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Hofkirche, Lucerne

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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Perched on a small hill that overlooks the old town, Hofkirche remains one of the most significant examples of Renaissance architecture in Switzerland. The history of the church traces back to the 8th century when a Benedictine monastery was built in this place. Notice the high Gothic towers, the only Romanesque elements of the exterior that survived the 1633 fire. The current building dates to the Thirty Years War and features a lavish white stone interior furnished with gilded statues and marble high altar. The huge organ with nearly 6,000 pipes allows you to immerse yourself not only in history but also in church music. Hofkirche is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • the view across the lake is beautiful and inviting . Within walking distance from the Railway Station . 
    the view across the lake is beautiful and inviting . Within walking distance from the Railway Station .  more »
  • This Gothic Church dates back to 17 cent and is visible from all over the town. Its Gothic twin towers rise just above the Lucerne lake, so it is easy accessible from downtown and the Lion monument... 
    This Gothic Church dates back to 17 cent and is visible from all over the town. Its Gothic twin towers rise just above the Lucerne lake, so it is easy accessible from downtown and the Lion monument...  more »
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  • Beautiful church both inside and out. The grounds are also interesting. Read about it before and after will add to the experience. The people were also very kind.
  • Always the silence is good. You can feel the history

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