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3-Hour Essential Lucerne Photography Tour
"We aim to capture and explore as many historic and modern sights as possible the medieval world famous Chapel Bridge considered to be one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe; the Museggmauer a wall which has been preserved in its original well-fortified state; the many town squares with its frescoes at the heart of its car-free old town; the dramatic lion monument; and the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL) with a futuristic architecture designed by leading French architect Jean Nouvel.Photographer will help you get beautiful images while discovering the most charming Swiss city."""
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4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne
"Your tour itinerary is completely flexible and can be arranged with your private guide in advance. Below is a sample itinerary to give you a few ideas!Example tour itinerary:Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel and make your wa the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel is located. Enjoy the fantastic panorama to the city center across the Reuss river and the surrounding mountains. On the walk with your tour guide you'll continue towards the wooden ""Chapel bridge"" a 200m long pedestrian crossing bridge. Get informed about the history of the bridge with it's paintings. You'll continue the tour discovering the car-free innner city circle and the old town. Your tour guide will give you information about the houses and the former importance in 16th century. Walk across the ""Spreuer bridge"" the second wooden bridge and take a coffee break along the ""Reuss"" river. After the break the walk will continue along the city wall
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour Including Cable Car Ticket
"Visit the beautiful city of Lucerne as well as Engelberg and Mount Titlis on this day tour. First explore the cultural and historical sites of Lucerne and absorb the city’s charm. Spend 2 hours in the city seeing the world famous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower the Musegg Wall the Jesuit Church the Mill Bridge and the Lion Monument.Then transfer to the resort town of Engelberg to experience the cliff walk on Mount Titlis. Cross what may be the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Over 10000-feet (3
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Rathaus - Town Hall Tips (17)

Rathaus

The Lucerne Medieval city hall was built in 1606. It sits along the river and can be spotted throughout the old town due to its large clocktower. Out front is a medieval era square with many frescoed buildings.

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Jim_Eliason
Feb 02, 2016

The Town Hall

Rathaus means Town Hall in german and swiss german is similar to standard german and the Rauthaus of Lucerne is located along Konrmarkt which is both a square and a large street of which beside the town hall is the post office with the large tower of which it was the area where market items such as corn, meat, dairy products and more where sold and traded in the middle ages but nowadays is the town hall (was built in 1606 in Italian Renaissance style and covered with an overhanging roof) and the post office as well, The town hall is open for business only and tourist are not allowed inside, you can either take pictures of the town hall outside at the kornmarkt or the unter der egg street in front of it or across the other banl of the reuss at the Banhofstrasse or along spots in the Chapel Bridge to have a panoramic photo.

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machomikemd
Nov 17, 2015

Rathaus (Town Hall)

The Rathaus is located just off the Banhof and main shopping areas, facing the river Reuss crossed by the city's famous bridges.
Built between 1602 and 1606 by Anton Isenmann in the Italian Renaissance style and covered with an overhanging roof, representing a typical style from the canton of Bern.
The open arcades facing the Reuss are still used today as a weekly marketplace. Above the arcades is the Kornschütte hall, formerly a trading hall, which is now used as a concert and exhibition hall.
This building so easy to recognize with the red roof tower, and there is a clock on the tower.

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black_mimi99
Nov 11, 2015

Rathauss

Built between 1602 and 1606 by Anton Isenmann in the style of the Italian Renaissance.

Because of the weather with a deep-down roof like the farms in the area of Bern. Open arches galleries, situated on the Reuss, now also do not serve as a place for the weekly market. The overlying Korn Schütte (corn landfill), formerly a public warehouse is now used as a concert and exhibition space.

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Jun 18, 2015
 
 
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The Rathaus tower.

Lucerne's Rathaus was built in the very early 1600s in Italian Renaissance style but i'm pretty sure that it includes part of the earlier building, dating from the 1400s. I haven't been able to find much information about it but the clock tower is, imo, clearly much older than the rest of the Rathaus...and the later building joins the tower in a rather odd way.

It seems that the first Rathaus was in the Fischmarkt and it was moved to this area in 1447. I would suggest that the existing clocktower, at least its lower parts, is part of that first 15th-century structure. If you look closely you can see where the masonry has been changed and added over the centuries...and the windows at the bottom of the tower are, imo, early Medieval rather than later replicas.

Other than the town walls and towers, the Rathaus clocktower is the only bit of still-visible early Medieval structure I found in Lucerne's Altstadt, other. All the other old structures are so well maintained that it is difficult to get a valid sense of their age.

