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The Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, referred to as KKL by the locals, is the work of the French architect Jean Nouvel. It has an extraordinary presence among the more traditional buildings of Lucerne, especially due to the modern square shape and the enormous flat roof overhanging Europe Square. This floating roof, sometimes called the magic roof, soon became a symbol of the city and is definitely the building’s most prominent feature. Also remarkable is the successful fusion of nature and construction. The Culture and Congress Centre almost merges with the adjoining water of Lake Lucerne and not only do the aluminum plates covering the surface reflect the light and ripples in the waves but the water also flows into the building itself and separates the KKL into its three parts. One part of the structure houses smaller halls and meeting rooms, offices as well as a bistro and an art museum, while the versatile middle part called the Lucerne Hall is the venue for bigger events, shows and conventions.

The Culture and Congress Centre’s main feature and the third part of the building is the huge concert hall. It has a lining made of maple wood, reminiscent of a violin case, but is popularly referred to as “Salle Blanche” due to the isolating side walls made out of gleaming white plaster reliefs. The blue ceiling is reminiscent of the starry night sky and the five floors beneath it, capable of holding 1,840 spectators, are furnished with plenty of pine, cherry and maple wood. The concert hall was mainly built for classical concerts and thus, meets the highest acoustic demands, allowing for absolute silence in which sounds from the quietest pianissimo to the loudest fortissimo can develop. But among all the culture and music, don't forget to climb to the roof-top terrace for an incredible view over the city and Lake Lucerne.

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Essential Lucerne Photography Tour

Essential Lucerne Photography Tour

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Culturally diverse and infinitely scenic, Lucerne is a photographer’s ideal city. This tour takes photography enthusiasts to secret vantage points, beguiling back streets, monuments and historic landmarks, and dramatic landscapes. No experience is necessary, as your photographer-guide will offer advice as you shoot. Any camera, from simple point-and-shoots to complex DSLRs are encouraged. The guide will also take photos of participants and share them in an online gallery after the tour.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$388.17
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour

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Explore the history and culture of one of the Swiss Alps’ most popular towns on this half-day Lucerne city tour with Lake Lucerne sightseeing boat trip. Follow a private guide along the banks of the Reuss River and choose your own route to take in the attractions of most interest. Delve into Lucerne’s historic Old Town, stroll along the city walls, and see the 16th-century houses for which Lucerne is famous. Then, take a sightseeing boat trip across Lake Lucerne and listen to commentary via audioguide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Lucerne in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local

Best of Lucerne in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local

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This experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. You only have an hour to fall in love with Lucerne? Challenge accepted! Discover Lucerne during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. We will meet at the train station and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Lucerne special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
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Lucerne's Past and Present with Local

Lucerne's Past and Present with Local

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This experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. Discover the historical side of Lucerne with a passionate local who wants to share all the best-kept secrets of Lucerne with you! Our excursion will start near the historical museum, in the heart of Lucerne!. You will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Musegg Wall or even the Leodegar church, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We know that travelling is the best way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
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1 Hour Private Walk of Lucerne with a Local

1 Hour Private Walk of Lucerne with a Local

This experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Lucerne? Challenge accepted! Discover Lucerne during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. We will meet at the train station and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Lucerne special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
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Photogenic Lucerne with a Local

Photogenic Lucerne with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. Come with me to discover the city of Lucerne through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and to take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from KKL to Musegg Wall. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Lucerne you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you.Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Lucerneand all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! During this Experience, you will have the chance to take panorama pictures from two opposite hills and afterwards, let me know which side you preferred!
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  • 2 hours
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Art and Culture in Lucerne - Discover it with a Local

Art and Culture in Lucerne - Discover it with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that makes this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience! Whether you are visiting Lucerne as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better, or if this is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Lucerne and looking at the amazing, unique street art, or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums, you will hear about street-art artists as well as contemporary artists and their close connection to Lucerne. I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colorful and multifaceted Lucerne is!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Lucerne Art and Classical Music History Tour

Lucerne Art and Classical Music History Tour

Visit the most iconic museums and venues like German composer Richard Wagner’s former home from 1938, by Lake Lucerne. Guided by a local professional musician you will visit sites associated with some major figures of music and painting history in Lucerne, learning some of the notable information where other famous musicians spent time or left a mark and found inspiration to write some of their most remarkable work. Learn about Lucerne’s Culture and Congress Center (KKL) a multi-functional building with a concert hall designed by the prominent French architect Jean Nouvel, you will marvel at the exterior. Admire the exclusive art collection at Rosengard Museum with over 300 Classic, Modernist and Impressionist works of art. Round up your music experience to listen to a private chamber music concert on a 25 min. tour extension. Although music lovers will be enthralled, this walk is designed and geared for any culturally curious person.
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  • 3 hours
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The Instagrammable Places of Lucerne with a Local

The Instagrammable Places of Lucerne with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. The group size is up to 8 people. If you want to spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Lucerne and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! Of course, while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the wonderful view you could get from the Musegg wall) you will also get to know more about Lucerne and learn about its secrets from a local’s perspective. Join me on this adventure to give you insta feed an upgrade. Make sure you don’t book this experience too late, as we don’t want to miss the golden hour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) costs USD 55.74. Guided Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) tours start around USD 55.74 per person.
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