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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!..
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.