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Old Town Lucerne

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Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
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41412271717
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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So much to see, great shopping

We stayed in the old town and it was wonderful. There are lots of shops and restaurants hidden in the back streets and the statues , fountains , bridges and beautiful. Walk up to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the old town and it was wonderful. There are lots of shops and restaurants hidden in the back streets and the statues , fountains , bridges and beautiful. Walk up to the top of the old town where the old castle walls are it's a beautiful view and the walls are lovely.great views of Lucerne.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are plenty of shops to explore as you walk through this area. The buildings all look marvellous and you will not be bored if you choose to spend time here. There are plenty of places to buy chocolate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A most beautiful and charming city where we walked for miles! Lucerne means Light in Latin. The Chapel bridge, built in 1333 is the stunning landmark. The bridge was burnt and later rebuilt. The view and reflection of the bridge is simply breathtaking! If you are a watch lover, this old city is a must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a hotel in the old town (altstadt), and it was easy to walk from our hotel to throughout the old part of the city. There is a nice variety of shops within this walking only district. One can wander a bit up some of the stairs to the north and end up by the old city wall.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are high end shops and there are small souvenir shops and chocolaterie. The nice thing is that theres a lake at the middle so even walking can be refreshing in winter. But one has to have good rubber shoes. You will do a lot of walking here and its full of cobblestones everywhere !

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful at any time of the day. Old town Lucerne is so quaint and incredibly pretty. It's lovely just to wander through the streets exploring and looking at the different places and old architecture. You can then get an ice-cream or coffee on the side of the waterways.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you allow the time to walk through the Old Town. There are lots of interesting shops, restaurants and bars as well as interesting monuments, churches and other points of interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there are lots of tourists in Lucerne, roaming around the streets of Old Town is a very gratifying experience, especially among couples. Definitely a European architecture, old town has lots to offer including its cafes, restaurants and luxurious shops. There is an unmistakable charm about it that kept me coming back to it. I highly recommend it for couples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful city! Probably one of the prettiest cities in Switzerland. Fantastic for walking around and taking pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucerne is a gorgeous city and very easy to navigate through. The main train station is typical Swiss - efficient and everything is always on time. From the train station, there is a short walk to the lake shore, and beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Also close to the train station, are two incredible old covered wooden... More 

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