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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 11a, Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone Number: 041 240 31 33
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Ranked #10 of 31 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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Bellingham, Washington
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338 reviews 338 reviews
84 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is the first large baroque church built in Switzerland north of the Alps, constructed in the 17th century. Its very ornate interior and the beautiful organ are well worth a visit, and its location smack on the left river bank of the Reuss adds a dramatic effect.

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Orange, California
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97 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Overall, we were a little underwhelmed by the various churches in Switzerland. This was the exception. It was closed when we first went by. We returned later in the evening and had the pleasure of listening to the organist practice. As we do in all churches, we simply sat and enjoyed the solitude and quietness punctuated by the beauty of... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is right by the water and the Kapellbrucke ( Old Chapel Bridge). It is free and worth to go inside.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This beautiful church is right opposite the Chapel Bridge and deserves a visit. The size of the two towers is impressive, but more impressive is the ceiling of the interior. The artwork on the ceiling is amazing and you can spend a long time just gazing upwards!

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Very pretty on the inside. Good example of the Baroque architecture period. Very interesting that all the beautiful marble in the side chapels, is really fake!

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Alta Loma, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful old church located right by the River. Often they have concerts inside the church. Outside of the church is a nice plaza and steps down to the river were many tourists feed the famous Swiss white Swans.

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So. California
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136 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As others have noted, it is spectacular inside but looks like any other old building from the outside. Beautiful alter area, painted ceilings, etc. Near more famous Chapel Bridge.

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New york
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316 reviews 316 reviews
125 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is located by the river within 2 minutes walk from the Chapel Bridge. The exterior of church is ncie but nothing spectacular. However, the interior was another story. It was beautifully decorated with a lot of amazing artwork. There is a farmer market outside the church on Saturday morning.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This church is nothing overly spectacular from outside, but I'm glad we stopped and were able to hear history stories from our guide. She made it worthwhile. We only stayed 5-10 minutes so that's all you need unless you want to pray or join services.

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Reno, Nevada
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192 reviews 192 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From the outside this old church looks like any old building in the city. Go inside an it is gorgeous! Beautiful chandeliers, amazing artwork on the ceilings, and everything that looks like red marble is actually painted and not marble. It is just spectacular !

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