Rathaus - Town Hall, Lucerne
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.
Address: Kornmarkt, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland
Directions: Kornmarkt, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland
Phone: +41 41 410 52 57
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.
The Kornmarkt dates to 1356, and as the name suggests, it was the city grain market place until the 19th century. Grain was stored in the ground floor of the Town Hall from 1438. The upper parts of the building were used as a Town Hall from 1447 onwards.
This Italian Renaissance style building is covered with an overhanging roof, typical style from the canton of Bern. Inside the Town Hall are valuable paintings, and if you wish to be married, then you can do so here!
The Clock Tower OR Zyt Tower, is one of Nine Towers of Lucerne. Dating back to 1386, it also has the oldest Clock  in the city, but it chimes one minute before the other City clock's!
The Tower was once used as a watch and observation tower.
The open arcades facing the River Reuss are now used as a weekly marketplace.
On Saturdays, the weekly market is held, and during the week, festivals and flea markets are held here.
The tower is a good vantage to watch the Tuesday and Saturday market's, or to just take in the view.
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.
Directions: Number 30 on the Luzern Map (see the " General Tip " category)
The old Lucerne Town Hall stood on the Fischmarkt on the River Reuss. The very first Town Hall was on the Kornmarkt and was originally a staple-house. The city authorities built it in 1370. Then in 1505, part of the building was built up into a watch tower. Except for the tower, the whole building was rebuilt between 1602 and 1606.
Its a wonderful Renaissance building with its mighty hip-roof, it has wood-panelled halls, stoves and a pulpit which was built into the tower in 1485. The Town Hall is today the seat of the Greater Town Council.
Address: Furrengasse 21, Lucerne
Built between 1602 and 1606 by Anton Isenmann in the Italian Renaissance style and covered with an overhanging roof as is typical for Bern. The open arcades facing the Reuss are still used today as a weekly marketplace. Above the arcades is the Kornschütte hall, an earlier trading goods store, which is now used as a concert and exhibition locale.
The Town Hall was built between 1602 and 1606 by Anton Isenmann in the Italian Renaissance style and covered with an overhanging roof as is typical for Bern. The open arcades facing the Reuss are still used today as a weekly marketplace. Above the arcades is the Kornschütte hall, an earlier trading goods store, which is now used as a concert and exhibition locale.
An Italian Renaissance style building with a very typical Swiss hipped roof. The adjoining tower dates back from the 14th century. Built by P. Isenmann.