This was the first large sacral Baroque building in Switzerland. It was constructed in 1666 for the Jesuits. The original vestments of Brother Klaus, a famous Swiss patron, are stored in the inner chapel.
Old Town Lucerne
Historical, fresco painted buildings border the old city on the right bank of the Reuss at a few picturesque squares. Here at the Weinmarkt, the people of Lucerne swore a federal oath with the cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.
This is the main cathedral for the city population and religious center for St. Leodegar and Mauritius. Built in the eighth century and rebuilt in 1645 after a fire, it is the most important renaissance church building in Switzerland.
Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis
Lucerne is surrounded by the most majestic mountains. Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis are definitely worth a visit. See from their peaks the panoramic array of the snow-capped Alps.
Water Tower & Chapel Bridge
This octagonal tower was built around the 13th century as part of the city wall. It was used as archives, treasury, prison and torture chamber. Lucerne's trademark and the most photographed monument in Switzerland.
The dying lion of Lucerne is one of the world's most famous monuments. It was hewn out of natural rock in memory of the heroic death of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in 1792. Globetrotter Mark Twain described it as "the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world".
Lake Lucerne Cruises
A cruise on the beautiful lake makes for an unforgettable highlight. Combine it with a trip into the mountains or simply as a pleasant round-trip cruise. Daily lunches and even Sunday brunches can be reserved beforehand.
The Chapel Bridge was constructed in the first half of the 14th century as part of the city's fortifications. The paintings added in the 17th century illustrate scenes of Swiss and local history. With 205 meters, it is the second longest canopied timber bridge in Europe.
Lucerne's Culture and Convention Centre has been masterfully designed by Jean Nouvel creating a modernist masterpiece of architecture.
KKL Concert Hall
The concert hall of Lucerne's Culture and Convention Centre is known for its' outstanding acoustics among musicians and music lovers alike.