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Luzern Self-Guided City Walk

The charming city of Luzern (Lucerne) is nestled amidst the picturesque Swiss Alps, where history whispers through cobblestone streets and medieval architecture. Luzern, often hailed as the “Heart of Switzerland,” boasts a rich tapestry of culture, art, and natural beauty that beckons travellers from around the globe.

Founded in the 8th century, Luzern’s strategic location along the Reuss River made it a pivotal trading hub during the Middle Ages. Today, its well-preserved Old Town transports visitors back in time with its iconic landmarks like the Chapel Bridge, adorned with 17th-century paintings depicting Swiss history.

Renowned for its stunning vistas, Lucerne sits on the shores of Lake Lucerne, framed by towering peaks like Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi. This city enchants with its blend of timeless allure and breathtaking scenery, inviting you on an unforgettable journey through its storied streets.

Walk Distance approx. 3.2 km / 2 miles.