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Hofkirche

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Address: Lucerne, Switzerland

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Located near the Lake Lucerne, The church is a beautiful and peaceful place. The moment you set your sights on it near lake Lucerne, it immediately attracts you to it. So do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Located near the Lake Lucerne, The church is a beautiful and peaceful place. The moment you set your sights on it near lake Lucerne, it immediately attracts you to it. So do yourself a favour, take some time out of your shopping and visit this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Built on the foundations of an old Roman basilica, the Church of St. Leodegar is a beautiful place to spend some quiet time praying. The architecture is beautiful. Its spires can be seen even from the lakefront.

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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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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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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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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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