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Lucerne - Old Town private walking Tour

1. Lucerne - Old Town private walking Tour

Start your tour at the beautiful Torbogen Luzern railway station dating back to the 19th century. As we walk, we will first step on the bridge known as Spreuer bridge which is one of the two surviving wooden bridges in Lucerne. One of the most striking features of this bridge are the paintings done by Caspar Meglinger between 1625 and 1635 known as Danse Macabre. As we continue, you will walk by the park with beautiful lake views known as the Promenade. You will then visit the Hofkirche (Church of Saint Leodegar), a very picturesque location. The architecture of this building is a blend of Renaissance and Gothic styles. Here, you will see impressive artwork such as the murals. As we move on, you will see the Bourbaki Panorama, a painting which depicts the retreat of the French army. Next, you will see the controversial Lion Monument which is dedicated to Swiss soldiers who died during the French revolution. The monument has also been described by the famous author Mark Twain as the most mournful and moving stone in the world. Near the monument, you will walk by the Glacier garden boasting natural history. We will then move on to the Chapel bridge, which is amongst the two surviving wooden bridges spanning the river Reuss. Here, you will see paintings from the 17th century. Also, you will have the chance to visit the St. Peter's Chapel. It was restored following a fire. Next, you will come across the town hall. You will then continue on to squares known as Weinmarkt and Mühlenplatz offering you great places to take photographs.

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