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Secrets of Old Town Lucerne - Free walking tour
A city tour guide, mountain guide and e-bike guide based in Lucerne, Switzerland. I have a Master's and Bachelor's degree in History, and I'm passionate about showing others my amazing city! After travelling all over the world, I fell in love with Lucerne and settled here in 2018. Having once been a tourist here myself, I know how overwhelming the Old Town can be - there's so much to see and so much to learn about! Now as a local, I love sharing my passion for this amazing city with others. :)
Welcome to Lucerne!
Join me on a walking tour to see the highlights of Lucerne's beautiful, historic Old Town.
You'll discover the secret histories and hidden meanings behind the attractions of old Lucerne, starting from the world-famous Chapel Bridge and looping through the Old Town to the Rittersche Palace and stunning Jesuit Church.
Along the way you'll learn about Lucerne, the 'The City of Lights' - you'll visit picturesque bridges, formidable towers, unique churches, intricate fountains, vibrant market squares, and twisting alleyways.
Book this tour and enjoy!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Bahnhofstrasse 7, 6003 Luzern, Switze...Bahnhofstrasse 7, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
Meet me at the entrance to the Chapel Bridge ('Kapellbrücke' in German), on the south bank of the river. I'll be wearing a black cap and an orange backpack, and carrying a folder!
Beautiful 3D relief map - the perfect overview of the city.
The infamous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. Photo ops, exquisite paintings, and dark stories.
3Outside visitRosengart Platz
The north bank of the Reuss with views of Rigi and Pilatus.
A square full of secrets.
Stunning painted fountain with layer upon layers of hidden meaning.
The old Corn Market, now a lively Old Town square.
7Outside visitRathaus Stadt Luzern
The old town hall and attached tower.
8Outside visitUnter der Egg
The home of Karnival, with stunning, easy-to-miss murals.
Passage of the guild members, hidden away in Lucerne's back streets.
Wine market or fish market? Either way, this sqaure has incredible murals that need to be explained!
The oldest fountain in Old Town, with it's own secret history.
12Outside visitHotel des Balances
Stunning photo opportunity, with layers of secrets hidden in the artwork.
Once the industrial heart of the town, now a thriving bar district.
... aka the Bridge of Death. Cryptic 17thC paintings and a hidden chapel.
15Outside visitNadelwehr Luzern
The needle dam on the Reuss.
16Free admissionGovernment Buildings of Canton Lucerne
The Rittischer Palast - stunning Italian facade and a little-known entrance leading to the heart of government.
17Free admissionjesuit church
The utterly unique Jesuit Church, inside and out.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).