|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~0.54 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Bourbaki Panorama
Although many are now familiar with VR tours or panoramas, you may not be familiar with their historical predecessor – the painted panorama.“Panorama” is derived from Greek and means to “see all”. The Scottish artist Robert Blake is credited with first conceiving the idea of painting a 360-degree vista in a circular fashion in 1787, while walking in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Although the initial reception to his panoramas was lukewarm, he soon hit upon the idea of showing them in a rotunda-shaped building and their popularity took off.Panoramas reached the height of their appeal in the early 19th century, when special buildings were constructed to hold these circular paintings that attracted crowds of patrons. Cities such as Rome, Paris, London and Geneva boasted panoramas of the...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~0.54 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Lowenplatz
From Lucerne's Kurplatz, Löwenstrasse leads north to the Löwenplatz, to the right of which is the Panorama, a large circular painting (11,000 sq. m/118,360 sq. ft) by the Geneva battle painter Castres, with the collaboration of Hodler and other Swiss painters (1877-79). The painting depicts in highly realistic fashion the retreat of the French Eastern Army into Switzerland in 1871.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Mill Bridge (Spreuerbrucke)
~0.57 miles from Luzern city center
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This wooden bridge is probably the best known of Luzern. Inside the roof you will find pictures that was made a few hundred years ago. It is really great to walk on this bridge and to see the pictures. You will have a different view on the city.
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Lucerne Town Hall (Lucerne Rathaus)
~0.61 miles from Luzern city center
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he Rathausturm existed already 100 years before the old townhall was built. It was built in 1505 as a part of the fortifications of the townwall and in 1619 the 4 cute bay-windwos were added on top of the tower. Not far from the Rathausturm you may still see a large part of the medieval townwall still existing with several other watch-towers. You may even walk along the wall at the same corridors that were used in order to defend the medieval town of Luzern / Lucerne.
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Picasso Samlung (Picasso Sammlung)
~0.62 miles from Luzern city center
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|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Saint Peters Church
~0.63 miles from Luzern city center
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In the Kapellplatz is the oldest church in Lucerne, St Peter's chapel (1178), which received its present form in the 18th C.Hobbies & Activities category: Christian sites
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Jesuit Church (Jesuitenkirche)
~0.69 miles from Luzern city center
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Jesuitenkirche is considdered to be the most beautiful baroque church of Switzerland and it dates back to the year 1666. The 2 onion-covered towers were added more than 200 myears later and Jesuitenkirche is for sure one of the most significant tourist-sights in Luzern, also for the fact that it is conveniently located close to the old city and tto Kapellbruecke.You may enter that church freely and without restrictions during the day and may take a closer look to the rich stucco-works and the altars with fine red marble.Directions: Jesuitenkirche is just about 200 meters from Kapellbruecke, so you cannot miss it, when walking along the river Reuss.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~0.70 miles from Luzern city center
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The great kuhn organ of the collegiate church of st.leodegar in lucerne The 5945 pipes are divided between 84 stops (tone colours), operating on slider windchests (Fernwerk: Kegelladen) and distributed between five manuals plus pedals: Rückpositiv (12), Hauptwerk (16), Oberwerk (12), Récit (14), Fernwerk (13), Pedal (17).The key action is mechanical (Fernwerk: electrical control of the valves of the original Kegelladen) and the computer-controlled couplers are electric. As registration memory there is an electronic combination system (1999) with unlimited capacity (computer disc system). Integrated into the Fernwerk is the only known rain machine worldwide (metal/wood drum with metal balls), built by Friedrich Haas in 1862 and in its original state.In the Great Organ of toda...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)
~0.70 miles from Luzern city center
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The Kapellbrücke ("Chapel Bridge" in German) is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, and one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions.The covered bridge, constructed in 1333, was designed to help protect the city of Lucerne from attacks. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century, depicting events from Luzerne's history. Much of the bridge, and the majority of these paintings, were destroyed in a 1993 fire, though it was quickly rebuilt.Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet (43 m) tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. Today the tower, which is part of the city wall,...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Rosengarten Collection (Stiftung Rosengarten)
~0.80 miles from Luzern city center
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|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Lucerne Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum Luzern)
~0.82 miles from Luzern city center
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Attraction type: Art galleryAddress: Europlatz 1 Lucerne Switzerland
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Swiss Transportation Museum (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz)
~1.76 miles from Luzern city center
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The Swiss Transport Museum or Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, in Lucerne, is a museum, opened in July 1959 and exhibiting all forms of transport (including locomotives, automobiles, ships, and aircraft) as well as communications. The museum also maintains a large collection of work by Hans Erni, a local painter and sculptor.There are several other attractions in the museum besides the collection:PlanetariumIMAXSwiss Arena, a 1:20,000 scale aerial photograph of SwitzerlandIt also houses EURECA, a 4.5 tonne satellite among the few space objects put into space and returned safely;EURECA and its return to Earth was a cooperative effort between several Western European countries and the United States in the 1990s.
