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An early morning alternative or addition to a run along the lake is a run through old town. Starting on the north bank cross Kapelbrucke (Chapel Bridge) at mid-bridge stands the Wasserturm, an octagonal tower that is Luzerns symbol. I cross over each bridge along the river Reuss, moving upstream. After crossing the macabre Spreuerbrucke (this bridge features a series of medieval-style 17th Century plague paintings by Kaspar Meglinger titled Dance of Death), continue on St. Karli-Quai to the town wall. Take the path outside the wall passing grazing cows and Luzerns oldest clock. At the end of the wall head north to the Lion monument, a dedication to the Swiss guards who died protecting Louis XVI, truly one of the saddest monuments in Europe. This is my turnaround. After returning to my starting point if the town still sleeps, I run through the squares (wine and corn market) and the narrow cobblestone streets.