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Franziskanerplatz in Lucerne with Hotel Schlüssel (Photo: Wolfgang Schatz)
Public record: Foundation Charter (Source: State Archives Lucerne)

The foundation of the Jesuit college

The city provided the Jesuits with a residential building for 20 priests (today this is the location of the government building), a school building (facing the government building) and a library.

The first three Jesuit priests were accommodated temporarily from 7 August 1574 in the Gasthof Schlüssel hotel on Franziskanerplatz.

You can find out more about this in the audio contribution or in the complete text "The foundation of the Jesuit college".