"The Hofkirche part II" Hofkirche - Church of St. Leodegar Tip by PartyRambo


As you enter the church, you can gaze towards the altar, and while it's not the biggest I've seen during my travels, it's certainly one of the most colourful, with a black choirscreen and maroon surrounding gold painting frames either side.
The altar sits behind, in black marble, flanked by 2 statues of the church's patron saints (also on the main doors) - St. Leger - a French bishop who was blinded with a drill, and St. Maurice*, the martyred Roman soldier-saint.

*St. Maurice was a Roman soldier, ordered in 287 AD by Emperor Maximian to serve against his fellow Christians in campaigns against Gaul. Maurice refused, and Maximian had the whole legion slaughtered. Interestingly, Maximian is long forgotten, but Maurice has had 4 cathedrals, 598 churches and 74 towns around the world named after him, as well as two countries - Mauritius and Mauritania.

Address: St. Leodegarstrasse 6, 6006 Luzern
Phone: 41412299500
Website: http://www.luzern.com

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  • Written Mar 28, 2003
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