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Richard Wagner Museum
~1.82 miles from Luzern city center
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Richard Wagner, the revolutionary of 19th century music, lived from 1866 to 1872 in a country manor at Tribschen. The former residence of the great composer has become the Richard Wagner Museum, with many memorabilia from Wagner's time in Lucerne. The museum also houses an exhibition of historic musical instruments from Europe, Africa and Asia, and is considered to be one of the finest collections in Europe.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Johanna Spyri Museum
Zug - Schwyz
~18.02 miles from Luzern city center
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Established in 1660, the Johanna-Spyri-Museum treasures memories and works of its namesake—Spyri—a Swiss writer. The museum is divided into three parts; the Keller or the basement room displays photos and literary works. Then comes the Spyri Stube, which holds personal items owned by the author and her family. The Heidi room is dedicated to the famous character created by Johanna. Call for further details.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~23.56 miles from Luzern city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Verein Street Parade Zurich
Zweierstrasse 129 Zurich - 044-261-99-01
~23.85 miles from Luzern city center
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The Street Parade is the second most attended technoparade in Europe. It takes place in Zurich, Switzerland. Comparable to Berlin's Love Parade, the Street Parade is as of 2004 one of the largest techno parties in the world and the largest annual event in Zurich. Proceeding along the side of Lake Zurich, it normally occurs on the second Saturday in August.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.04 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Opera House
Opernhaus Zürich (Zurich Opera House) is an opera house which has been the Zurich Opera’s home since 1891. It seats 1,100 people.The first permanent theatre, the Aktientheater, was built in 1834 and it became the focus of Richard Wagner’s activities during his period of “exile” from Germany.The Aktientheater burnt down in 1890, and the company then moved to the re-built theatre, named the Stadttheater Zurich. Existing as the city’s main performance space for drama, opera, and musical events until 1925, this theatre was renamed as the Opernhaus Zürich and a separate playhouse was built.By the 1970s, the Opernhaus was badly in need of major renovations; when some considered it not worth restoring, a new theatre was proposed for the site. However, between 1982 and 1984, rebuilding too...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
SMX Swiss Exchange
~24.10 miles from Luzern city center
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SIX Swiss Exchange (formerly SWX Swiss Exchange), based in Zürich, is Switzerland's principal stock exchange (the other being Berne eXchange). SIX also trades other securities such as Swiss government bonds and derivatives such as stock options.The main stock market index for the SIX Swiss Exchange is the SMI, the Swiss Market Index. The index consists of the 20 most significant equity-securities based on the free float market capitalisation.The Swiss Exchange was the first stock exchange in the world to incorporate a fully automated trading, clearing and settlement system in 1995. The exchange is controlled by an association of 55 banks. Each of these banks have equal voting rights in the matter of decision making concerning the management and regulation of the exchange.SIX is the j...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Congress Centre Basel MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.
CH-4005 Basel Zurich - 41-48-206-28-28
~24.12 miles from Luzern city center
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|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.12 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Museum Barengasse
After 32 years, the Museum Bärengasse has finally closed its doors at the end of November 2008. As part of the Confederation’s new museums policy the Swiss National Museum will be relinquishing the property, which is owned by the City of Zurich. It will be used for mayor’s department exhibitions while the Stadthaus is being renovated.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.15 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Paradeplatz
The Paradeplatz is a square at the Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zürich. The Paradeplatz tram stop is served by lines 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13. It is one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Zürich and has become synonymous for wealth and Swiss Banks. Both major Swiss banks, UBS and Credit Suisse have their seats at the Paradeplatz. In the closest surroundings are several other notable banks.The site of the square lay without the medieval city walls, and was incorporated into the town with the construction of the new ramparts in 1642. During the 17th century, it served as a lifestock market, known as Säumärt ("pig market"), renamed to Neumarkt "new market" in 1819 and finally to its current name following the construction of Bahnhofstrasse (1865). The hotel Baur en Ville on the ...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.16 miles from Luzern city center
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Haus Konstruktiv, the Foundation for Constructive and Concrete Art, was founded by private individuals in 1986. From 1987 to spring 2001 it was located at Seefeldstrasse 317 in the outer Seefeld area of Zürich and was known as the "House for Constructive and Concrete Art".It is now situated in new premises close to the centre of Zürich at Selnaustrasse 25, in a former power station.The foundation promotes "constructive, concrete, and conceptual art and design".
