"SCHWANENPLATZ - Stop 1" Old Town - Altstadt Tip by balhannah

Old Town - Altstadt, Lucerne: 72 reviews and 153 photos

by balhannah
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Schwanenplatz or Swan Square is where we are going to begin our walk.

It was easy to find as it is situated on the right or north shore of Lake Lucerne and the River Reuss, next to the main highway bridge.
Long ago, this was the City border and entry was through a Gate in the fortification walls or by the famous wooden Chapel Bridge. The Chapel Bridge and the second part of it leading over water to Hof Church, were both part of fortification's. Today, there is only one tower left at Schwanenplatz, and that is the one in my photo.
Looking towards the River, we move over there to take some photo's of Chapel Bridge with the Mountains in the background, and Swans in the foreground, it's rather nice!

It is quite busy with traffic, so we soon move on our way.

Address: Schwanenplatz
Directions: Historical centre
Phone: 41412271717
Website: http://www.luzern.com/en/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 19, 2014
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