Kultur und Kongresszentrum
The permanent collection in Kunstmuseum is pretty uninspiring, but keep an eye out for temporary exhibitions such as the recent...
Museum Sammlung Rosengart
Lucerne’s blockbuster cultural attraction is the Sammlung Rosengart , occupying a graceful neoclassical pile. It showcases the...
You haven’t really been to Lucerne until you have strolled the creaky 14th-century Kapellbrücke , spanning the Reuss river in the Old...
Roadhouse plays solid rock to a young, fun crowd. Check out Wednesday night’s jam sessions where anyone with an instrument or voice...
KKL World Café
This slick bistro-cum-cafeteria stocks salads and sandwiches in its glass counters, but also offers wok dishes at lunch and dinner.
Kultur und Kongresszentrum information
Lonely Planet review
French architect Jean Nouvel’s waterfront Kultur und Kongresszentrum (KKL) is a postmodern jawdropper in an otherwise historic city. But don’t think a strikingly handsome face implies a superficial soul: the main concert hall’s acoustics are as close to perfect as humankind has ever known, according to many musicians and conductors who have performed here. The trick is that the tall, narrow concert hall, partly built below the lake’s surface, is surrounded by a reverberation chamber and has an adjustable suspended ceiling, all creating a bubble of silence. All the accolades showered upon the hall have raised the profile of the tripartite Lucerne Music Festival, increasingly one of the highlights on the global music calendar.
Inside you’ll find the Kunstmuseum . The permanent collection garners mixed reviews, but keep an eye out for great temporary exhibitions.