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1.5-hour Nightwatchman walk in Medieval Lucerne

Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Admire the historic buildings in the city center
  • Learn about Lucerne in the middle ages with a guide
  • Explore narrow streets where demons and witches are said to have lived
What to expect

As the tour starts you hear the fire horn followed by the invocation pray. The Nightwatchman introduces himself and tells you about his hard life in the middle ages. You will have a detailed look into the Martiniplan and the first city map of Lucerne.

Delve into Lucerne’s ancient history on this 1.5-hour Nightwatchman walking tour. Follow a guide, dressed in medieval attire, through the streets of Lucerne and hear about life here in the Middle Ages. See the 16th-century Martiniplan — the city’s first map — and admire historic buildings still in place to this day. Hear colorful tales from Lucerne’s dark past, and explore narrow streets where demons and witches are said to dwell. With supporting images via projector and iPad along the way, see a side of medieval Lucerne that many visitors miss.

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What's included
  • Walking tour with English-speaking, Medievally dressed Local Guide
  • Media presentation
What's not included
  • Transfers to/from meeting point
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Youths aged (13-19): reduced
  • Children aged (0-12): free

Rosengart Platz, 6004 Luzerne, Switzerland

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at Rosengartplatz on Rathausquai, next to the wooden Chapel Bridge, on the right-hand riverside.

What to remember
  • The duration of the tour is 90 minutes in summer and 60 minutes in winter
  • Maximum group size of 15 people
  • Tour is not recommended for children under the age of 13
  • The covered walking distance is 1.6 km which is approx. 1 mile
  • Please wear comfortable footwear, as most of the route is cobblestoned
  • The tour takes place in all weather. Please dress appropriate and/or bring an umbrella
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  • Tuesdays and Thursdays after sunset
  • Please see calendar for exact start time
  • Tour is available from May to October
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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