St Leodegar im Hof or Hofkirche Lucerne-Switzerland

St Leodegar, Hofkirche, Hof Church, Lucerne, Switzerland, Landmarks in Lucerne

St Leodegar im Hof or Hofkirche Lucerne-Switzerland.

This beautiful church is also known as the Hof Church and you cannot miss it if you are on your way to visit the Lion Monument. The church can be identified by its twin towers.

It is an important landmark in the history of Lucerne and one of the oldest churches. It was built in parts, from 1633 to 1639, on the foundation of the Roman Basilica, which burnt down in 1633.

St Leodegar, Hofkirche, Hof Church, Lucerne, Switzerland, Landmarks in Lucerne
The Church can be identified by its tall twin towers.

 

Must see items inside the St Leodegar Church.

Although the architecture is impressive, there are also other things to see. Upon entering the church you will pass an impressive and exquisite hand carved door! The carvings depict the patron saints of Lucerne, St. Leger and St. Maurice.

St Leger bishop in Lucerne
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The church is well known for its organ and one of the largest in Switzerland. It has 5945 pipes! What is even more amazing is the fact that the organ can reproduce the sounds of rain, hail and thunder! Quite impressive! The organ has been restored but portions of it date back to 1678.

St Leodegar, Hofkirche, Hof Church, Lucerne, Switzerland, Landmarks in Lucerne
Inside the St Leodegar Church.

 

The inside of the church is really beautiful with rich wooden furnishings and great altars. The roof of the church is to be admired. Walk to the front of the Church and have a look at the impressive altar. The details are exquisite!

St Leodegar, Hofkirche, Hof Church, Lucerne, Switzerland, Landmarks in Lucerne
The main altar with exquisite detail.

 

If you don’t feel like visiting the inside of the church, take a seat at the bottom of the stairs, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

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