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Hofkirche

Open today: 07:00 - 19:00
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Contemplation, reflection and beauty

Wonderful parish church with incredible relief panel dating to the 1500s. A real treat if the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ReggieCat
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful Location Downtown, Stunning Interior

This is not "just another beautiful European church." It's located on a rise at the west end of... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2019
RCSColumbus
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Columbus, Ohio
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Around 735/736, southern German nobles founded a small monastery at the site of today's Hof area, which was dedicated to St Mauritius. Around 1135, the autonomous monastery was attached to the Provostship of Murbach (Alsace) and St Leger was named...more
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St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful parish church with incredible relief panel dating to the 1500s. A real treat if the organist is practicing. A quiet beatiful place to reflect and contemplate. Be sure to see the church graveyard.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ReggieCat
Reviewed 14 February 2019

This is not "just another beautiful European church." It's located on a rise at the west end of downtown Lucerne which affords beautiful views of the city and raises it above the noise of the very busy streets below. Reached by dramatic stone steps (which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RCSColumbus
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We were not allowed inside but the plaza had exterior were still good to see and the backstory was interesting. Easily accessible the area is a great place for a quick visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GregoriousTraveler
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Just absolutely beautiful. It is beautifully preserved and the interior a total surprise. I did not expect such beauty. Their is a beautiful organ aswell

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BFO1964
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This was one of the first Churches visited in Lucerne and worth the visit. Our approach to the church afforded an up hill look at the entrance and the two tall steeples. The interior is pretty close to what one expects for churches in Europe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eagle525
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a beautiful and peaceful church. It's spires dominate the Lucerne skyline so we had to visit and check it out. It is lovely with highly carved door that open automatically when you approach. The burials are most unique too. As we left we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank smileycruises
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A wonderful peaceful Catholic church, given the history, its worth the visit. Walking in and spend some time sitting in this church. After walking out, you really feel the peace in heart.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hayawong
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Lovely twin spires which dominate the skyline. Inside are a number of beautiful altars. Ostentatious to a degree but not garish.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rama1
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I enjoyed visiting this church. It has some incredible marble altars and clerestory windows allow light inside, giving it a light and bright appearance. Nice detail on wooden pew ends and doors. Very ornate and inspirational, has an "All Seeing Eye" stained glass above the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OregonOpus
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This church is amazing, with beautiful gardens and two tall towers. It has a fountain, too. The view is amazing, and the church, itself, deserves the photos and applauses for its beauty

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christianmadriz1982
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