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Private 1.5-Hour Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne

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    What to Expect
    Meet your private guide near to Chapel Bridge and begin your tour to the sound of the fire horn followed by the invocation pray. The Nightwatchman will tell you about his hard life in the middle ages before showing you the Martiniplan; the first city map of Lucerne, dating from 1597. You will see the route on the map and understand that many of the buildings shown on the map are still here today.

    Hear about the torture chamber, the dungeon and the secret room in the Water Tower and see St. Peter’s Chapel, next to Chapel Bridge. Walk around the corner to Kapellplatz and hear about life in the Middle Ages in the Republic of Lucerne. Walking through the Furrengasse you learn about its Ghost and the Toggelis around him.

    Next, head to the square by the town hall and see the Lucerne Foot and Elle on the tower. Your private guide will tell you the story of the Giant of Reiden. While listening to what the Nightwatchman has to say, you can enjoy a glass of the best water in Lucerne and then pass the lower wine market, where once the pillory was located.

    As you continue your tour, the Nightwatchman will show you some “guardian Demons”. Stop at the legendary house of Lux Ritter and hear why the first two floors look different to the third. See paintings of the Dance of Death projected onto the walls.

    Continue on past the Church of the Jesuits, the first baroque building in Switzerland. Cross Chapel Bridge and end your tour back where it began.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Lucerne
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Some postcards of old Lucerne
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option is not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • During the Winter (November-March) the tour duration is 1 hour
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My husband friends and I did this tour in early May and Ralf was a wonderful story teller and made the evening interesting and enjoyable teaching us about Lucerne and it's history while walking the streets. Thank you Ralf! Leah, Nick and friends
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    An interesting and entertaining historic tour of the city. Everyone enjoyed it. The “watchman” was very knowledgeable.
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    Key Details
    • Nightwatchman Walk
    • Duration: 1h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, German
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