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Hofkirche

St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 229 95 00
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Beautiful church!

Worth the climb up the stairs. The church is beautiful! The art and architecture is amazing. When I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Love2Travel708
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Naples, Florida
Worth walking the stairs - larger than it looks from town!

Very nice church - we saved this until last because we were over by the river and then out on Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom Z
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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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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“old church” (8 reviews)
“pipe organ” (5 reviews)
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St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth the climb up the stairs. The church is beautiful! The art and architecture is amazing. When I visit there were students playing live music in the balcony which added to the experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice church - we saved this until last because we were over by the river and then out on Lake Lucerne, but its very beautiful inside. We enjoyed hearing the scripture readings and sermon in Swiss-German (or so we thought, we don't speak the...More

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I found this gem while walking thru Lucerne. The history and beauty inside was incredible. It was like walking thru a museum. Pictures don't do it justice.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church with an impressive pipe organ, Hofkirche is Lucerne's parish church and is known for Mary's and the soul's alters.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

After being dropped off at Schwanenplatz by our tour bus, my spouse and I immediately set off to visit the church of St. Leodegar. With its two towers climbing toward the sky, this landmark of Lucerne was easy to find. Dedicated to patron saint Leodegar,...More

1  Thank CJW913
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice paintings inside and you will feel God's presence in a huge way. Go for a short prayer there during your city tour and get all blessings. :)

Thank FadiSamaan
Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for your visit! This place is nearly since 1300 years a place of prayer, that's what we feel every day! A very warm welcome to all our guests. Greetings from the Hofkirche Th. Lang

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Besides being abeautiful church that in its day catered to the rich of the city, the pipe organ is anaxing. There is not a scheduled time of play but if you can, go listen!More

1  Thank MarilynandGary
Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for your visit. It's not really the largest, but one of the largest pipe organ in the world. But it's the combination of the largest (over 10 meters), heaviest (383 kg) and oldest pipe (1650) in the world ;-)) Greetings from the Hofkirche...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

the church with two towers, identical to those of church of Zurich, are seen from every where in lucerne. specifically when you are in lucerne old town, or you are in river cruise. the towers faces mount pilatus and when you look at them from...More

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your visit. It's true our church with both towers helps to identify our city, even from fare away! Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang

Reviewed 4 May 2017

From far this 2 minaret appear higher then others. One of the oldest Catholic Cathedral in this area and of course one of the best place for picture spot around Lucern. Have a visit inside to see more about its details and best snap can...More

Thank Zues1020
Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for your visit. It's a very old point here, there was a convent in the year 735! The church you see now was built around 1640. Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang

Reviewed 24 April 2017

It's worth to visit and see inside especially if you are catholic and love architectures of the church.

Thank Grace H
Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your visit and your rating. The church is worth to visit, that's true. Our church is open every day from 7 am to 7 pm. Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang

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