Location and Venue


Symposium Location


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

*KKL: Where former GSM Symposiums and the EFCF 2019 is annually held. It is also host to the GSM and EFCF exhibition Apéro after Thursday's event.

Lakeview towards KKL, with the University of Lucerne behind you.
In the background is the famous Mount Pilatus.  (Pictures of KKL)