City district
The mix of small shops and boutiques, galleries, restaurants, cinemas, bars, clubs, hotels and flats makes Hirschmatt a lively and colourful district.

Do you love opera, theatre and dance? The Lucerne Theatre and the Kleintheater are located in this neighbourhood and delight with a varied programme.


The Neubad also hosts dance and theatre performances. The former Biregg indoor pool is now used for creative purposes. Listen to concerts in the empty Neubad pool, attend theatre or dance events or watch a film. Artists and designers work in the former cloakroom area and you can look over their shoulders. There is also a cool bistro.


The Chapel Bridge is the beacon of Lucerne. There is also a whole range of other top architecture. You will encounter Santiago Calatrava right next to the railway station. He built the station concourse in 1990. Herzog & de Meuron have also realised their projects in Lucerne. With the glass extension to the Hotel Astoria. And Jean Nouvel designed "The Hotel".

Neustadt Walking Route

This tour perfectly combines history and today. Get to know the history and architecture of the neighbourhood on this tour and discover its present-day face. You start at the Lucerne Theatre, stroll along Hirschmattstrasse via Pilatusstrasse to Vögeligärtli. The Vögeligärtli is now a popular park and playground. Via Sempacherstrasse and Habsburgerstrasse you come to Helvetiagärtli.

The Neustadt map and lots of interesting facts about the development of the Hirschmatt-Neustadt neighbourhood can be found at www.neulu.ch.


Contact person

Luzern Tourismus
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern


Getting there
6002 Luzern