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Old Town Lucerne

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Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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So beautiful

This whole town looks like a painting with alps in its backdrop. Walking through the city itself is very beautiful and is a treat to eyes

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

amazing medieval city with so much history to offer - very easy to walk around . highly recommended for your next visit

Thank Elham A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This whole town looks like a painting with alps in its backdrop. Walking through the city itself is very beautiful and is a treat to eyes

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Most beautiful city I'v ever been to .. the old streets .. the old buildings.. the lake ... the mountains in the background.. the yachts .. the birds ... i felt like a superstar!! No wonder it is expensive.. IT IS EXPENSIVE.. so save some good money to be able to enjoy ..

Thank Heba N
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lucerne, a charming old town indeed. Every corner tells a story, every ancient street pavement reveals something. A great place to relax, a place to see and to be seen. One can come here many times and yet each time, the experience is different. A must visit if you are in Switzerland.

Thank Adrian Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Luzern is very beautiful city in Swiss, it is difficult to say if this city is more beautiful than any other city in this country. All the cities are so beautiful and natural. Lots of history and places to see in the old town, it's just amazing.

Thank siddhant k
Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old town is lovely with lots of historic buildings, shops and restaurants. The promenade along the lake is also a very popular place to walk and enjoy the view. I would imagine even busier in summertime

Thank DutchLassie70
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stroll through the Old Town is just what you would expect: old, charming, narrow and expensive. But worth a walk. Not strenuous at all.

Thank Shawncago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice to walk around the old town and lake, especially at Christmas. Shops are nice and, of course, there is C & A.

Thank AnnaRomford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking around Lake Lucerne, you are transported back in time to one of the most beautiful towns I have ever visited. The Old Town is so quaint and with the majestic Swiss Alps as a backdrop, be sure to have your camera ready. Walking along the promenade as the sun slowly sets, I was in awe of how beautiful this... More 

Thank Matthew J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old city with lots of nice shops and cafés. The buildings are painted with festive scenes, there is lots of art and history here.

Thank Anna S

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