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leics
Jun 30, 2013

Rathaus

Lucerne's beautiful town hall is located on the northern bank of the River Reuss and makes a nice contribution to the already impressive skyline of the city. The building was built between the years 1602 and 1606 and was created in the Italian Renaissance style. The main building is crowned with a traditional Swiss farmhouse roof. The clocktower is topped with a beautiful red coloured dome and the tower houses six working clock faces, two set into the stone tower, facing east and west, and four smaller faces set into the dome - one on each of the dome tower.
The main building of the town hall is laid out in an arcade form and houses a weekly market.

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pure1942
May 10, 2008

Rathaus-Turm

The Rathausturm existed already 100 years before the old townhall was built. It was built in 1505 as a part of the fortifications of the townwall and in 1619 the 4 cute bay-windwos were added on top of the tower. Not far from the Rathausturm you may still see a large part of the medieval townwall still existing with several other watch-towers. You may even walk along the wall at the same corridors that were used in order to defend the medieval town of Luzern / Lucerne.

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globetrott
Jan 10, 2007

Rathausturm

This is a backside view of the Town Hall with a better view of its beautiful tower. Inside the Town Hall is the Kornschütte hall, an earlier trading goods store, which is now used as a concert and exhibition locale.

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Jul 19, 2005
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Rathaus (Town Hall)

Overlooking the riverside market area of Unter der Egg is the huge Rathaus (Town Hall), built between 1602 and 1606 in Italian Renaissance style but crowned with an oddly incongruous Emmentaler-style roof. The market atmosphere survives today, with stalls selling vegetables, fish and flowers beneath the arcades along Unter der Egg doing a roaring trade every Tuesday and Saturday morning. Kornmarktgasse runs west to the atmospheric frescoed Weinmarkt, where Passion Plays were staged in the late Middle Ages.

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codrutz
Jul 19, 2005

LUCERNE'S TOWN HALL

This beautiful building is Lucerne's Town Hall (Altes Rathaus),it was built in 1,602 in Reinassance style.It is located in the riverside and this picture was taken from the Chapel Bridge.

A good idea if you are walking by this part of old town,may be go upstairs to Town Hall Tower.

Another nice place to visit on the area is PICASSO MUSEUM,located next to the town hall.Also walking for this part of the city you'll find some nice hotels on the riverside with very nice views of the old town and riverside.

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Hosell
Nov 23, 2004

THE TOWER

In this picture you can see a view of Town Hall's Tower.You can go upstairs and then see a beautiful view of the whole city.I didn't had the chance and time to do it,but some members of my group were climbing up for a while and then told me the nice views from above!.

As you can see on my picture,the tower has also a beautiful clock,it is one of largest in Europe and our guide told us that is largest than Big Ben in London,but I'm not very sure about that!..

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Hosell
Nov 23, 2004

Rathaus (Town Hall)

Built between 1602 and 1606 by Anton Isenmann in Italian Renaissance style and covered with a Bern farmhouse roof for weather purposes. The open arcades facing the Reuss still serve today as a weekly marketplace. The Kornschutte Hall above an earlier trading goods store, is used today as a concert and exhibition hall.

On the photo, the Rathaus is the first building on the left.

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amsterdam_vallon
Jul 26, 2004

Things to Do Near Lucerne

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Glacier Garden Museum - Gletschergarten

the area around the lion Monument houses three attractions. The Lion Monuments, beside it is the Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten Luzern) of which there is a stairway going to the garden from...
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Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

about a kilometer away from the old town or about 800 meters away from Schwanenplatz along Denkmalstrasse (about a brisk 10 minute walk) is the famous Löwendenkmal, otherwise known as the Lion...
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Bourbaki Panorama

Bourbaki Panorama is first attraction we visit in city. My aunt insisted on it. It is great attraction but sadly I didn't know anything about it prior my visit to museum. I especially liked panorama...
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Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

final part of my tips with pictures of the frames which were restored and with some burn out remains as reminders of the f1993 fire. this will be a four part tip with pictures of the bridge, the...
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Hofkirche - Church of St. Leodegar

Along the Hills of Lucerne near the main Street of Haldernstrasse are two prominent tower spries of the Roman Catholic Church of the Court Church of St. Leodegar, which is the most important church...
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Mount Rigi

Like what i've said,there are three famous mountains in and around Lucerne Area and nearby Cantons where you can go to the top and ski during winter or hike and take a funicular or cable car or...
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Unter der Egg 2, 6004 Luzern,

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