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Hofkirche

St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 229 95 00
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Beautiful even from across the Lake

We could see Hofkirche standing proudly across Lake Luzern. We were taking photos of the lake and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Daniel A
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Beijing, China
Cultural Atmosphere

A beautiful church in the center, worth a visit from each passenger!! Don't hesitate to step in and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nikolas B
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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Around 735/736, southern German nobles founded a small monastery at the site of today's Hof area, which was dedicated to St Mauritius. Around 1135, the autonomous monastery was attached to the Provostship of Murbach (Alsace) and St Leger was named patron of the church. In 1291, the Abbey of Murbach was forced to sell the Provost's Church and its belongings to the Habsburgs. In 1332, Lucerne joined the Helvetic Confederation. By 1433, the City of Lucerne had regained its rights from the Habsburgs, including those affecting the mo- nastery. In 1455/56, the Benedictine monastery was converted into a convent of Canon Regulars. Since then, the Canon Regulars have devoted themselves to the Liturgy of the Hours every day in the mornings and evenings. On Easter Sunday 1633, the church was burned to its foundations. The Jesuit Brother Ja- kob Kurrer from Ingolstadt was charged with the reconstruction of the church. Its consecration took place after the installation of the art works in 1644.
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St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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"beautiful church"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We could see Hofkirche standing proudly across Lake Luzern. We were taking photos of the lake and the church was there in the backdrop. I asked my guide to take us over there but we didn’t have enough time, sigh. I will return to Switzerland...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church in the center, worth a visit from each passenger!! Don't hesitate to step in and feel the atmosphere!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Roman Catholic Church is standing tall in the city of Lucerne. Our tourist guide didn't bring us there but I was attracted by its unique outlook, somehow it looks like twin building. Grand outlook in the heart of the city. I walked alone towards...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

It is quite a landmark in Lucerne and at a very convenient location, close to the other landmarks as well. Lucerne is a beautiful yet small city. Given that, do not expect too much obviously. The court area, the graves in the garden, and the...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This church in Lucern is on a small hill. We came to Lucern as a day trip from Zurich and after our visit to Mt Pilatus, we did a bit of sightseeing in Lucern. The outside of the church is very pretty. I thought it...More

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Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

So you finished your trip from a high mountain to a very small one.... I hope, you enjoyed the garden in the cimetary

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We dined nearby on a sunny evening and decided to stop by the church on our walk. It is a stunning landmark and very impressive inside.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this beautiful church very briefly. They were having a service (separated by a glass wall) so we didn’t want to intrude tho they let us in to see it. It is right near the lake and the river so it is an easy...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

What a nice walk along the lake to arrive at this beautiful church. We enjoyed the interior very much, however if you are looking for ornate, there are more ornate in town. This is totally worth checking out.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The twin towers of Hofkirche is considered the most important Renaissance church in Switzerland. It was rebuilt in 1634-39. The towers from 1525 were preserved.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Lucerne's Hofkirche is a short walk from the lion monument and the waterfront and it is definitely worth a visit. It is indeed quite beautiful inside, with its gilded paintains and carvings. The gardens surrounding it are quite nice too.

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