Your Visit

  • Arrival

    On account of the traffic and parking situation, it is recommended during Festival season that visitors use public transportation. We advise visitors arriving by auto to pay attention to the updated parking system information and to use buses to transfer from the parking garages to the KKL Luzern. The KKL Luzern is located right next to the main Lucerne train station.
    Discounted Travel by Bus and Train: Your Concert Tickets Are Also Valid for Rides!
    Free Travel in the Passepartout Fare Network
    In Lucerne tickets are also valid to use on the day of the event for travel to and from the event venue within zone 10 of the Passepartout network (2nd class). They are valid starting 3 hours before the beginning of the event and up to 3 hours after it ends.
    See Timetable
    Traveling to and from by Train: 50% Discount in the Swiss Rail Network
    As a concertgoer, you will receive a 50% discount on the cost of your fare to and from Lucerne in 1st or 2nd class at any Swiss Rail (SBB) ticket window. (Tickets must be presented for inspection on the train.) With the half-fare card, the trip ends up costing only 25% of the full fare.
    This special ticket must be purchased before the trip start starts from a Swiss Rail ticket window, by telephoning the Rail Service at 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min on the Swiss landline network), or online at the SBB ticket shop
    To the SBB timetable
    Arriving by Auto
    Lucerne has a dynamic system to indicate parking availability that makes parking in the city easier for you. You can find a list of all parking garages in the City of Lucerne here.
    See list
    Park & Ride
    Various train stations outside the City of Lucerne have a Park & Ride offer for those traveling by train to Lucerne. The following train stations, which have abundant parking spaces, are especially handy: Sursee, Rotkreuz, Zug, Wolhusen, Arth-Goldau, and Sarnen.
    Flying to Switzerland
    Reserve your flight directly with SWISS (Link www.swiss.com), the Official Airline of LUCERNE FESTIVAL. 
    Swiss International Airlines
    Concierge Service for Your Travel Planning
    Do you prefer to have your trip planned, with an emphasis on the “extra” in service? Then the travel experts at Bucher Reisen are readily available to help you.
  • Event Venues

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL makes the entire city resound with music: including the KKL Luzern’s concert halls, of course, but also the city’s famous churches and museums and many other atmospheric venues. You can find a listing of all LUCERNE FESTIVAL event venues here.
  • Cloakroom

    Concert visitors are kindly asked to dress for the occasion.
    In the KKL Luzern use of the cloakroom is mandatory and costs nothing. Lockers are also available in the KKL.
  • Picking Up Pre-Paid Tickets

    Pre-paid tickets and student tickets are held at the desk labeled “reserved tickets” in the main lobby of the KKL Luzern during the Easter and Piano Festivals; during the Summer Festival they are held at the box office at the main entrance. For events outside the KKL Luzern your tickets will be ready at the box office of that particular venue. Starting one hour before the beginning of the event you can pick up your tickets for that day’s event there. 
  • Attending the Concert with Children

    Is classical music something just for grown-ups? By no means! Take a look at our special offers for the youngsters among our Festival audience.
    LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG
    Through its rich diversity of programs and special concert formats, LUCERNE FESTIVAL YOUNG is aimed at children and young people of varying ages – from cosy pillow concerts to music theater. You can find a list of the current programs here.
    “Bring Young Listeners to the Concert” Special Offer
    What could be lovelier than introducing young listeners to the enchanting world of classical music? Adults buying a ticket for selected events will receive one additional free ticket of the same value for their young companion.
    See the Special Offer
    Discounts for Students
    School students (as well as vocational students, youth theater club members), and university students may purchase tickets at CHF 20 from the box office for concerts that are not sold out starting one hour before the concert begins. This offer also applies to selected events during the advanced tickets sales period. 
    Discounted tickets can be purchased only by presenting valid corresponding identification, age limit is 30.

    See the Special Offer
  • Wheelchair Seating

    The main concert hall of the KKL Lucerne has six wheelchair spaces available on special terms. Accompanying persons cannot be assured of obtaining a seat in the same price range or in the general vicinity. Wheelchair spaces are also available at the other event locations.

    We kindly ask that guests who require a wheelchair select from among the wheelchair spaces indicated on the seating map when purchasing tickets. For safety reasons, we are not able to ensure accommodation within the regular seating areas.

    If you require assistance at the event venue, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our local staff members are always available to help you with questions and problems that may arise.

    To reserve wheelchair spaces please call our ticket sales office directly at +41 (0)41 226 4480. Wheelchair spaces are always made available as soon as online ticket sales begin but can only be reserved by telephone.

