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Hofkirche

Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #16 of 31 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

As we wandered around Lucerne, we could always see the spires of this church. We were surprised that it wasn't listed in our guidebook. We eventually made it to the church and weren't disappointed. It was beautiful inside and had great views looking back over the lake. This is definitely worth seeing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I found Hofkirche to be very serene and peaceful. Impressive interiors and I got a most beautiful photograph of Mary among the Autumn foliage outside!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Very well built. Not as grand as the massive well known churches but it is quite a fascinating site.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautifully embellished church that was clearly a working church. Loved seeing the children's area near one of the altars and the photos of children newly welcomed into the community by baptism.

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Alta Loma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This old church is situated at the end of the old town. You can see the two church towers from many places. It's a historic structure .

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New york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is located on the other end of the old town from the Chapel Bridge, it is less than 5 minutes walk from the dying lion monument. The church tower over the old town and the lake and is easily recognized from a distance. The interior is impressively decorated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We enjoyed our nephew's wedding celebrations inside this church where an organ grinder played the Ave Maria, Amazing Grace and the tree Alphorn players played their tunes inside and outside the church.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We walked to the Hofkirche somewhat by accident, although given the way it dominates the north side of Luzern's waterfront, you can't miss it. My wife and I thought it had a warmer, more impressive interior that the Jesuitenkirche, and a lovely churchyard as well.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice and quite church near lucerne lake. Standing tall and elegant, well maintained. It's a worth watch and the interiors are pretty good.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a pretty neat church and worth a short visit. We actually stop at the church after visiting the Dying Lion of Lucerne on the way back to the dock to catch a ride on a boat tour of the lake. The church can be seen all over the city and the grounds around the church are nice. There... More 

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