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Revealing Lucerne: Self-Guided Audio City Tour

1. Revealing Lucerne: Self-Guided Audio City Tour

Embark on this captivating self-guided audio tour to discover all the key attractions of Lucerne. Among the highlights, you'll encounter: - iconic landmarks such as the Lion Monument and Water Tower; - prominent locations, including City Hall, Spreuer and Chapel Bridges, Ritterscher Palace and St. Peter’s Chapel; - vibrant spots like Weinmarkt and Hirschenplatz; - artistic delights with the Fritschi Fountain and Fritschi House; - historical buildings representing the Nölli Tower, together with the Jesuit, St. Leodegar, and Franciscan Churches. Beyond the well-known tourist attractions of Lucerne, you'll see over twenty distinctive frescoed houses. Prepare to be enchanted by a vibrant building that perfectly captures the festive spirit of carnival and feast your eyes on a monochromatic masterpiece portraying a dwarf engaged in the whimsical act of clysterizing the devil. In addition to the usual destinations explored by most tourists, this tour unveils the distinctive aspects of Lucerne, guiding you to places such as the former places of orphanage, prison, and executioner’s house. This experience is invaluable because it reveals not only the city's picturesque and celebratory side but also some of its lesser-known secrets typically kept from the public eye. Join us as we unveil more than just the city's main attractions – we'll take you on a journey through time, sharing tales of those who once called this place home. Uncover stories of individuals who amassed great wealth, navigated intense competition, engaged in political intrigues, sought entertainment, and extended a helping hand to others. We genuinely aspire for Lucerne to be a wellspring of inspiration for you, and this audio guide aims to shed light on its unique character. In addition to the standard tourist portrayal, you'll hear captivating stories, and delve into some of its sensitive and thought-provoking topics.

Luzern Elegance: Private City Walk and Panoramic Lake Cruise

2. Luzern Elegance: Private City Walk and Panoramic Lake Cruise

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of Luzern with our private city walking tour, unveiling the splendor of landmarks like Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, and the Old Town. Led by an local guide, delve into the city's rich history and culture. Then, elevate your experience with a panoramic one-hour lake cruise, offering unparalleled views of Lake Lucerne and its surrounding alpine beauty. This personalized journey seamlessly blends historical charm with scenic wonders, promising an unforgettable day in the heart of Switzerland

Lucerne - Old Town private walking Tour

3. 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.

Private Medieval Walk in the Historic Centre of Lucerne

4. Private Medieval Walk in the Historic Centre of Lucerne

The walk starts at the meeting point with the introduction of the Medieval Guide. Learn about his life and work. Listen to what he has to tell you about Diebold Schilling, Martinus Martini, Hans von Trient, Luzius Ritter and other important people of the blooming City and Republic of Lucerne. You get familiar with the first tourist map of Lucerne, the Martini Plan of 1597. The guide shows you the route of the walk on the map and describes the main attractions along the way. The itinerary takes you from the meeting point round the corner to the Kappelplatz (chapel square). You walk through the Furrengasse to the Kornmarkt to see the Lucerne measure units foot and elle. Then you walk through the Brandgässli and listen to the story of the riot of Lucerne. On Weinmarkt you learn about our weapons and war fare. You will find out why all European rulers wanted to have Swiss mercenary. On the lower Weinmarkt you see the location of the first court, pillory and execution place in Lucerne. You learn about our interrogation methods, punishment and witches. You have a short stop at the "Zöpfli", the number one riverside place to relax in the historic center of Lucerne. (You might come back to this place to have a refreshing foot bath in the river Reuss or to enjoy your own picnic. Ask the guide. He knows where to buy affordable food nearby). Then you cross the Reussbrücke, the first bridge in Lucerne, located at the most narrow point of the river. You pass the first Mint House and stop at the breathtaking medieval display window of the Suidtersche Pharmacy. Nex stop is the Ritterscher Palace. Listen to the thru story of the Ritterscher Palace and the outcome of the irregularities between the bad mayor and the sorry mason. Then you continue alongside the river and cross the Chapel Bridge to the Meeting Point. This is your last opportunity to ask questions to the guide, a handsome local. The tour is framed with pictures, to be seen on the guide's iPad or your own mobile device (needs own internet access). 