  • Access to Venues

    For events in the KKL Luzern main concert hall, the house opens 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert. For events in the Luzerner Saal in the KKL or at venues outside the KKL, the house opens, where applicable, shortly before the beginning of the performance. Out of consideration for the musicians and the audience, late-arriving visitors will not be admitted until intermission or at the discretion of the concert hall staff. In the case of certain concerts there may be no late entrance and no intermission. If a concert is missed on account of late arrival, tickets cannot be refunded. 
  • Gastronomy

    In the KKL Luzern
    In the mood for a cocktail at the Seebar? Coffee and fine pastries at the World Café? Or would you prefer a multi-course menu in the Gault MiIlau-rated restaurant Red? The culinary possibilities in the KKL Luzern are many and varied.
    Before the concert begins, you can reserve your drinks and snacks for intermission at the KKL information desk in the main lobby of the KKL Luzern.
    Overview of the KKL's Cuisine
    In Lucerne
    Within walking distance of all event venues you can find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés. The Lucerne Tourism office will gladly assist you in making your selection.
    Overview of Luzern Tourismus
  • Accommodation

    The City of Lucerne and surroundings have a superior selection of three-, four-, and five-star hotels.

    You can find a list of our partner hotels here:

    Palace Luzern ***** (Superior)
    Haldenstrasse 10 | 
    6002 Luzern 
    t +41 (0)41 416 16 16
    f +41 (0)41 416 10 00
    info@palace-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Park Hotel Vitznau ***** (Superior)
    Seestrasse 18 | 6354 Vitznau
    t +41 (0)41 399 60 60
    info@parkhotel-vitznau.ch
    See Website
    The Chedi Andermatt ***** (Superior)
    Gotthardstrasse 4 | 
    6490 Andermatt
    t +41 (0)41 888 74 88
    f +41 (0)41 888 74 99
    info@chediandermatt.com
    See Website
    Hotel Villa Honegg ***** (Superior)
    Honegg | 6373 Ennetbürgen 
    t +41 (0)41 618 32 00
    f +41 (0)41 618 32 01
    info@villa-honegg.ch
    See Website
    Grand Hotel National *****
    Haldenstrasse 4 | 6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 419 09 09
    f +41 (0)41 419 09 10
    info@grandhotel-national.com
    See Website
    Schweizerhof Luzern *****
    Schweizerhofquai |
    6002 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 410 0 410
    f +41 (0)41 410 2 971
    info@schweizerhof-luzern.ch
    See Website
    The Hotel *****
    Sempacherstrasse 14 |
    6002 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 226 86 86
    f +41 (0)41 226 86 90
    info@the-hotel.ch
    See Website
    Park Weggis *****
    Hertensteinstrasse 34 |
    6353 Weggis 
    t +41 (0)41 392 05 05
    f +41 (0)41 392 05 28
    info@phw.ch
    See Website
    Art Deco Hotel Montana **** (Superior)
    Adligenswilerstrasse 22 |
    6002 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 419 00 00
    f +41 (0)41 419 00 01 
    info@hotel-montana.ch
    See Website
    Radisson Blu Lucerne **** (Superior)
    Inseliquai 12 | 6005 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 369 90 00
    f +41 (0)41 369 90 01
    info.lucerne@radissonblu.com
    See Website
    Sonnmatt Luzern **** (Superior)
    Hemschlenstrasse |
    6000 Luzern 15
    t +41 (0)41 375 32 32
    f +41 (0)41 370 39 19
    info@sonnmatt.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Astoria ****
    Pilatusstrasse 29 | 6002 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 226 88 88
    f +41 (0)41 226 88 90
    reservation@astoria-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Cascada Hotel Lucerne ****
    Bundesplatz 18 | 6003 Lucerne
    t +41 (0)41 226 80 88
    f +41 (0)41 226 80 00
    info@cascada.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Château Gütsch ****
    Kanonenstrasse | 
    6003 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 289 14 14
    f +41 (0)41 289 14 15
    info@chateau-guetsch.ch
    See Website
    Continental-Park Luzern ****
    Murbacherstrasse 4 | 6002 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 228 90 50
    f +41 (0)41 228 90 59
    hotel@continental.ch
    See Website
    Hotel des Balances ****
    Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 418 28 28
    f +41 (0)41 418 28 38
    info@balances.ch
    See Website
    Grand Hotel Europe ****
    Haldenstrasse 59 | 6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41  370 00 11
    f +41 (0)41 370 10 31
    info@europe-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Hofgarten ****
    Stadthofstrasse 14 |
    6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 410 88 88
    f +41 (0)41 410 83 33
    hotel@hofgarten.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Kreuz Sachseln ****

    Bruder-Klaus-Weg 1 |
    6072 Sachseln
    t +41 (0)41 660 53 00
    f +41 (0)41 660 53 90
    info@kreuz-sachseln.ch

