7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland

Articles Aug 05, 2020 13:03

Travel to the beautiful old town of Lucerne, you will realize that this place is very well preserved, making you think you are far away from the modern world.

Stroll through the streets of the old town of Lucerne, Switzerland, and you will find the atmosphere here is extremely romantic, with beautiful architecture, stunning statues, fountains, bridges...

There are many shops in every corner, chocolate shops, clothing shops, eateries, various restaurants and bars. One of the main attractions here is the Chapel Bridge, which offers an unforgettable view of the old town from the water. Other attractions include the Old Town Hall, St Peter's Chapel and more... waiting for you to explore.

This place is the perfect choice for couples, wandering tourists or families with children. If you decide to come here, don't worry about getting lost in the narrow streets, you won't be disappointed. There is hardly any transportation here and it can only be experienced by walking.

7 places you must visit in the old town of Lucerne

Chapel Bridge on the Reuss River

7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland
7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland

As the most famous tourist attraction in Lucerne, the bridge has a ceiling lined with 17th-century paintings illustrating the history of Lucerne.

Chapel Bridge was built in 1333 as part of a 204 m long defensive structure. Unfortunately, many beautiful paintings were destroyed in a fire in 1993. This place is free to enter and from here you can see the beauty of the old town on the river.

Wasserturm

7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland

This is a water tower looking towards Lake Lucerne. It is also one of the iconic sights of the old town of Lucern. This tower on the Reus River is a must visit in the old town of Lucerne.

Church of St. Leodegar

The Church of St. Leodegar is considered the most important Renaissance-style church in Switzerland. It is a former Benedictine monastery dating from the 8th century. It was destroyed by a fire in 1633, except for the two Roman towers.

Lion Monument

7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland

Mark Twain described the Lucerne’s Lion Monument as the saddest and most moving rock in the world. Carved directly on a huge rock, this lion is definitely a special sight. This is a memorial to the Swiss Guards who lost their lives in Paris when defending the French King Louis XVI during the Insurrection of 10 August 1792.

The streets in the old town

7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland

You should take a moment to get lost in the old town of Lucerne, admire its painted façade, or sit at one of the alfresco restaurants and cafes near the Reuss River.

Lucerne is a maze of narrow streets, picturesque squares, impressive churches and ornate historic buildings.

Make sure to spend some time visiting some of its most charming squares, including Weinmarkt - where you can see Lucerne's most beautiful fountain, Mühlenplatz - the largest square of the town, Kornmarkt - home to Lucerne's Renaissance town hall, and Hirschenplatz - with its picturesque traditional houses.

Musegg Wall

7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland

This is a defensive wall built around the old town in the 14th century. It is one of the longest and best-preserved buildings in Switzerland. Today, you can walk on parts of the wall and visit three of its nine towers.

But one of the main reasons for coming here is to admire the magnificent views of Lucerne, the lake and the majestic mountains.

Needle Dam

7 best places to visit in the peaceful town of Lucerne, Switzerland

The Needle Dam has protected Lucerne from floods since the 19th century. Considered a historical site, this unique structure modifies the lake's water level through a manual process that is still used today. It's really impressive and definitely worth a look if you're in the old town of Lucerne.

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