Kultur und Kongresszentrum

Kultur und Kongresszentrum information

Lucerne , Switzerland
Address
Street Europaplatz
More information
www.kkl-luzern.ch
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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.