Lilu Light Festival Lucerne

Between 9 and 19 January 2020 Lucerne becomes a gathering place immersed in light. The second edition of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne finds artists from all over the world showcasing light in all its manifold and fascinating facets. Discover creative light installations on a heart-warming winter walk and experience an attractive side program designed to appeal to all the senses. Between 6 and 10 p.m. daily, squares, tourist attractions and alleys in the Old Town and around the bay will be artfully illuminated.

The tour of the 19 light installations is free of charge and takes about 2 hours.

Tickets are required for the light show Genesis 2, the guided Lilu tour and other events from the program.

News

19. January 2020

Lilu Light Festival Lucerne was a great success

Over 70'000 visitors at the 2nd Lilu Light Festival Lucerne.

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06. January 2020

The swans are swimming to Lucerne…

Cygnus sets off on the waterway from Berlin towards Lucerne.

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10. December 2019

Swan dance and illuminated feast for the palate

Dancing swans, a water tower full of light and history and illuminated facades.

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02. December 2019

«Delightfood» at the Riviera

Peter Diem and the Restaurant Riviera celebrate the fusion of light and cuisine.

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22. November 2019

St. Peter’s Chapel

The team of the Peterskapelle, students of the Lucerne School of Music and the Lucerne School of Design & Art together develop an audiovisual story.

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06. November 2019

Presale opened

Tickets are now on sale...

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05. November 2019

New website

We have a new website...

More info
13. September 2019

Expansion of Neustadt

For this second edition of Lilu, installations are also appearing in the Neustadt quarter...

More info
  • Lilu Light Festival Lucerne was a great success

    The second edition of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne ended tonight. Over 70,000 visitors were thrilled by the 19 light installations from 9 to 19 January 2020. The next Lilu Light Festival Lucerne will take place from 7 to 17 January 2021.

  • The swans are swimming to Lucerne…

    The construction has begun and the artists are slowly arriving. In addition, the Cygnus Swans of the Electric Swan Ensemble are making their way from Berlin to Lucerne.

  • Swan dance and illuminated feast for the palate

    The Lilu Light Festival Lucerne presents the first light installations – dancing swans, a water tower full of light and history, and illuminated facades will bring light and warmth to the city of Lucerne from 9 to 19 January 2020.

  • «Delightfood» at the Riviera

    Peter Diem and the Restaurant Riviera celebrate the fusion of light and cuisine. Illuminated delicacies and drinks can be tasted at five Delightcubes. A multi-sensory happening in the space of light. Buy tickets

  • St. Peter’s Chapel

    The team of the Peterskapelle, students of the Lucerne School of Music and the Lucerne School of Design & Art together develop an audiovisual story, which is projected onto the gallery of the church. On 16.01.2020 the light installation will also be accompanied by live music. Buy tickets

  • Presale opened

    Tickets for the guided Lilu tour and Genesis 2 light show are now on sale. luzern.com/lilu

  • New website

    Our new website went online in November 2019. Many thanks to Webshop Nanny for the concept and Studio Yacine for the technical implementation. Details of the light installations will be posted here as they become available.

  • Expansion of Neustadt

    For this second edition of Lilu, installations are also appearing in the Neustadt quarter, e.g. in the Vögeligärtli park.

Start

18:00 pm
Start of all Installations

End

22:00 pm
End of all Installations

Program

09.01
  1. Candlelight-Dinner – Restaurant Taube

    The Restaurant Taube is typical traditional restaurant, the different rooms within the place are full of charme and cosiness.

    More info
  2. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  3. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  4. Lighted Chicken – Grill Restaurant Ampersand

    The Grill Restaurant Ampersand offers lovely dishes prepared on the open fire of our wood charcoal grill.

    More info
  5. Flashlight dinner – Brasserie Flora

    Experience the Brasserie Flora in a special atmosphere at the «flashlight dinner».

    More info
  6. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  7. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  8. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  9. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  11. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  15. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  16. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  17. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
10.01
  1. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  2. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  3. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  4. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  7. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  8. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  9. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  11. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  15. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  16. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
11.01
  1. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  2. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  3. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  4. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. ADDITIONAL: Guided Lilu-Tour

    Due to high demand, an additional guided Lilu-tour will take place.

    More info
  7. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  8. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  9. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  10. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  13. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  15. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  16. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  17. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  18. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
12.01
  1. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  2. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  3. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  4. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  7. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  8. ADDITIONAL: Guided Lilu-Tour

    Due to high demand, an additional guided Lilu-tour will take place.

