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“Lovely church” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hofkirche

Hofkirche
Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #18 of 29 Attractions in Lucerne
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“Lovely church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Can't miss the two steeples across the skyline that just beckon you to come visit. The church is pretty inside, detailed wood carvings on the doors and pews. Not quite as over the top as some of the churches we visited in Austria (or that I have seen in some other countries) but still lovely and worth having a look especially with its central location. The burial grounds on site are quite something as well, beautifully decorated and tended to.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Grand!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We included this in our walking city excursion. Beautiful on the outside, stunning on the inside. Not over the top like many cathedrals but more classy.

Visited May 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Lovely cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This was a nice finding in town...so majestic and imposing in such a pleasant street and place. Don't miss it.

Visited May 2013
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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“Beautiful Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

There are so many churches to see and most are worth visiting as this one is. It is hard to phantom how they build these churches. Nice quite place to sit and pray, light a candle or just absorb all the beauty everywhere you look.

Visited February 2013
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Luzern, Switzerland
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“One of Lucerne's Landmarks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Built in the 1400's, Hofkirche lends two large steeples to the Lucerne landscape. Like most European churches, it is open to the public. The inside is magnificent, of course, but my favorite is the cemetary that runs down the sides and across the back of the church. So beautiful! Right before Christmas, candles line the multitude of steps leading to Hofkirche's entrance. It is an incredible sight. Great photo opps include the church itself, but also if you stand at the entrance and look down the steps away from the church, you have a beautiful shot of one of the main streets in the city.

Visited December 2012
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