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“At the White Cross” Inn

zum Wissen Krütz

 
 
Zum Wissen Krütz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Zum Wissen Krütz Marker
Inscription.
Das Wirtshaus “Zum Weissen Kreuz” wird erstmals 1495 in den städtischen Akten Luzerns erwähnt. Am 27. Juni 1495 bezahlte der Luzerner Rat dem “hansen zum wissen krütz” Wein. Kein anderes heute noch existierendes Wirtshaus kann eine Erwähnung bereits im 15. Jahrhundert nachweisen; das Weisse Kreuz ist das älteste Wirtshaus der Stadt Luzern, das bis heute unter seinem historischen Namen existiert.


German-English translation:

The "At the White Cross" Inn was first mentioned in 1495 in the Lucerne city records. On June 27, 1495 the Lucerne Council paid the "White Cross" for wine. No other still-existing inn can boast such an early mention from the 15th Century; the White Cross is the oldest inn in the city of Lucerne, still existing today under its historic name.
 
Location. 47° 3.132′ N, 8° 18.396′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is at the intersection of Furrengasse and Badergässli, on the right when traveling west on Furrengasse. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Furrengasse 19, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grain Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Balthasar House
Zum Wissen Krütz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Zum Wissen Krütz Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bakers Guildhall (within shouting distance of this marker); "By the Storks" (within shouting distance of this marker); The von Silenen Home (within shouting distance of this marker); "Fire Alley" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Johann Baptist Marzohl (about 90 meters away); "Star Square" (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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