is located in the heart of Switzerland on the Lake of Lucerne admired for its beauty and tranquillity. Nostalgic paddle wheel steamers connect the romantic town to many piers of charming sites. From there you may ascend picturesque “Mount Rigi” and steep “Mount Pilatus”, or reach the high regions in the Alps of Switzerland. Cogwheel mountain trains, cable cars or aerial tramways take you past alpine scenery to breath-taking panoramic views of the Top of Switzerland. Most of the places can be reached between 1 – 3 hours travel. Lucerne itself is built along the “Lake of Lucerne” and the “Reuss River”, outflow of the lake. The medieval part is closest to the waterfront. Bridges connect both banks. The famous wooden “Kapellbrücke” has been perfectly rebuilt by local artisan after total destruction by a catastrophic fire in 1993. Lucerne is located in the heart of Western Europe. You may ideally combine your conference participation with business visits or private trips before and after the event.


The GSM Symposium is held at the Uni Lucerne (UniLU, room HS 10) very closed to the Culture & Convention Centre Lucerne (KKL*) on the picturesque waterfront of the lake Lucerne in the middle of Switzerland. The venue is easy to reach by car, plane & train, because it is closed to car parks & railway station (2 min), within a short distance from charming hotels & the historical town centre.

*KKL: Where former GSM took and the EFCF 2019 takes place at the same time and where on Thursday afternoon the Grid Apéro in the EFCF exhibition area will be served.

Lakeview towards KKL, just behind is the Uni Lucerne,
in the background Mount Pilatus, get here more Pictures of KKL

Map of downtown Lucerne in the hart of Switzerland