Lucerne - Old Town Idyll between Chapel Bridge and Water Tower
A fantastic old town, numerous sights and cultural delights: Lucerne has everything to offer to make your trip to the canton of Lucerne an unforgettable experience! With about 80,000 inhabitants, the city is one of the larger cities in Switzerland.
Lucerne is the social and cultural center of the canton and attracts with great and traditional festivals and events, such as the Lucerne Carnival or the Lucerne Festival!
The old town, with its winding streets and charming dining options, also offers excellent and well-equipped accommodations and small city hotels, where it is best to reside in the center of Lucerne. Add to that the impressive Alpine panorama, the cozy bays and pubs on Lake Lucerne, and the city's great sights - a treat for any city break!
Another highlight worth exploring is the Musegg Wall. Built in the Middle Ages as a stalwart city fortification, the wall is now the longest preserved city wall in Switzerland, with around 870 meters and nine towers still standing.
On a guided tour, you can visit a section of the Musegg Wall between the Nölli and Männli towers every day between 8:00 and 19:00.
What can you do during your stay in Lucerne?
In Lucerne there is a lot to discover and experience in a small area! In the Bruchquartier for example - the trendy district of Lucerne - you will find small stores selling local handicrafts next to great and modern restaurants or cafes! The in quarter of Lucerne used to be an important trading center and is now the vibrant center of the new Lucerne.
On a guided city tour you will visit the numerous sights of the city and learn more about the city's history: exciting facts and figures await you! Especially worth seeing are the old train station, the Franciscan Church, the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument.
A visit to the old town promises quiet and relaxing hours. In the car-free zone there are great wine markets where you can enjoy excellent and regional wines. The historical ambience and a glass of wine round off a perfect day in Lucerne!