Old Town, Lucerne Overview

The Old Town, located just North of the Reuss, is a beautiful part of the city which still preserves some it's oldest structures, houses and fountains.

The old town makes for a wonderful day out for a walk, exploring the city and admiring the architectural brilliance. It has several structures from the 14th century, painted in bright colours and made with timber frames. The Old Town is also home to St. Peter's Chapel, the oldest church in Lucerne. The Altes Rathaus, the old town hall, is located in the Kronmarkt. It's construction was started in 1602 and it was completed in 1606, in the Italian Renaissance style, which was popular at the time. The tower which can be seen adjacent to the town hall is from the 14th century, and is one of the 8 tall watch towers that existed on the wall of the Old Town towards the north.

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