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|What’s on| May 11 – 13


The Luzern Guitar Festival runs from 9 – 13 May and this year they are celebrating their 10 year anniversary! The aim of the festival is to highlight the diversity of the guitar, both as a solo instrument and also as a chamber music instrument. Tickets for individual concerts start at just CHF 20.- for adults. A festival pass is also available which includes entrance to all concerts and costs CHF 200.- per adult. For more information about ticket options click here.  As part of the festival they will also be running a series of Master Classes, for those looking to hone their guitar playing skills! The classes cost CHF 100.- per person, per hour and spaces are very limited. Further information can be found here.  Full details of the programme and line up can be found on the official flyer.


Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday throughout the summer the Trophenhaus in Wolhusen (Hiltenberg 4, 6110) offer a public tour of their tropical gardens! Here you can learn more about the fascinating world of tropical plants and rainforests. The tour starts at 10:30 and lasts approximately 1 hour. Tickets cost CHF 10.- for adults and CHF 5.- for children (6 – 16 years) + entrance to the tropical gardens. Please note that the tour is limited to 16 people and a reservation is recommended. This can be done online here. For more information about the gardens, including how to get there, please click here.

Saturday is the ‘Mega Mosh Festival’ at the Sedel Musikzentrum in Emmenbrücke(Sedelhof 2, 6020) with a full line up of thrash metal bands including Assassin, Gurd and Sickret! There will be food stalls, a ‘Moped-bar’,  a ‘metal-market’ as well as a shuttle bus service from Luzern. Doors open at 16:00 and tickets cost CHF 30.- per person. For more details including the full line up please click here.

On Saturday evening you can catch ‘Die Renaissance des Einhorns’ (The renaissance of the Unicorns) at the Schüür Konzertzentrum in Luzern (Tribschenstrasse 1, 6005). The event is a unicorn themed party with TS Moped Go und DJ Liam! The party starts at 22:00 and continues until 4:00am… Dance unicorn, dance! Entrance is free. More information can be found here.


This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Switzerland so here are a few ideas of ways to celebrate:

The Luzerner Tulip Show at the Luzerner Garten in Ebikon (Adligenswilerstrasse 113, 6030) is the biggest tulip show in central Switzerland with over 250 varieties of tulips on display! This Sunday is the final day of the show… The gardens are open on Sunday from 9:00 – 16:00 and there is a cafe where you can enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake. This weekend there will also be a BBQ as well as a train ride to keep the kids entertained! Entrance is free, more information can be found here.

Fancy splashing out on Mother’s Day then why not treat them to a day out on the lake? You can enjoy a beautiful cruise onboard a paddle steamer as well as a 3-course lunch. The boat departs at 11:30 from Pier 3 in Luzern. Tickets cost CHF 99.- for adults and CHF 56.- for children (6-16 years). For more information click here. To make a reservation please call +41 41 367 67 67

And finally, something for all the family to enjoy: Sunday is also International Museum Day! This year the theme is ’tag, share, like – hyperconnected museums’.

“Hyperconnectivity is a term invented in 2001 to design the multiple means of communication we have today, such as face-to-face contact, email, instant messaging, telephone or the Internet. This global network of connections becomes each day more complex, diverse and integrated. In the hyperconnected world of today, museums join the trend. This is the reason why the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has chosen the theme “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics” for the International Museum Day 2018.”

Various museums across the city will be taking part including the Historisches Museum, Gletschergarten, Bourbaki, Kunstmuseum, Verkehrshaus, Richard Wagner Museum, Sammlung Rosengart and the Natur-Museum! Full details of the programme can be found here.

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