What’s on over Easter – Apr 14 – 16
What’s on in Luzern over the Easter weekend? Here are our suggestions of things to do and events to check out!
Head down to the Swiss Transport Museum (Lidostrasse 5, 6006) today for the opening of the new automobile exhibition! The ‘Halle Strassenverkehr’ with its famous sign facade has been completely redesigned for 2017. New exhibits include: A brand new mezzanine level housing an extensive display of two- and three-wheeled vehicle. A large-scale presentation of the former Swiss brand ‘Monteverdi’; saving the collection from being sold off. And an exciting new exhibit called ‘SEE YOU’; a mirror world presented by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu).
The museum is great for families and is the perfect afternoon activity for when the sun isn’t shining! More details can be found on their website here.
Australian concert pianist David Helfgott, who’s life inspired the Academy Award winning film Shine, will be preforming at the KKL this evening. For more information and to book tickets online click here.
Head to the Katholische Kirche, St. Mauritius (Kirchfeldstrasse 2, 6032) in Emmen this Friday evening for the ‘Karfreitagkonzert’ by the Emmen Orchestra. This year’s Good Friday concert will feature the brass ensemble of the orchestra. The performance begins at 19:00 and entrance is free. Details can be found on their website here.
On Saturday morning be sure to check out the ‘Eiertütschen’ (literally ‘hit the egg) hosted by the Luzerner Zeitung. A traditional Easter game involving hard boiled coloured eggs… Intrigued? All will be revealed on the day! The event will take place from 10:00 – 12:00 in the City Centre (Pilatusstrasse 12, on the square by the Kantonalbank). You can also take the opportunity to meet members of the Luzerner Zeitung editorial team who will be on hand to answer questions!
For those looking for a traditional Easter Market head to Engelberg on Saturday for the ‘Ostermarkt’. Over 20 market vendors will be selling a range of products including cheeses, jams, tea, wool and wood products, flowers, ointments, jewellery, soaps and knitted and stitched items. There will also be food vendors selling crepes, bratwurst, brat cheese as well as Asian specialties. Visitors will also have the chance to find one of 5 Easter Bunnies, given away Schoggieier.
When: Saturday, 15 April 2017, 10:00 to 17:00
Where: Dorfstrasse, Engelberg
On Saturday evening: Shakespeare’s world famous love story, Romeo & Juliet, will be preformed at the Luzerner Theater (Theaterstrasse 2, 6003) this Saturday evening. Tickets range from CHF 25 – 80 and can be booked online here.
And for those of you that want to practice your Schweizerdeutsch whilst learning about the city’s defensive history and fortifications you can join this Saturday’s 2 hour tour of the Musegg wall. You will need to book online here. Price is CHF 25.- for adults and CHF 10.- for children (aged 6-16). Please note this tour will be in Schweizerdeutsch.
On Easter Sunday head down to the Natural History Museum in Luzern (Kasernenplatz 6, 6003) to witness the hatching of live Easter chicks! The only question is, will they hatch on time?! This is a great seasonal attraction at the museum which attracts several thousand visitors each year, big and small, to admire the small, fluffy, chirping creatures!
Admission to the museum is CHF 6.- for adults and CHF 4.- for children (6 to 16 years) and it is open from 10:00 – 17:00 on Sunday’s. For more information please visit their website.
For further ideas you can also check out our Easter in and around Lucerne post!