Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Canton of Lucerne  /  Lucerne  /  Historic Sites  /  Jesuitenkirche

Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne

(4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
The first large-scale Baroque church in Switzerland, Jesuitenkirche was constructed in 1666 for the Jesuits. It sits dramatically on the banks of the Reuss River, its symmetrical onion domes clearly recognizable in the city's skyline. Step inside to witness the building's even more impressive interior. Elaborate frescoes, brightly colored domes, a magnificent organ, large chandeliers, and a gilded altar all contribute to the splendor of this historic church. Take time to examine the red marble in the side chapels closely--they are actually the result of clever paintwork. With our world travel planner, Lucerne attractions like Jesuitenkirche can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create a full Lucerne itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Lucerne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Lucerne by other users

3 days in Lucerne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy, Switzerland & France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Lucerne BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, kids, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Western Europe & Budapest BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lucerne BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I went to this church during a visit to Lucerne, it has recently been refurbished. The architecture is impressive with excellent paintings on the ceiling, well worth a visit, (it is near the Chapel Br...  more »
  • Another Church we came in to do prayers. 15TH century Church, with very nice interior, and Baroque architecture.
    View original
  • I wandered into the Jesuitenkirche at dusk, just as they were turning off the lights I found out a couple minutes later. It was just me and a little old lady praying. So it was extraordinarily quiet, ...  more »
Google
  • The unassuming exterior of this church is what I find so appealing about it. Blending in unassumingly with the rest of the lakes' shoreline, the hidden treasure lays within. One of the best examples of Baroque architecture inside! Currently under renovation but you must make the effort to visit.
  • Jesuit Church in Lucerne is the first large baroque church with spectacular architecture in Switzerland.
  • Some say the exterior is not the nicest (I don't think so), but regardless, the interior makes up for any faults on the outside. Step inside and be amazed by the vast, colourful ceiling.
  • So romantic church! We visited here for the Christmas season, we were blanketed by the calm and peaceful feelings.
  • Beautiful Church with spectacular architecture insides and out