The year 1882 saw the construction in the town of Lucerne of a magnificent architectural jewel, the former Kursaal. It was a neo-baroque palace inspired entirely by the architecture of the French Renaissance. A place of encounter, entertainment and enjoyment for all the senses.
Over the past 100 years the former Kursaal underwent a number of renovations before becoming what is today the Grand Casino Luzern. And still it suffers none of the afflictions usually associated with old age, retaining its youthful vigour and vibrancy. Indeed, a pulsating, dazzling joie de vivre still bursts forth from its magnificent renovated premises.
Looking at the somewhat dreamy Casineum it is hard to imagine that shortly before it was created there were still numerous slot machines and gaming tables in the former Jackpot Casino. True to the motto of “back to the roots” the Casineum today reminds us of its original interior in what was then the theatre hall. The delightful stucco work still adorns the façades as it did over a century ago, conjuring a unique atmosphere that permeates the hall. A place of encounter that appeals to the senses indeed.
Venues such as the Grand Jeu Casino, the Jackpot Casino, the Cocktail Bar, the Casineum, The Club and Restaurant Olivo have become architectural gems that radiate so much atmosphere and a particular, distinctive charm.