The listed town hall – a location steeped in history. Built between 1602 and 1606 in the Italian Renaissance style. Up to 1798, the year of the revolution, where the Small and Grand Councils of Lucerne convened. Today, the City Parliament holds its meetings in the venerable town hall building, whose walls are adorned with valuable paintings.
Under the arcades facing the River Reuss: a lively market held every Tuesday and Saturday. The upper floor, formerly a corn exchange and trading hall – is now occasionally used as an exhibition venue and art gallery. The town hall's premises are part of the city’s property portfolio and can be hired for events. The wonderfully preserved Portrait Room provides a worthy setting for civil marriages and other festive occasions.
All our beers are brewed in copper vats on-site in the restaurant. The precious wort then flows through a 70-metre underground conduit through Lucerne’s Old Town – at the time a world first – into the fermentation and storage cellar in the Eisengasse, and since 2011 then on for another 70 metres to our partner company, the Stadtkeller in Sternenplatz. A closed circuit unique in the world.
The Rathaus brewery with restaurant was built in 1998 by qualified brewing engineer Eckhard Schwöbel on the arcade floor of the town hall – and observing the preservation of historic monuments. Our founding father, Mr. Eckhard Schwöbel, died on September 21, 2021 at the age of 81.
The Gambrinus Gastronomie AG operates the Rathaus Brauerei and the «Stadtkeller». Our credo: Nurture tradition – with an eye to continuity and quality.
At the Rathaus Brauerei and the «Stadtkeller we give preference to regional suppliers offering Swiss products wherever possible.