Luzern and Central Switzerland Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Luzern and Central Switzerland - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Altes Rathaus

  • Government Building

In 1606 the town council held its first meeting in this late-Renaissance-style building, built between 1602 and 1606. It still meets...

Bourbaki-Panorama

  • Building/Architectural Site

The panorama was the IMAX theater of the 19th century; its sweeping, wraparound paintings brought to life scenes of epic proportions.

Franziskanerkirche

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Since its construction in the 13th century, this church has been persistently remodeled. It still retains its 17th-century choir stalls...

Gletschergarten

  • Museum/Gallery

This tourist attraction, excavated between 1872 and 1875, shows stones that have been dramatically pocked and polished by Ice Age glaciers.

Historisches Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Housed in the late-Gothic armory dating from 1567, this stylish institution exhibits numerous city icons, including the original Gothic...

Hofkirche

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This sanctuary of St. Leodegar was first part of a monastery founded in 750. Its Gothic structure was mostly destroyed by fire in 1633...

Jesuitenkirche

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Constructed in 1666–1677, this baroque church with a symmetrical entrance is flanked by two onion-dome towers, added in 1893. Inside,...

Kapellbrücke

  • Bridge/Tunnel

The oldest wooden bridge in Europe snakes diagonally across the Reuss. When it was constructed in the early 14th century, the bridge...

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum

  • Convention Center

Architect Jean Nouvel's stunning glass-and-steel building manages both to stand out from as well as to fuse with its ancient milieu.

Löwendenkmal

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

The Swiss guards who died defending Louis XVI of France at the Tuileries in Paris in 1792 are commemorated here. Designed by Danish sculptor...

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