From CHF 25
Discover the medieval Lucerne and its history with a unique visit through the old town. Learn more about the medieval life in the blooming city surrounded by lakes and mountains and enjoy scary stories, additionally presented on paper, Ipad and projector!
Rathausquai/Rosengartplatz next to the Chapel Bridge, right-hand riverside.
We kindly ask you to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start.
The evening tour starts next to the famous Chapel Bridge with the sound of a fire horn followed by the night watchman's call. On a 400-year-old city map, called the Martiniplan, the night watchman points out the route of the nightly walk before his gripping stories about the hard life in the middle age let the past revive. Wander through the ancient, cobblestone streets of this charming city and discover how many of the buildings have been well kept over centuries. Here in heart of the old town, your night watchman explains the medieval law and order such as prosecution, interrogation methods, corporal punishment and death penalties. You pass Lucerne's oldest bridge, the “Reussbrücke” which dates back to the 12th Century and listen to anecdotes about the house of the Lux Ritter and the "Giant of Reiden” or the unlucky stonemason Hans von Trient also known as Giovanni Lynzo. One of tonight's highlight is the Dance of Death, an art piece of seven paintings created by Jakob von Wyl, projected on a house wall and explained in depth by your guide. Passing by the baroque church of the Jesuits, you reach again Switzerland's most photographed attraction, the beautiful wooden Chapel Bridge with its Water Tower and the famous paintings. Learn about the inside of the Water Tower, the torture chamber, the dungeon and the secret room before it is time to say goodbye!
English only on Tuesdays