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Art & culture

Come with us on a cultural voyage of discovery through the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region. Culture vultures will find what they’re looking for here, including art by Picasso and Klee and contemporary dance and drama. The region beats all year round to the rhythm of its music festivals, not forgetting the world-famous carnival in Lucerne – one of Central Switzerland’s most high-profile traditions.

Art & culture

Music festivals

The musical offerings of the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region are second to none, with a varied programme continuing throughout the year. Hear the strains of classical music at the KKL Luzern or Alpine tones echoing around Central Switzerland’s mountains.

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Museums & castles

The exciting, interactive Swiss Museum of Transport showcases the development of transport and mobility. Art lovers will take pleasure from a visit to the Rosengart Collection or Museum of Art Lucerne.  There’s a museum for every interest in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region.

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Theatre

How about a visit to the theatre? The Lucerne Theatre offers a varied programme. And the smaller venues like the Kleintheater and Figurentheater puppet theatre ooze charm.

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Customs & traditions

The Lake Lucerne Region is the cradle of Switzerland. It’s where people still maintain centuries-old customs. Lucerne’s annual spring carnival is a thrilling experience for the locals and their visitors, while autumn is the time for the cattle, decorated with flowers, to make their way back down to the valleys with their herdsmen to the sound of cowbells and folk music.

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Monasteries, convents & churches

Sacred buildings abound in Central Switzerland. Undertake a pilgrimage to Einsiedeln’s famous Benedictine monastery and Black Madonna or feel the magical spirituality of the birthplace in Flüeli-Ranft of the holy Brother Klaus. 

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Swiss Museum Passport

Technological wonders from the history of transportation, art treasures by Picasso and Klee, a large-scale circular painting, archaeological finds from the Stone Age, regional folklore and a wealth of amazing and unusual exhibits: if you like museums, you will like Lucerne.

Swiss Museum Passport