Hofkirche, Lucerne

4.5
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
Perched on a small hill that overlooks the old town, Hofkirche remains one of the most significant examples of Renaissance architecture in Switzerland. The history of the church traces back to the 8th century when a Benedictine monastery was built in this place. Notice the high Gothic towers, the only Romanesque elements of the exterior that survived the 1633 fire. The current building dates to the Thirty Years War and features a lavish white stone interior furnished with gilded statues and marble high altar. The huge organ with nearly 6,000 pipes allows you to immerse yourself not only in history but also in church music. Hofkirche is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • The church has a staircase and is a real picture opportunity and has 2 superb steeples.The door itself is amazingly carved and the interior there are several sacred pieces of work and statues and is.....  more »
  • A little further from the Old Town, but equally easily accessible (we walked from train station to there with Family), is the Hofkirche or Church of Saint Leodegar, a Roman Catholic church of late...  more »
  • Walked to this church from the nearby old town. Attracted by the two steeples that are iconic in Lucerne, we quickly entered the church. To the left of the entrance was a columbarium which makes it a....  more »
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  • Beautiful old church. Some of the more historic pews are rather unconfterable. Still the church is absolutely worth a visit.
  • A beautiful church near the lake, well decorated and preserved. Very visible from distance.
  • Very impressive church. Organ music was bizarre, unclear if this was just a warm up or rehearsal. Very gothic
  • Excellent monument of medieval culture and architecture. Unfortunately interiors are mostly baroque. Too few from original gothic left. Anyway it is worth your visit. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light and tripod.
  • ZURICH CITY IS WORLD CLASS NICE TO SEE AND I WANTED TO VISIT AGAIN

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