Enjoy the sounds of summer with performances from world-class orchestras and performers at the Lucerne Festival.
The internationally recognised concert series draws visitors from all over the world to Switzerland who come to enjoy the orchestras and soloists at Lucerne Festival.
Since its inaugural concert, the Lucerne Festival has expanded to include events in the spring and fall, each with its own unique focus for visitors to enjoy.
History of the Lucerne Festival
Founded in 1938, the Lucerne Festival began as a small concert series performed in the gardens of Wagner's villa. Conducted by Arturo Toscanini, he assembled a festival orchestra comprising musicians and soloists from other orchestras in the area.
However during the war, the Lucerne Festival attracted musicians and festival goers reluctant to perform or attend similar events in Austria and Germany during Nazi occupation.
Today, visitors at the Lucerne Festival can enjoy performances by the festival's resident orchestra, along with special events with prestigious visiting orchestras. Past performers have included the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Enjoy the festival with the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne
Guests at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne can benefit from the hotel's ideal location and close proximity to the Lucerne Festival.
Since 2004, the Lucerne Festival has been based at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, located just moments from the hotel along the waterfront, making it easy for guests to attend festival events hassle-free.
Experience the best of the Lucerne Festival and then indulge yourself in our hotel restaurant or refresh your palate and reflect on the day at the Wine Lounge.