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“A delightful place to explore”
Review of Old Town Lucerne

Old Town Lucerne
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$143.53*
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Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway...
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$19.00*
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Official Guided City Tour of Lucerne
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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
Ranked #5 of 88 things to do in Lucerne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I spent an afternoon with my family in the Old Town of Luzern during a short trip to Zurich in April 2013. We explored the Old Town and made time to climb up to the Löwendenkmal (lion monument) as well as up onto the city walls and into one of the watch towers (complete with enormous clock) before descending into the Old Town proper and its quaint streets, frescoed houses and pretty squares. We would have liked longer in Luzern (it was late afternoon before we arrived into the Old Town streets and the shops weren't far off closing) but we weren't there for shopping - and so were happy to find a lovely bar / restaurant on the river where we could relax as the sun went down with Aperol Spritz and a plate of ham / cheese / olives. We could have worn fur coats to keep us warm if we'd wanted! Altogether a delightful place to explore.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Quite a nice little place. All accessible by foot. There are maps available with well posted walks to follow. Well presented town, clean and safe. Remarkably not a great number of places to eat at so choose early. We enjoyed it, especially by the water. Be sure to walk and see the Lion sculpture as well, very moving.

Thank MadCapt
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Surprisingly little in the way of bars and restaurants; mostly watch and penknife shops! Do climb up to the old walls, and if feeling brave (and don't get vertigo) climb one of the towers.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We took a day trip to Lucerne from Zurich. It's an easy and scenic 50 minute ride from Zurich to Lucerne.
Be sure to cross the bridge from the new town to the old town. If you visit the Visitor Information Centre located inside the train station, they will be able to give you a map and any direction you may need. Make time to sit down, drink a coffee, eat a pastry and watch the world go by.

3  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The best way to enjoy this part of the city was walking. Walk through the beautiful building, with very nice view surround you. And also some shop around. Do it in the afternoon as in the winter time the weather was not comfortable to stay outside for a bit long.

Thank Masrura R
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