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|What’s on| September 29 – October 1


If you are wandering through the city on Friday evening be sure to pass by the Music Pavillon (Nationalquai Kurplatz, 6006 Luzern) to enjoy a free open air concert right by the lake. The music starts at 20:15 and there is seating available.


Die schwarze Spinne (The Black Spider) premiers this Friday evening at the Luzerner Theatre ( Theaterstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern). The tale was written by Swiss priest Albert Bitzius, who authored several educational articles, stories and novels portraying rural life in the 19th century, focusing particularly on the temptations of Evil. His writing was both highly religious and of a stunning, sweeping imagery. But what is evil today? Can categories like good and evil still offer guidance? In a work of abundant scenic imagery, the dark secret of the spider comes crawling onto the stage of the Luzerner Theatre, as director Barbara David Bruesch turns this epic, ancient story into a modern gothic musical. Tickets can be brought online here.



VBL Reuss Sprint 2017: Every other year the Reuss rowing club is permitted to hold a race between the Schnyderbrücke and the Rathausbrücke right in the centre of the city! The event is organised to encourage young people aged 12 or over to participate in rowing, and therefore generate interest in the sport for future generations. The event takes place from 14:00 – 17:00 on Saturday afternoon and is free to attend. More information about the club can be found on their official website.


Anyone who hasn’t witnessed the ‘Alpabzug’ before should definitely add it to their ‘to do’ list for this weekend! Alpabzug is the Swiss tradition of bringing the cows home for winter and takes place every autumn across the country. Having spent approximately four months on Alpine pastures, the beautifully adorned herds with their bells, together with the Alpine herdsmen in their traditional costumes, move back down to the valley. This popular celebration honours an ancient custom and keeps the tradition alive. More information about this event can be found in this article.


The Lozärner Määs (Autumn Fair) starts this Saturday (1. Oct) and runs until the 15. October. Featuring over 100 wooden stalls, selling various craft goods and delicious foods, the fair is expected to attract around 350,000 visitors over the 16 days. It is located right in the heart of the city and occupies the Bahnhofplatz and the area in front of the KKL, until Inselipark. The event also includes the Luna Park fairground which has rides to appeal to all ages! The stalls are open daily from 10:00 – 19:00 and the Luna Park is open from 10:00 – 22:00 on weekdays and until 23:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Details of all the stalls can be found here and more information can also be found on the Luzern City website.



On Sunday the World Band Festival, which is currently taking place at the KKL, presents ‘Tattoo on Stage’, a dynamic and highly entertaining music parade!  Renowned military orchestras and award-winning marching bands from Europe and Switzerland present a new and perfectly choreographed music show every three years with an almost limitless repertoire: from jazz to classic, from film music to musical, from evergreens to contemporary pop and rock music. The concert begins at 11:00am and tickets can be brought online here. More information about the World Band Festival can be found on the official website.