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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

Barmherzigkeit Moschee
Baselstrasse 61a, 6005 Luzern

Bosnian Muslims :Emmenweidstrasse 4 / 6020 Emmenbrücke Tel. und Fax: 041 260 29 68

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

Sahaja Yoga

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.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Living in Luzern organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.