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Private Medieval City Walk with inside visit of the Ritterscher Palace

1h30
Medieval Theme walk focussing on Lucerne in the Middle Ages from the 12th to the 18th century.

First you hear the sound of the firehorn, followed by the night watchman's call. Next, nightwatchman Ralf indtroduces himself and tells you about the hard life of a town servant of the lower class. On the 400 year old Martiniplan you will see the route of your tour and sights of Lucerne, which are still preserved today.

You get short and compact information about the history of the city and the sights in view, such as the Wasserturm (Water Tower), the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), the Peterskapelle (St. Peters's Chapel) and the Zur Gilgen House with its Tower.

With the help of historical pictures, which were exclusively printed for you on postcards, you learn how Lucerne used to look in the Middle Ages. You see the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) as it looked until 1897 and the Medieval city wall at the Kapellplatz (Chapel Square) with the gates to the former Hofbrücke bridge and the landing pier.

In the Furrengasse you learn about the Ghost and the Toggelis, who were ghosting around there.

At the Kornmarkt (Town Hall square) you hear the Legend of the Giant of Reiden, who used to decorate the Town Hall Tower as a fresco. You see the tower clock, which still manages without a minute hand. At the Town Hall, which was built in the late Renaissance, you see the Lucerne Foot and the Lucerne Elle.

In the Brandgässli (Alley of the Fire) you hear the legend of the Riot of Lucerne. At the Weinmarkt square you refresh yourself with the best water of Lucerne. At the lower wine market, you see the first court square in Lucerne, where a pillory was once used.

You continue to the Zöpfli at the river Reuss, one of the most beautiful corners of Lucerne's old town. You cross the Reussbrücke and you continue over the Münzplatz to the Old Suidtersche Pharmacy to see the medieval display window. You see demons at the House of the Old Suidtersche Pharmacy and on the façade of the Jesuit College.

At the Ritterscher Palace, you hear the painful story of the unlucky stonemason Hans of Trient, before you look at the stonework in the interior of the building. Next is the presentation of the seven paintings of the Dance of the Dead by Jacob von Wyl on the second floor of the building. (Outside the opening hours the picture presentation will be on the iPad of your guide*).

You continue past the Jesuit Church to the Kapellbrücke, where you will see the Giant of Reiden as the first picture. The tour ends at the end of the Chapel Bridge, at Rosengartplatz on the Rathausquai.
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Private Medieval City Walk with inside visit of the Ritterscher Palace

Private Medieval City Walk with inside visit of the Ritterscher Palace

1h30
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