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Simple exterior

You could practically walk right by this place given its simple exterior. Once inside, however, you... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Craig C
Abbotsford, Canada
Absolutely stunning church!

beautiful building - don't let the simple exterior fool you. I attended an organ concert one... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 Sep 2018
“Simple exterior”
31 Aug 2018
“Absolutely stunning church!”
Franziskanerplatz 1, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 229 96 00
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

You could practically walk right by this place given its simple exterior. Once inside, however, you are treated to a beautifully ornate interior.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig C
Reviewed 1 September 2018

beautiful building - don't let the simple exterior fool you. I attended an organ concert one evening that was fabulous - two different organs with excellent acoustics.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Flute_Teacher
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

So I went in alone. There was nobody when I went in except for an old lady. I kept wondering why was she staring at me. Initially I thought perhaps she’s not welcoming of tourists. Later I realized that she was masturbating in the church....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Located in a central part of the city, Franziskanerkirche is beautiful from the outside, in a nice / quiet area...

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We loved the stucco decoration here and thought it felt a church we could worship in rather than be struck speechless by the deco.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Catholic Luzern has both Jesuit and Franciscan churches. Just a bit simpler than the Baroque Jesuit church. The Franciscans have the stunning altars without the ornate plaster work. I guess that is Franciscan Swiss Simplicity! Definitely worth a pop in.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MikeN660
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Was surprised to find two large Catholic churches in Lucerne. Obviously the Reformation didn't fully permeate the city! Woth the walk up the stairs to view.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 27 November 2017

After visiting the impressive Jesuit Church, we stumbled upon the Franciscan Church of St. Mary, which was built in the late 1200s in a simple Gothic style. While not as ornate as the Jesuit Church, in its own way it is beautiful; in addition, one...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This Franciscan church still has ministries active in South America - and it has the most beautiful altar I have seen. The outside is pretty plain - but come inside and be rewarded!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank agbowden
Reviewed 12 October 2017

we stumbled on this church purely by accident, taking a detour on the way back to our hotel. It is only a short walk from Old Town, across the other side of the river, but worth it for the atmosphere, architecture, artistry and spirituality.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Broadievade
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