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Hofkirche

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #18 of 29 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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newquay
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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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This can be clearly seen from most of Lucerne, and its twin spires attract immediate attention. It is fairly plain on the outside, but inside is a fantastic transformation, and the décor is breathtaking - There is a cemetery around the church which is well maintained, and it is interesting to walk round

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Moyock, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is one of the sights that visitors to Lucerne should take in. Though the double spires of the church are eye-catching, they pale to the splendor that one finds when inside. The entrance to the church is through a massive carved wooden door. Inside, the main altar and the sides altar are absolutely spectacular. The ends of the pews... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The is a very impressive church built on a hill at the edge of Old Town Lucerne. While it isn't a ornate on both the interior and exterior of Jesuitenkirche, it definitely has its own charm. The exterior is surrounded on 3 sides by a cemetery which is an interesting walk in its own right since you can explore the... More 

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