    More info
  9. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  10. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  15. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
13.01
  1. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  2. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  3. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  4. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  7. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  8. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  9. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
14.01
  1. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  2. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  3. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  4. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  7. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  8. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  9. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2» – Lisa Morgenstern

    Two light shows «Genesis 2» at the Church of St. Leodegar Lucerne are musically accompanied by the renowned pianist Lisa Morgenstern.

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
15.01
  1. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  2. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  3. Lighted Chicken – Grill Restaurant Ampersand

    The Grill Restaurant Ampersand offers lovely dishes prepared on the open fire of our wood charcoal grill.

    More info
  4. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  7. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  8. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  9. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2» – Lisa Morgenstern

    Two light shows «Genesis 2» at the Church of St. Leodegar Lucerne are musically accompanied by the renowned pianist Lisa Morgenstern.

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
16.01
  1. Candlelight-Dinner – Restaurant Taube

    The Restaurant Taube is typical traditional restaurant, the different rooms within the place are full of charme and cosiness.

    More info
  2. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  3. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  4. Flashlight dinner – Brasserie Flora

    Experience the Brasserie Flora in a special atmosphere at the «flashlight dinner».

    More info
  5. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  6. At the beginning is the line – St. Peter’s Chapel

    Developed by the St. Peter's Chapel team, students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Arts and Music.

    More info
  7. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  8. At the beginning is the line – St. Peter’s Chapel

    Developed by the St. Peter's Chapel team, students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Arts and Music.

    More info
  9. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  12. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  15. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  16. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  17. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  18. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
17.01
  1. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  2. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  3. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  4. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  7. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  8. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  9. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  11. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  15. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  16. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
18.01
  1. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  2. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  3. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  4. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  5. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  6. ADDITIONAL: Guided Lilu-Tour

    Due to high demand, an additional guided Lilu-tour will take place.

    More info
  7. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  8. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  9. ADDITIONAL: Guided Lilu-Tour

    Due to high demand, an additional guided Lilu-tour will take place.

    More info
  10. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  13. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  15. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  16. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  17. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  18. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  19. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
19.01
  1. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  2. «Di säbe sibe Täg»

    Genesis 1+2 told and explained.

    More info
  3. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  4. Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    Seasonal 3-course lightdinner at VILLA Schweizerhof.

    More info
  5. Free Lilu-tour

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own.

    More info
  6. Guided Lilu-Tour

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information.

    More info
  7. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  8. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  9. «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    «Food for the body – light for the spirit.»

    More info
  10. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  11. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  12. Lightshow «Genesis 2» – Black Sea Dahu

    Soldout

    On the occasion of their No Fire In The Sand - Tour Black Sea Dahu accompanies an extended lightshow «Genesis 2» at the Church of St. Leodegar Lucerne.

    More info
  13. Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Soldout

    The continuation of last year's great success.

    More info
  14. Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    «Normal» light show without organ accompaniment.

    More info
  • Free Lilu-tour

    Lucerne

    Time

    Entry

    free

    Tickets

    Discover the Lilu tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2020 on your own. It can be completed independently in about two hours. The 19 light installations are in operation daily from 18 to 22 hrs.

  • ADDITIONAL: Guided Lilu-Tour

    Lucerne

    Time

    Entry

    CHF 20.-

    Tickets

    Link ↗

    Due to high demand, an additional guided Lilu-tour will take place.

    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information on the individual installations and their artists.

    The guided Lilu-tour can only be booked in German.

    The guided Lilu tour can also be booked exclusively for private groups between 6 and 10 pm. The group price is CHF 300. (citytours.luzern.com).

  • «Di säbe sibe Täg»

    Pfarreisaal Hofkirche

    Time

    Entry

    free

    Tickets

    At the beginning of the Bible the world is prepared. It is sung about, cheered, written about, marvelled at and told. The texts are not about scientific explanations of what once was. They are about that which is of lasting importance. It is about interpreting the lives of people in the light of their origin.

    Moni Egger, Dr. theol, is a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Lucerne, a fairy-tale and Bible teller.

    Read more

  • Flashlight dinner – Brasserie Flora

    Brasserie Flora

    Time

    Entry

    CHF 56.-

    Tickets

    Link ↗

    From 9 to 19 January 2020 Lucerne will be illuminated for the second time. Discover the creative light installations and experience an attractive supporting programme for all the senses.

