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Hofkirche

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Beautiful Church with Distinctive Twin Spires

I enjoyed visiting this church. It has some incredible marble altars and clerestory windows allow... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
OregonOpus
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Corvallis, Oregon
A wonderful catholic church!

This church is amazing, with beautiful gardens and two tall towers. It has a fountain, too. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
christianmadriz1982
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Tres Rios, Costa Rica
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About
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...more
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St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 July 2012

This is a beautiful church to visit near the Lake. Not as glamorous as other churches in Europe but very beautiful nonetheless. You can visit it free and then walk over to the Lion of Lucerne Monument which is only a few blocks away.

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

The twin towers and spires of this church are quite impressive and can be seen from the Old Town. It is located a short way from the Schwanenplatz and Chapel Bridge and dates from 12th century.

1  Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed visiting this church. It has some incredible marble altars and clerestory windows allow light inside, giving it a light and bright appearance. Nice detail on wooden pew ends and doors. Very ornate and inspirational, has an "All Seeing Eye" stained glass above the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is amazing, with beautiful gardens and two tall towers. It has a fountain, too. The view is amazing, and the church, itself, deserves the photos and applauses for its beauty

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We happened upon the church as we were walking to the Lion Monument. Very picturesque, and we decided to go inside. Imagine our surprise as the church was full of worshippers and a dozen priests were queueing up to say Mass! Turns out it was...More

Thank LudwellMom
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a social area. Many people congregate on the grounds to share lunch or snacks with friends and talk. That is always great to see around a house of worship. They were testing the organ when I visited, and it sounded grand. However, I...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

While walking by this stunning church, it is impossible to resist poking your head in! Lovely and well maintained- great for a quick break from the outdoors!

Thank maddieschindele
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This beautiful church has a position of prominence on the hill in Lucerne. Make a point of seeing the ornate interior.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 1 September 2018

One of the most prominent landmark in the skyline of the city of Lucern is the church Hofkirche with it two towers. The interior is lavishly furnished with gilt statuary and altars.One should take notice of the pulpit and choir stalls, which are masterpieces of...More

Thank Girish_Gulgulia
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Its one of those items you must check off. Grand interiors (as in most churches) including the organ. No stained windows, which were for me a bit of a disappointment. Easy walk from the station - though can get hot in the summers - so...More

Thank Joshsang
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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

Thank Nikolas B
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