    See Website
    Hotel Monopol Luzern ****
    Pilatusstrasse 1 | 6002 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 226 43 43
    f +41 (0)41 226 43 44
    mail@monopolluzern.ch
    See Website
    Parkhotel Zug ****
    Industriestrasse 14 |
    6300 Zug
    t + 41 (0)41 727 48 48
    f + 41 (0)41 727 48 41
    info@parkhotel.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Rebstock ****
    St. Leodegarstrasse 3 |
    6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 417 18 19
    f +41 (0)41 410 39 17
    hotel@rebstock-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Renaissance Lucerne ****
    Pilatusstrasse 15 | 6002 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 226 87 87
    f +41 (0)41 226 87 90
    reservations@renaissancehotels.com
    See Website
    Seehotel Hermitage **** (Superior)
    Seeburgstrasse 72 |
    6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 375 81 81
    f +41 (0)41 375 81 82
    rooms@hermitage-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Seehotel Kastanienbaum ****

    St. Niklausenstrasse 105 |
    6047 Kastanienbaum
    t +41 (0)41 340 03 40
    reservation@seehotel-kastanienbaum.ch

    See Website
    Seehotel Sternen Horw ****
    Winkelstrasse 46 | 6048 Horw
    t +41 (0)41 348 24 82
    f +41 (0)41 348 24 83
    info@seehotel-sternen.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Wilden Mann ****
    Bahnhofstrasse 30 | 
    6003 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 210 16 66
    f +41 (0)41 210 16 29
    mail@wilden-mann.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Winkelried ****

    Dorfplatz 5 |
    6362 Stansstad
    t +41 (0)41 618 23 23
    f +41 (0)41 618 23 33
    hotel@winkelried.ch

    See Website
    Hotel Alpina Luzern ***
    Frankenstrasse 6 | 6003 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 210 00 77
    f +41 (0)41 210 89 44
    info@alpina-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Ambassador ***
    Zürichstrasse 3 | 6004 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 418 81 00
    f +41 (0)41 418 80 90
    hotel@ambassador.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Anker Luzern ***

    Pilatusstrasse 36 | 6003 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 220 88 00
    f +41 (0)41 220 88 01
    anker@remimag.ch

    See Website
    Hotel De la Paix ***
    Museggstrasse 2 | 6004 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 418 80 00
    f +41 (0)41 418 80 90
    info@de-la-paix.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Des Alpes ***

    Furrengasse 3 | 6004 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 417 20 60
    f +41 (0)41 417 20 66
    info@desalpes-luzern.ch

    See Website
    Hotel Fox ***
    Neustadtstrasse 16 |
    6003 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 210 09 59
    See Website
    Hotel Royal ***
    Rigistrasse 22 | 6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 419 46 46
    f +41 (0)41 419 46 40
    info@hotel-royal-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Seeburg Luzern ***
    Seeburgstrasse 53-61 | 
    6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 375 55 55
    f +41 (0)41 375 55 50 
    mail@hotelseeburg.ch
    See Website
    Jugendstilhotel Paxmontana Flüeli Ranft *** (Superior)
    Dossen 1 | 6073 Flüeli-Ranft
    t +41 (0)41 666 24 00
    f +41 (0)41 660 61 42
    info@paxmontana.ch
    See Website
    SEERAUSCH Hotel I Restaurant I Lounge ***
    Buochserstrasse 54 | 
    6375 Beckenried
    t +41 (0)41 501 01 31 
    f +41 (0)41 501 01 32 
    info@seerausch.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Station Zug ***
    Baarerstrasse 73 | 6300 Zug
    t +41 41 711 74 39
    f +41 41 500 03 99
    info@hotelstationzug.ch
    See Website
    Swisshotel Zug ***
    Chollerstrasse 1a | 6300 Zug
    t +41 (0)41 747 28 28 
    f +41 (0)41 741 45 23
    email@swisshotel-zug.ch
    See Website
    Hotel Zugertor ***
    Baarerstrasse 97 | 6300 Zug
    t +41 (0)41 729 38 38
    f +41 (0)41 711 32 03
    info@zugertor.ch
    See Website
    Hotel zum Schlüssel **
    Franziskanerplatz 12 |
    6003 Luzern
    t +41 41 210 10 61
    welcome@schluessel-luzern.ch
    See Website
    Appartements Hofquartier
    Dreilindenstrasse 9 |
    6006 Luzern
    t +41 (0)41 410 39 48
    f +41 (0)41 410 43 49
    info@hofquartier.ch
    See Website
    B&B 9
    Bed&Breakfast 9
    Bramberghöhe 9 | 6004 Luzern
    t +41 (0)79 706 94 59
    rea@bb9.ch
    See Website