    Appetizer, intermediate course, main course and dessert by chef Gabriel Neves in a luminous atmosphere.

    On 9 and 16 January from 6 p.m. you can experience the Brasserie in a special atmosphere. Reserve your tables today for the «flashlight dinner».

  • Lightdinner – VILLA Schweizerhof

    VILLA Schweizerhof

    Time

    Entry

    CHF 85.- per person

    Tickets

    Link ↗

    During 11 days in January, Lucerne once again lives up to its name «City of Lights». Stroll along the illuminated Lucerne lake basin to the VILLA Schweizerhof. A fascinating light installation awaits you here as well. You will be greeted with a welcome drink followed by a seasonal 3-course menu. Marvel at the illuminated garden of the VILLA and look forward to a small gift of light.

  • Lightshow «Genesis 2» – Lisa Morgenstern

    Church of St. Leodegar

    Time

    Entry

    CHF 28.-

    Tickets

    Link ↗

    Two light shows «Genesis 2» at the Church of St. Leodegar Lucerne are musically accompanied by the renowned pianist Lisa Morgenstern.

    Lisa Morgenstern is a German-Bulgarian pianist, singer and composer. Her album «Chameleon», released in spring 2019, dramatically combines experimental pop music with classical elements.

  • Lightshow «Genesis 2» – Black Sea Dahu

    Church of St. Leodegar

    Time

    Entry

    CHF 43.50

    Tickets

    Link ↗

    On the occasion of their No Fire In The Sand – Tour Black Sea Dahu accompanies an extended lightshow «Genesis 2» at the Church of St. Leodegar Lucerne.

    They are THE band of the hour: Black Sea Dahu are currently on everyone’s lips – in and outside the country’s borders and on their way to becoming the most successful CH export. In 2019 alone, the indie-folk group will play well over a hundred shows. Black Sea Dahu stand for discrepancy, the in-between: going away, being somewhere, coming back, being somewhere else, maybe just mentally. After their completely sold out autumn tour, the band will now play at the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne 2019 before heading to the big stages of the world.

  • Candlelight-Dinner – Restaurant Taube

    Restaurant Taube

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    One can easily imagine, how – a long time ago, before the invention of the electric bulb – people were dining only with candle light. Revive with us on two special evening events during the Lilu festival this special atmosphere. And enjoy a typical Lucerne menu, surrounded by candle light only!

    Beside the Lucerne menu we will also serve various dishes that the Taube is famous for! Do you prefer to dine the «normal way» and enjoy the benefits of electric light? Come in, we have also tables in the lovely «Nadelwehrsääli» on the 1st floor!

  • Lighted Chicken – Grill Restaurant Ampersand

    Grill Restaurant Ampersand

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    Can you imagine anything better than sitting and enjoying beside the cracking noise, the smell and light of an open fire? We don’t think so and therefore we celebrate the LILU festival the fiery way: on two special evenings we turn out the lights. Only the beechwood fire and candles create the unique atmosphere within the Ampersand team will serve the «Lighted Chicken!» menu: crispy Swiss chicken with Grill-Flavour!

    Beside the «Lighted Chicken»» we will also serve various dishes that the Ampersand is famous for!

  • «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    Restaurant Riviera

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    In the distant future, we live in remote megacities and travel in spaceships. In virtual paradises and simulated biotopes, we will recharge vital energy. Particularly effective will be the synthesis of earthly pleasures and heavenly light. “Food for the body – light for the spirit.”

    In the Riviera restaurant, the fusion of light and cuisine can already be experienced today. Illuminated delicacies and drinks can be tasted at five Delightcubes. The dazzling table surfaces radiate ambiguous, the food is mysteriously illuminated and the guests lightly lit. A multisensory happening in the sphere of action of light.

  • At the beginning is the line – St. Peter’s Chapel

    St. Peter's Chapel

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    The St. Peter’s Chapel team, students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Arts and Music  develop an audiovisual story, which is projected onto the gallery of the church. In dialogue with the architecture and the content of the St. Peter’s Chapel, the smallest audiovisual pearls are created, which are combined to form a partly contemplative, partly stirring overall work.

    On 16.01.2020 the light installation will also be accompanied by live music.

  • Guided Lilu-Tour

    Lucerne

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    Join us on a guided tour of the versatile light installations of the Lilu Lightfestival Lucerne 2020 and learn interesting background information on the individual installations and their artists.

    The guided Lilu-tour can only be booked in German.

