International Places of Worship in Lucerne and the area
As a Christian country there are many churches all over town and the area but few offer anything in English, here are the ones we know of.
The International Church of Lucerne is the only English speaking church in Lucerne it is non denominational and offers a service on Sundays at 10.30.
More info at their website. Pastor Markus Schmid, Zähringerstr. 7, 6003 Luzern, /Tel: 041 240 29 64
The St Karl church offers an English service on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 17.30. Website.
If you are a traditionalist then be sure to go by the Sentikirche which has the particularity to conduct their services in Latin. Website
Baar also has an English speaking church: LIFT Services are on Sundays 10am Sihlbruggstrasse 3a, Baar. Website
and the Zug Anglican Church unless otherwise stated, services are at 5.30pm at the Reformed Church on Alpenstrasse. Website
The Good Shepherds is an English speaking Catholic community. Website
The Latter Day Saints Church have a German Ward: Matthofstrand 2, 6005 Luzern
There have been Jews in Lucerne since the 13th century. The first synagogue was built in 1912 and nowadays there are 80 orthodox families living here.
The synagogue is in the Bruch quartier and there are morning and evening services:
Bruchstrasse 51 / 6003 Luzern / Tel. 041 240 72 35
The Chabad Central Switzerland was founded in 2003 and offers a lot of activities. You can find out more at their website. Their address is: Chabad Lubovitch of Central Switzerland
Birkenstraße 10 / 6003 Luzern / Tel.: 041 3611770
There are some 14 000 Muslims living in the canton of Lucerne and many mosques and associations to support them, here are a few:
Nur-al-Huda Verein (Moschee)
Schachenweidstrasse 46, 6030 Ebikon
Baselstrasse 61a, 6005 Luzern
Bosnian Muslims :Emmenweidstrasse 4 / 6020 Emmenbrücke Tel. und Fax: 041 260 29 68 http://www.dzematluzern.ch/
Albanian Muslims: Sedelstrasse 7 / 6020 Emmenbrücke / Tel.: 041 260 77 98
Eyub Mosque: Eyüb-Moschee / Hauptstrasse 58 / 6015 Reussbühl / Tel. und Fax: 041 260 90 98
Dar as-Salam Moschee: Motelstrasse 1 / 6010 Kriens / Tel. 079 263 40 81
Schiite Mosque: Lindenstrasse 31 A / 6015 Reussbühl
There are several Bhuddist centre in Lucerne, here are some of the main ones:
Buddhistisches Zentrum Luzern der Karma-Kagyü-Linie
Rössligasse 14 /6004 Luzern / Tel.: 041 4105364 Website
The Nalanda Centre for Kadampa Bhuddism
Staffelnhofstrasse 18 / 6015 Luzern Website
Shogobendo Luzern is for people who practice Zen mediation:
Im Ho-Zendo / Reckenbühlstrasse 13 / 6005 Luzern / Tel.: 079 543 72 68
The Hindu groups seem to be divide in practicing Tamils who meet regularly within their community.
Tamilische Hindu Kultur-Gemeinschaft Luzern Bahnhofstrasse 19a, Postfach 216 / 6037 Root-Gisikon Website
and those who practice the Hindu faith such as
or Sathya Sai
There really are many places to worship in and around Lucerne. We have tried to be as comprehensive as we could, but please let us know if you know of another place we may have ommitted.