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Luzern / Lucerne

facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-32 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-32 map

Facts in brief:

Fishing village evolved near 8th-cen. Benedictine monastery of St. Leodegar (Luciaria), inhabitants were serfs of the monastery; developed into important trade center after St. Gotthard Pass opened route between upper Rhine & Lombardy ca. 1230.

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