    The guided Lilu-tour can also be booked exclusively for private groups between 6 and 10 pm. The group price is CHF 300. (citytours.luzern.com).

  • Lightshow «Genesis 2»

    Church of St. Leodegar

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    Artist collective Projektil’s latest show is a continuation of last year’s major success, Genesis. Genesis 2 finds days 4 to 7 of the creation story staged in the sacred space of Lucerne’s Church of St. Leodegar. The ceiling, walls and other structures of the church are brought to life by means of light projections, mesmerising the audience under an open sky that provides a visual reinterpretation of the history of creation. A heavenly fantasy world in a breathtaking venue. The show lasts about 20 minutes.

  • Lightshow «Genesis 2» with Wolfgang Sieber

    Church of St. Leodegar

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    Artist collective Projektil’s latest show is a continuation of last year’s major success, Genesis. Genesis 2 finds days 4 to 7 of the creation story staged in the sacred space of Lucerne’s Church of St. Leodegar. The ceiling, walls and other structures of the church are brought to life by means of light projections, mesmerising the audience under an open sky that provides a visual reinterpretation of the history of creation. A heavenly fantasy world in a breathtaking venue. The spectacle is accompanied by Wolfgang Sieber at the organ. The show lasts about 20 minutes.

Installations

  • Meilihalle

    Bahnhofpl. 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

    A sky of lanterns illuminates the newly renovated Meilihalle during the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne and envelops the ship's landing stage in a warm, violet light. Step into the enchanting world of the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne and be fascinated by the purple lights.

  • En-Trance

    St. Leodegarstrasse 9, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland

    Dance through the waves of the sea of lights, lose yourself in endless patterns and colours. Let yourself be guided to the entrance of a new dimension.

    Projektil

    Over the past two years, the Zurich-based artists' collective Projektil has delighted over 250,000 spectators with shows such as Illuminarium, Light Ragaz and Illuminated Art.

  • Mutatio

    Im Zöpfli, Lucerne, Switzerland

    The light installation «Mutatio» combines the theme «Selfie» with the person «Josi Meier» and makes it possible for visitors to experience it as a light theme in this special place.

    Team «Mutatio»

    The six artists are fascinated by light and its effects and are showing a light installation for the first time at this year's Lilu 2020.

  • Medusa

    Luzerner Kantonalbank AG, Pilatusstrasse, Lucerne, Switzerland

    In cold blue and violet tones it shimmers deep below sea level. Like ghosts the medusas dance, hovering high above the ground or in close proximity. Immerse yourself in the apparent infinity and beauty of the underwater world.

    Dive into the weightlessness of the sea and let the medusas work on you.

    Zürcher & Schwarz

    Simón Aurel Schwarz is a media artist, photographer and environmental scientist. Irina Zürcher is a teacher.

  • Mirror of time

    Torbogen Luzern, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland

    The archway greets and bids farewell to thousands of travellers every day. Through moving light the appearance of the archway becomes a mirror of time. Magical mirrors rotate on their own axis and revive the memories of the travellers.

    This archway has experienced too much to present it without its encounters. Our installation should make the flow of time palpable.

    Nachtlicht & estec visions

    Nachtlicht is a small team in Zurich that has discovered its love for animation, lighting and event design and is now working on making the world a little more exciting. Works of art are developments of visions. Estec wants to create, implement and realize these visions.

  • The Magnificent Chocolate Hotel

    Schweizerhofquai 3, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland

    «The Magnificent Chocolate Hotel» invites you to look behind the facades of the Schweizerhof. Take the wheel yourself, become a chocolatier and let famous guests enjoy chocolate creations. But be careful – danger of overheating!

    Tip: On site you can warm up with a «hot chocolate» from Max Chocolatier.

    We fuse fun with lights and purpose.

    Nachtlicht, Fusion Robot

    Nachtlicht creates immersive installations and animations with light and projection between art and technology. Fusion Robot specializes in complex, interactive entertainment for serious and fun purposes.

  • Luminamur aureum stella

    Hotel und Restaurant STERN Luzern, Burgerstrasse, Lucerne, Switzerland

    A special guest is staying at the Hotel Goldener Stern. In his luggage he has a handful of surprises. When it gets dark in Lucerne, he opens his suitcase and a colourful string of lights bursts through the air – like a swarm of fireflies, bringing a touch of summer back to Lucerne.

    We grew up in Lucerne. What a joy to illuminate January nights with colourful light magic.

