Lucerne, Switzerland: City of Peace


Welcome to Hans Farman and his colleagues in the Perspective Association who have established Lucerne, Switzerland as a City of Peace. Their work for peace is focused on differing perspectives and how diversity contributes to the well being of all.

Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.

Lucerne Peace Days, 2016


Peace is possible – We set a sign
For the peace, dignity and welfare of all


Perspective Association is a non-profit association based in Lucerne. It was founded in 2003 and is supported by different personalities from business, sports, entertainment and culture. The association is politically neutral and independently declares itself in matters of religion and belief, nationality or sexual orientation. Perspective Association is actively committed to the peace, dignity and well-being of all people. He acts at the national level cooperates internationally with similar oriented projects and organizations. In order to set a sign for peace, the first Lucerne Peace Day was initiated and implemented on 21 September 2014. The aim of this one-day event is to create a platform for those interested in the development of peace, as well as to organize a celebration of joy, where every person is welcome.




Peace comes from the understanding and kindness of each other.
Peace means communicating without violence, it means inner peace and security.



    • We contribute to the respect of fundamental rights by providing a platform where peers can exchange and support each other.
    • Perspective Association would like to promote the interest of the population in the development of peace and to show different ways how this is possible.
    • We want to break down barriers between people and build bridges between them. We achieve this through our events, which are mainly characterized by music and art.
    • We want young and old to meet in the framework of the Lucerne Peace Days. The annual program is therefore always very deliberately.
    • We support selected projects that are committed to access to education, clean water, healthy food and safety for all.
    • We want to sensitize the broad population as well as the economy and politics to the themes of peace, well-being and the dignified interaction with each other.

Peace is possible!

Letter of Intent




Hans Farman

President pA, overall management LPD & media contact

In the TV & Media landscape in Germany grew up and 12 years USA stay helped me gain a good insight into the world as it is today. For the past 15 years I have been living in Switzerland and have gained a wealth of experience, including in the upper management as well as as a member of the management, in one of the most important business development agencies in Europe. It is a very important concern for me to work for dignity, peace and well-being so that more people, as well as companies, will participate in this process and recognize how much they can contribute to a better co-existence.

My motto: Live in the NOW and use for good!


Felix Mafferreti

Board member pA & cashier

He grew up in the canton of Solothurn and has been working for several years as a health care teacher at a curative education school in the canton of Aargau. I like to support a club that is committed to peace, dignity and well-being.

My motto: Live and let live.




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Lucerne is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country. Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name. With a population of about 81,057 people (as of 2013),[3] Lucerne is the most populous town in Central Switzerland, and a nexus of economics, transportation, culture, and media of this region. The city’s urban area consists of 17 municipalities and towns located in three different cantons with an overall population of about 250,000 people (as of 2007).

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva. 

Owing to its location on the shores of Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee) and its outflow, the river Reuss, within sight of the mounts Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne has long been a destination for tourists. One of the city’s famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge (German: Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century.

The official language of Lucerne is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.



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