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.23 miles from Luzern city center
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Founded in 853 by King Louis the German, this church with ist convent was inhabited by the female members of the aristocracy of southern Germany. It enjoyed the patronage of kings and the right to mint coins in Zürich until well into the 13th century. Ownership of the church and convent passed to the city of Zürich after the Reformation. Important architectural features include the Romanesque choir and the high vaulted transept. The nave was last renovated in 1911, following on from work to heighten the north tower and remove the south tower in the 18th century. In addition to the largest organ in the canton (5,793 pipes), its most stunning jewels are the stained glass windows: those in the north transept are by Alberto Giacometti's cousin, Augusto (1945), the five-part cycle in the choir ...
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.28 miles from Luzern city center
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|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.31 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Letzigrund
Letzigrund (help·info) is a stadium in Zürich, Switzerland, and the home of the football club FC Zürich. It is also temporarily home to the football club Grasshopper-Club Zürich while their stadium (Stadion Zürich) is under construction. The annual athletics meet Weltklasse Zürich—part of the IAAF Golden League—takes place at the Letzigrund, as well as frequent open air concerts.It opened November 22, 1925 owned by the FC Zürich football club. During the Great Depression, ownership changed to the city of Zürich in 1937 which has operated it since. It underwent extensive remodelling in 1947, 1958, 1973, and 1984. Lighting was added in 1973. The first open air concert was in 1996.Of the 23,605 places, 11,605 have seats (9,167 covered) and 12,000 are covered standing area. The main pitc...
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
St. Peter Church
~24.32 miles from Luzern city center
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St. Peter is one of the four main churches of the old town of Zürich, besides Grossmünster, Fraumünster and Predigerkirche.Located next to the Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle, it was built on the site of a temple to Iuppiter. An early church of 10 by 7 metres is archaeologically attested for the 8th or 9th century. This building was replaced by an early romanesque church around AD 1000, in turn replaced in 1230 by a late romanesque structure, parts of which survive. Rudolf Brun, first independent mayor of the town, was buried here in 1360. The nave was rebuilt in 1460 in Gothic style. Prior to the reformation, St. Peter was the only parish church of the town, the rest being part of monasteries.The current building was consecrated in 1706 as the first church built under ...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.33 miles from Luzern city center
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The Grossmünster ("great minster") is a Romanesque-style church that played an important role in the history of the Protestant Reformation. It is one of the three major churches of Zürich (the others being the Fraumünster and St. Peterskirche). The core of the present building near the banks of the Limmat River was constructed on the site of a Carolingian church, according to legend originally commissioned by Charlemagne. Construction of the present structure commenced around 1100 and it was inaugurated around 1220.The Grossmünster was a monastery church, vying for precedence with the Fraumünster across the Limmat throughout the Middle Ages. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich's patr...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
Zurich Town Hall (Rathaus)
~24.38 miles from Luzern city center
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The Zürich town hall is the Rathaus of Zürich, Switzerland.It was built in 1694-1698. It served as the seat of government of the Republic of Zürich until 1798. Since 1803, it has been owned by the Canton of Zürich, housing both the cantonal and the city's municipal parliaments.It is built on a fundament anchored in the Limmat river, now facing the Limmatquai at a bridge, the so called Rathausbrücke. The 17th century building replaces an earlier Rathaus built in 1397, which in turn replaced a 13th century court house (Richthus).Rathaus is also the name of a quarter within the Altstadt district. It is the part of the medieval town on the right side of the Limmat, separated by the Hirschengraben from the Hochschulen quarter to the east, and delimited by the Bellevue and Central square...
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.42 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Lindenhof
The Lindenhof in the old town of Zürich is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Kaiserpfalz. It is situated on the Lindenhof hill, to the left of the Limmat at the Schipfe.In 1747, a 2nd century Roman tombstone was discovered at the site, bearing the oldest attestation of Turicum, the Roman era name of Zürich, as STA[tio] TURIC[ensis], at the time a tax collecting point. The castle remained intact during the early phase of Alemannic immigration in the 5th to 6th century, but was derelict by the 9th century, when it was rebuilt as a residence for Louis the German, which was in turn dilapidated and used as a quarry by the 13th century.The Lindenhof remained a place of civil assembly into modern times. In 1798, the citizens of Zürich swore the oath on the con...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Luzern|
~24.43 miles from Luzern city center
Hotels Close to Kunsthaus Zurich
The Kunsthaus Zürich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland and Europe, collected by the local Kunstverein, called Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft, and holdings running from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art.Kunsthaus is also the name of the tram stop next to the museum, properly on Pfauenplatz, between the museum building and the Schauspielhaus Zürich.The museum was planned by Karl Moser and Robert Curjel, and built and opened in 1910. It owns significant collections .