    Andreas Steiner, Auviso

    Andreas Steiner is multimedia producer and creative head at Auviso. As producer of the light installation, he has given his artistic spirit complete freedom in collaboration with the Hotel Stern Lucerne.

  • Be part of

    Buobenmatt, Lucerne, Switzerland

    The wall painting of the Theaterpassage reflects one thing above all else – the longing for free space. The passers-by are invited to become part of the work themselves and to project themselves into a strange, absurd world through the paintings.

    Fabienne Schwarz & Nadja Schöpfer

    Fabienne Schwarz and Nadja Schöpfer have successfully completed their Bachelor in Animation in July 2019 and thus discovered their interest in projections and light installations. Together they have already produced projections for the Peterskapelle.

  • Ghost in the Furrengasse

    Furrengasse, Lucerne, Switzerland

    In 1607 a strange ghost was sighted in the Furrengasse in Lucerne. In the light of the lanterns it appeared as a human figure and resembled a lean, tall man. Then it changed its appearance and grew in height until it surpassed the size of a five-metre high lansquenet spear.

    I look forward to many Lucerne ghosts!

    Juladi

    Elke Radtke comes from Germany and has been active as video artist "Juladi" for 15 years. She has already shown her VJ performances, interactive video installations, video dance performances and mappings in almost 30 countries. At the last Lilu in 2019 one could admire Elke Radkke's light installation at the government building in Lucerne.

  • Keys of Light

    Pavillon am Nationalquai, Lucerne, Switzerland

    Keys of Light is an interactive artwork by Dutch artist Mr.Beam. Triggered by sound, the installation is co-created by audience members who will take part in a series of live solo performances. Each performer will perform a selection of pieces on the grand piano and see their music visualised through dazzling projections onto the facade of the music pavilion.

    We are not in control, the local talent of Lucerne is.

    Mr. Beam

    Founded in 2009, Mr.Beam is a creative team of multidisciplinary professionals who share a passion for innovative storytelling. Their work brings ordinary objects and spaces to life by creating extraordinary experiences for the participants.

  • Oktogon – a history of the water tower

    Wasserturm, Reusssteg, Lucerne, Switzerland

    What did the water tower experience? It can tell you about big and small, spectacular and surprising things. An audiovisual journey through the light and dark sides of its past, based on an idea by François Chalet and Uwe Brückner.

    François Chalet

    Since 1997 François Chalet has been working as an international visual artist. He is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Design & Art and teaches storytelling and expanded animation in the Bachelor Animation.

    Mit Noemi Sugaya (Motion Design und Compositing) und Mathias Vetter (Musik).

  • Cygnus

    Luzern Schweizerhofquai, Luzern, Switzerland

    CYGNUS is a poetic light installation on the water. 15 swans, apparently asleep on the water, awaken and are lit by an inner light. They join together in a mysterious round dance in the night.

    Do androids dream of electric sheep? We have no idea, but we dream of electric swans.

    Electric Swan Ensemble (Denis Bivour & Florian Giefer Loomaland.com)

    Denis Bivour is a pixel tamer and 3D designer who has designed visuals for dozens of live events all over the world. Florian Giefer is one half of film directing duo pet & flo (the other half being Peter Göltenboth). He specialises in animation, motion control and projections.

  • Hit!

    Sempacherstrasse 10, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

    I got him! The snowman falls to pieces. Look out, the yeti is coming! Can you hit the Pilate dragon? The wall of the Central and University Library becomes the stage for a snowball fight between virtual and real protagonists.

    François Chalet

    Since 1997 François Chalet has been working as an international visual artist. He is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Design & Art and teaches storytelling and expanded animation in the Bachelor Animation.

    Mit Michael Flückiger (Interaktion) und Mathias Vetter (Musik).

  • «Delightfood» – at Restaurant Riviera

    Riviera Lucerne, Haldenstrasse, Lucerne, Switzerland

    In the distant future, we live in remote megacities and travel in spaceships. In virtual paradises and simulated biotopes, we will recharge vital energy. Particularly effective will be the synthesis of earthly pleasures and heavenly light. «Food for the body – light for the spirit.» In the Riviera restaurant, the fusion of light and cuisine can already be experienced today. Illuminated delicacies and drinks can be tasted at five Delightcubes. The dazzling table surfaces radiate ambiguous, the food is mysteriously illuminated and the guests lightly lit. A multisensory happening in the sphere of action of light.
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    Sensing Space

    As a nature collaborator Peter Diem deals with inner and outer landscapes. He projects onto natural materials, illuminates historical buildings and shines through valuable objects. His light installations open up new views of nature.

