traditional shops. Good cafes.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is not something extra ordinary but like other old town in European countries like Germany. If you go Lucerne it s worth to see Shops , restaurants , cafe you can arrange for lunch or dinner there. And window shopping.

Thank Alireza123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many picturesque and historical buildings and sites within the Old Town. Do check out the Musegg Towers north of the main tourist sites, as they are worth exploring and provide a great view from their towers.

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If I only have time to visit Bern or Lucerne which would y o u pick and why?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Kirti M | Reviewed this property |
I haven't visited bern... but Lucerne is good laid back place with lots of places surrounding it to visit and also can enjoy nightlife in Lucern
My son got an accident just 10 days before our trip starts and can't walk independently...can we get a stroller or wheel chair in the tourist places and stations like Lucerne, titlis, Jungfrau etc. and are these places,public transport are friendly to travel for a stroller bound kid ? he is 8 yrs and about 30kgs..we have already purchased Swiss pass for 4 days and travelling between 13 to 16 May.
1 May 2017|
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Response from zsazsazoomzoom | Reviewed this property |
Hi, maybe, some of the streets are HARD walking. cobblestones. So if you stick to the main drag....
Hello, I am planning to visit Lucerne this coming May. Will a puffer jacket, a light sweater and a pair of walking rubber shoes be suitable for a walking tour around the town?
7 January 2017|
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Response from SarahEBI | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be more than fine with a puffy jacket, light sweater, and good shoes. I've lived here for three years and visited previously to that and never had to wear a hat and gloves in May. Light layers would be... More