The Culture and Congress Centre of Lucerne (German: Kultur und Kongresszentrum Luzern or KKL), as well as Lucerne’s Museum of Art (German: Luzern Kunstumuseum) are housed in a striking post-modern building designed by the famous French architect, Jean Nouvel.
Located at the waterfront of Lake Lucerne near the city’s train station, this is surely an impressive building, but that is not all; its main concert hall is very well-known among musicians for its almost perfect acoustics. This is largely thanks to its narrow and tall shape, its adjustable ceiling, as well as because part of it is built below the level of the lake’s surface.
The permanent collection of Lucerne’s Museum of Art is primarily consisted of Swiss art from the Renaissance era through to today. Some of the painters, whose work can be admired in the museum, are Kaspar Meglinger, Franz Ludwig Raufft, Johann Melchior Wyrsch, Felix Maria Diogg, Anton Graff and Josef Reinhard.
Lucerne’s Museum of Art also hosts temporary exhibitions that are worth seeing.
Address: Europaplatz 1, 6005 Lucerne — Phone: +41 (0) 41 226 78 00