Church of St. Leodegar, Lucerne

Church of St. Leodegar, Lucerne (must see)

The Church of St. Leodegar is a 17th century Roman Catholic church. The building was completed in 1639, though the history of the church can be traced as far back as the 8th century.

An older church known as Monastarium Luciaria once stood on the site where the Church of St. Leodegar now stands. It was built around 735 or 736 AE and had many years of patronage. Unfortunately, that building burned in 1633. All that was left behind were two Romanesque towers.

Many consider the Church of St. Leodegar to be the most important example of a church using Renaissance architecture in Switzerland. It is also notable for its organ, which was built in 1640. At the time of its original built, the organ had the tallest and heaviest pipe in the world. It was extended in 1862 and again in the 1970s. There are now 7,374 pipes and 111 registers.

Visitors who wish to see the Church of St. Leodegar may visit on weekdays from 8 am to noon and from 2 PM to 5 pm.

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Church of St. Leodegar on Map

Sight Name: Church of St. Leodegar
Sight Location: Lucerne, Switzerland (See walking tours in Lucerne)
Sight Type: Religious
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