Revealing Lucerne: Self-Guided Reading City Tour

5. Revealing Lucerne: Self-Guided Reading City Tour

Embark on this captivating self-guided reading tour to discover all the key attractions of Lucerne. Among the highlights, you'll encounter: - iconic landmarks such as the Lion Monument and Water Tower; - prominent locations, including City Hall, Spreuer and Chapel Bridges, Ritterscher Palace and St. Peter’s Chapel; - vibrant spots like Weinmarkt and Hirschenplatz; - artistic delights with the Fritschi Fountain and Fritschi House; - historical buildings representing the Nölli Tower, together with the Jesuit, St. Leodegar, and Franciscan Churches. Beyond the well-known tourist attractions of Lucerne, you'll see over twenty distinctive frescoed houses. Prepare to be enchanted by a vibrant building that perfectly captures the festive spirit of carnival and feast your eyes on a monochromatic masterpiece portraying a dwarf engaged in the whimsical act of clysterizing the devil. In addition to the usual destinations explored by most tourists, this tour unveils the distinctive aspects of Lucerne, guiding you to places such as the former places of orphanage, prison, and executioner’s house. This experience is invaluable because it reveals not only the city's picturesque and celebratory side but also some of its lesser-known secrets typically kept from the public eye. Join us as we unveil more than just the city's main attractions – we'll take you on a journey through time, sharing tales of those who once called this place home. Uncover stories of individuals who amassed great wealth, navigated intense competition, engaged in political intrigues, sought entertainment, and extended a helping hand to others. We genuinely aspire for Lucerne to be a wellspring of inspiration for you, and this guide aims to shed light on its unique character. In addition to the standard tourist portrayal, you'll hear captivating stories, and delve into some of its sensitive and thought-provoking topics.

Luzern City Small-Group Tour incl. Lake Cruise

6. Luzern City Small-Group Tour incl. Lake Cruise

Join our intimate small-group walking tour through Luzern's city center, exploring its historical and cultural gems. Delve into the tales of Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, the Lion Monument and the Old Town with personalized insights from your guide. Following the city stroll, experience tranquility aboard a one-hour lake cruise on Lake Lucerne. Gaze upon Luzern's picturesque skyline from the serene waters, creating a perfect blend of urban exploration and scenic relaxation in this exclusive tour.

Enchanting Luzern: A Journey Through History and Beauty

7. Enchanting Luzern: A Journey Through History and Beauty

Your adventure begins at the iconic Chapel Bridge, one of Luzern's most famous landmarks. As you stroll across this historic wooden bridge adorned with stunning paintings, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of its medieval origins and the city's storied past, including how the bridge was once last forever. Next, wander through the charming Old Town, where cobblestone streets lead you past centuries-old buildings and lively squares. Marvel at the grandeur of the Renaissance-style Town Hall and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Weinmarkt, a bustling square surrounded by colorful facades and outdoor cafes. No visit to Luzern would be complete without a glimpse of its shimmering jewel – Lake Luzern. Pause along its tranquil shores to admire the crystal-clear waters framed by towering peaks, and perhaps capture a postcard-perfect photo to cherish forever. Continuing on, you'll encounter the awe-inspiring Lion Monument, a poignant symbol of Swiss history and courage. Find out how this controversial French Revolution monument came to pass. As your tour draws to a close, savor the panoramic vistas from the city's medieval walls, offering panoramic views of Luzern's enchanting skyline and the surrounding Swiss Alps. With its blend of history, natural beauty, and Swiss charm, our one-hour tour of Luzern promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you spellbound by this captivating city. Join us and uncover the magic of Luzern today! *tour subject to change based on group size and needs.

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What people are saying about Weinmarkt

Overall rating

5.0
(2 reviews)

Adrian was a wonderful tour guide. We saw everything on the walking tour and he had great local insights. The boat trip was a great way to end the day and I appreciated Adrian’s direction to be sure we had good seats!

Best tour guide ever, Ralph give our group the best tour, lost of information y great route. He was dressed like medieval times and brought prop weapons and explained how they used them. Excellent, I recommend 100%

Amazing tour! Ralf was a wonderful guide, very good storyteller and knew everything about the city's history. Would absolutely recommend this tour!

the guide was very informative and did not rush us. I highly recommend