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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich

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Mt. Titlis lives up to its hype as one of Switzerland's top destinations, and a guided day trip is the easiest way to see it from Zurich. Travel by coach and panoramic cable car to the summit without worrying about navigation or organizing tickets. Activity fees and a stop in Lucerne are included, and a skiing option is available in winter. Plus, photo stops at scenic spots break up the long journey.
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DJM1945 wrote a review Jan 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom1,647 contributions263 helpful votes
The church has a staircase and is a real picture opportunity and has 2 superb steeples.The door itself is amazingly carved and the interior there are several sacred pieces of work and statues and is certainly worth visiting.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Otacilio M wrote a review Dec 2019
Rio de Janeiro, RJ42 contributions
A little further from the Old Town, but equally easily accessible (we walked from train station to there with Family), is the Hofkirche or Church of Saint Leodegar, a Roman Catholic church of late Renaissance architecture. In the twelfth century, the abbey was under the jurisdiction of Murbach Abbey, whose patron saint was Saint Leodegar. In 1291 the abbey was sold to the Habsburgs. the Monastery experienced its heyday during the Reformation period, because Lucerne was a prominent city for the Swiss Catholic cantons. The papal nuncio, residing in Lucerne, used the Church as his cathedral during this time. For those who like architecture-The west-facing façade of the church was built between 1633 and 1639 following the fire that destroyed the church on the site. The portal is preceded by a nartex that is accessed through a large arc; on the cornerstone there is a painted bas-relief depicting saints Leodegar de Autun (left) and Maurizio d'Agauno (right). Below the statue of St. Michael the Archangel. Then there is a clock on the eardrum. The façade is flanked by two Gothic belfries with a square base with sides of nine meters and 63 meters high. This is one of the most visited churches in Lucerne, with an impressive building outside and very rich inside, full of sacred works of art and a beautiful organ. Next to the Church entrance there is a pretty garden surrounded by árcades with surprising small cemetery where the noble families of old were buried.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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zirconium11 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore295 contributions69 helpful votes
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Walked to this church from the nearby old town. Attracted by the two steeples that are iconic in Lucerne, we quickly entered the church. To the left of the entrance was a columbarium which makes it a poignant experience...walking past the brothers and sisters that have passed on. Inside the church is a must-see with beautiful sculptures and decorations of the Renaissance designs from centuries ago.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Bechara C wrote a review Dec 2019
Lebanon446 contributions65 helpful votes
A historic cathedral next to the lake, but i was surprised by it's door: the carving, even the new sensor where it opens automatically
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Helmut S wrote a review Nov 2019
Bangkok, Thailand1,562 contributions346 helpful votes
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The Roman Catholic church "Hofkirche" was completed in 1639 but the consecration took place after the installation of the art works in 1644. The tall twin spires of the church are an excellent orientation landmark in the skyline of Lucerne. The nave is the most significant late-Renaissance construction in Switzerland with a length of 60m and 20m height. There are several altars with Virgin Mary. The area of the high altar and the wooden choir stalls usually are closed for the public. The church is open all day, definitely a must when visiting Lucerne. No entrance fee but donations for the upkeep are welcome.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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