  • Magic Tree

    Haldenstrasse 30, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland

    The tree comes to life. Using 200 retro hanging lights with special dimmable LED lamps, the big tree in front of VILLA Schweizerhof is brought to life. The lamps can be controlled separately in groups and thus give the tree a lively impression. Thanks to the 360° radiation of the lights, the tree becomes a warm meeting place to linger and enjoy.

    Aesthetics meets technology.

    estec visions

    All works of art are developments of visions. Estec visions, a creative young company from the event industry, wants to create, implement and realize these visions. With great passion they develop tailor-made light installations and video projections.

  • At the beginning is the line

    Kapellpl. 1a, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland

    The St. Peter’s Chapel team, students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Arts and Music develop an audiovisual story, which is projected onto the gallery of the church. In dialogue with the architecture and the content of the St. Peter’s Chapel, the smallest audiovisual pearls are created, which are combined to form a partly contemplative, partly stirring overall work. On 16.01.2020 the light installation will also be accompanied by live music.

    Students of the Lucerne University

    Under the direction of Marco Schmid (St. Peter’s Chapel), François Chalet (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) and John Voirol (Lucerne University of Music).

    Picture: David, Stefanie, Dan, Tasha, Luisa, Annalena, Anahi, Lara, Fiona, Nikolas, Pauline, Sarah, Rahel, Ben, Raoul, Pavithra, Noemi, Arianna, Jorrit, Samantha, Saskin, Oceane, Viviane, Lukas, Konstantin, Marco, Tamara, Lisa

    Music: Pascale Jeanne Etter – Singing, Jasmin Lötscher – Singing/Trombone, Fabian Rügge – Guitar, Bin Peng – Soprano Saxophone, Felix Nussbaumer – Tenor Saxophone, Jérémy Lenoir – Keyboards, Alfredo Alejandro Supino – Bass, Alessandro Alarcon – Percussion, Steffen Peters – Sound engineer Soundfarm.

  • The mirror eyes

    Vögeligärtli, Frankenstrasse 12, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

    Mirror eyes make wintry Lucerne appear in an infinite, recurring repetition and opens up a fairytale world to visitors that is reflected in infinity. The view through the kaleidoscopes takes observers of all ages into a world where reality and fantasy merge. They can see the city with fresh eyes through the mirror of elements. The kaleidoscopes can be carefully manipulated and moved in different directions. Children should not be allowed to play with them on their own!

    Playful distortion of reality. Creating dream worlds and enjoying infinity.

    Purplepony

    Operating at the interface between art, design and architecture, Purplepony is a loose collective of hobbyists, inventors and creative unicorns.

  • Genesis 2

    St. Leodegarstrasse 6, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland

    Artist collective Projektil’s latest show is a continuation of last year’s major success, Genesis. Genesis 2 finds days 4 to 7 of the creation story staged in the sacred space of Lucerne’s Church of St. Leodegar. The ceiling, walls and other structures of the church are brought to life by means of light projections, mesmerising the audience under an open sky that provides a visual reinterpretation of the history of creation. A heavenly fantasy world in a breathtaking venue. The show lasts about 20 minutes.

    Projektil

    Over the past two years, the Zurich-based artists' collective Projektil has delighted over 250,000 spectators with shows such as Illuminarium, Light Ragaz and Illuminated Art.

  • Les Amours en Cage

    Haldenstrasse 4, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland

    «Les Amours en cage», delicately suspended bright lanterns with delicate curves illuminate the spectator’s path. With their lace fabrics, they play in the light, like stars suspended in the sky. It’s an invitation to fantasy, a meeting with an imaginary world. The spectator falls into poetry.

    By transforming the public space, I wish to immerse the spectators in a poetic and dreamlike universe, leaving room for everyone's imagination.

    Porté par le Vent

    As a paraglider, Christophe Martine was naturally drawn to wind and art in the sky, founding a theatre and installation company called «Porté par le Vent». He then turned his hand to light design, creating his first night show – the Luminéoles – at the 2011 Lyon Festival of Lights (FR). Since then, he has been creating a unique world filled with kites inspired by plant and animal kingdoms and infused with gentle poetry. His choreographed shows have been displayed in Shanghai, Moscow, Singapore and London.

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