Stay of Execution – uncensored

2 h
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Join us in exploring Lucerne’s dark secrets. Get to know the uncensored history of the penal system, take a brave step into the medieval dungeon in the Water Tower, hear about customs and punishments, and see where pillories and punishment cages once stood.

Have no fear, the guillotine from 1862 is no longer in use. You can see it in the History Museum before continuing to the former central prison. 

A Covid certificate is required on this guided tour.
Please carry the Covid certificate and a valid ID with you.

Information for groups

Date and time

on request
Mon. all day / Tues. - Sun.: Start after 4.00pm without "History Museum".

Meeting point

Arch in front of the railway station


2 h


German, English

Price per group

CHF 390

No. of participants

max. 20 persons per group


Location and contact

Luzern Tourismus AG
Tourist Information
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
+41 (0)41 227 17 17