Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church)

Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church)

Lured to Lucerne by the wealthy Ludwig Pfyffer von Altishofen, the Jesuits brought the Counter Reformation to Lucerne in the 17th century; the elaborate Jesuitenkirche, dedicated to Francis Xavier, was constructed in 1666. Architects from Italy and Austria built what many believe to be the most...more

Abbey Cathedral St.Gallen

Abbey Cathedral St.Gallen

The Swiss have known for centuries what a jewel the Abbey of St. Gall is. Since its founding in the 8th century, the abbey has been known as an...more

Excursion: Lake Lucerne Cruise

Excursion: Lake...

Lucerne and its neighboring Swiss villages are even more picturesque...more

Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church)

Lured to Lucerne by the wealthy Ludwig Pfyffer von Altishofen, the Jesuits brought the Counter Reformation to Lucerne in the 17th century; the elaborate Jesuitenkirche, dedicated to Francis Xavier, was constructed in 1666. Architects from Italy and Austria built what many believe to be the most beautiful Baroque church in Switzerland.

Lured to Lucerne by the wealthy Ludwig Pfyffer von Altishofen, the Jesuits brought the Counter Reformation to Lucerne in the 17th century; the elaborate Jesuitenkirche, dedicated to Francis Xavier, was constructed in 1666. Architects from Italy and Austria built what many believe to be the most beautiful Baroque church in Switzerland.

Abbey Cathedral St.Gallen

The Swiss have known for centuries what a jewel the Abbey of St. Gall is. Since its founding in the 8th century, the abbey has been known as an intellectual and religious center. In addition to its cultural importance, the abbey is set in the verdant Steinach Valley near Lake Constance, a lovely corner of northeastern Switzerland.

The Swiss have known for centuries what a jewel the Abbey of St. Gall is. Since its founding in the 8th century, the abbey has been known as an intellectual and religious center. In addition to its cultural importance, the abbey is set in the verdant Steinach Valley near Lake Constance, a lovely corner of northeastern Switzerland. In 1983, the world recognized the location's importance, designating the Abbey of St. Gall a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Excursion: Lake Lucerne Cruise

Lucerne and its neighboring Swiss villages are even more picturesque when seen from the water. SGV lines serve over thirty lakeside destinations on trips ranging from brief commutes to half-day lunch cruises on motor boats or historic steamers.

Lucerne and its neighboring Swiss villages are even more picturesque when seen from the water.

Verena Minster

The minster is one of Canton Aargau’s most beautiful churches. It is the core of the medieval pilgrimage destination and erstwhile marketplace, Bad Zurzach.