Town Wall

Part of the rampart walls that were built in 1386 survive almost entirely intact.  Three of the wall towers are open to the public.

Town Wall Towers

Town Wall Towers

Coat of Arms

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 16th 2013

16 Responses to “Lucerne – The Old Town Walls”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    This is a wonderful image of the ancient wall of Lucerne as well as the your pictures inside the city Cherie….peter:)

  2. Ginnie says:

    Nothing like a good, solid wall with its ramparts…and gable stones, Cherry! :)

  3. Astrid says:

    This looks so idyllic with the trees and all the green. A wonderful place to visit. I saw that it is a 7 hours drive from our town……
    Great pictures and you give a fabulous impression of the city.

  4. Amfortas says:

    Once upon a time such walls kept Brigands out. Now the brigands are in the town halls. And they are still building walls – of red and green tape.

  5. ubermouth says:

    Beautiful architecture. Modern buildings just can’t compete with the craftsmanship and creativity of bygone eras. It’s one of the things I love most about England,that an the gardens.

    Thanks for showing us the photos, Cherie.

  6. james higham says:

    Beautiful but not sure if I’d want to have lived in those days.

  7. I like the way they topped the roof with a guard!
    Ha ha the cone shaped roof makes him look like as if he’s wearing a skirt?! :D

  8. Ayush says:

    great shots of the city walls and the towers.