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Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

1. Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

Your local guide will welcome you at the reception of your hotel in Lucerne before briefing you on the route on a city map and providing all the information you need about your tour. You will then depart to the Bourbaki Museum, where your guide will provide you with historical information about it. Following this, you will continue to the Lion Monument, which represents a dying lion and commemorates the fallen Swiss mercenaries who died in the storm of the Royal Palace in the turmoil of the French Revolution. A walk of about 10 minutes will take you to the hill of the Musegg Wall, the still preserved part of the outer city fortification of medieval Lucerne. You will visit the "Schirmerturm" and the "Zeitturm" with its clockwork from the late Middle Ages. You will learn interesting facts about Swiss history, the wars of liberation, the territorial expansion policy and the armed neutrality that still applies today. After encountering the city center, you will have the chance to visit the wine market which hosts the city's oldest fountain. You’ll drink pure Pilatus spring water and learn from your city guide why the old town well flows the best water in the city of Lucerne. Afterwards, continue through the legendary Furrengasse to Peterskapelle, the first church in the city of Lucerne, which dates back to the founding of the city in the 12th century. You will stroll across the world-famous Chapel Bridge to the other river side of the historic center. Afterwards, visit the Jesuit Church and visit this first baroque church in Switzerland from the inside (except during church services). Just a few steps further on you will reach the cantonal government building, the former Ritter's Palace and the city's most imposing Renaissance palazzos. During your visit, you will see the courtyard with the loggias and marvel at the beautiful stone carvings of the unfortunate stonemason "Hans von Trient". You can then enjoy the presentation of the seven paintings which show the Dance of Death (Danse Macabre). This famous Renaissance art work was created around 1610 by Jakob von Wyl.

Lucerne: Private Architectural Walking Tour

2. Lucerne: Private Architectural Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Lucerne's rich architectural scene on this private tour with a local guide. Discover the most impressive buildings in the city and learn about the history behind each of them on this educational walk. Join your guide on an adventure to discover the beauty and history of the city and find out more about Swiss culture from a local perspective. During your tour, become better acquainted with the local architecture and discover how it has changed over the years while still retaining its unique character. You will also discover secret anecdotes about the iconic Musegg wall and the breathtaking KKL Luzern building.

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What people are saying about Musegg Wall

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

He was knowledgeable guide. However his social skills were lacking. He asked us the met in the lobby at 7:50 am and we were all waiting for him. He never went around the lobby to see If our group was there. He never called my name. I finally went to the front desk and the receptionist said he was sitting in the corner. After we left the hotel he was walking 30 meters in front of everyone. He could have been explaining to everyone the days activities. He seemed rather unfriendly. Once the tour started he was better.

Well-founded, exciting city tour with great, original insights into bygone times and many references to derails, which now have a completely different meaning. Many thanks to our city guide Ralf

Ralf made the tour a unique experience for us. We can warmly recommend them!

We had a great time and enjoyed our walk learning about the city.