The Michelsamt is a historical region in the northern part of the canton of Lucerne .
It was under the rule of the Beromünster canon monastery and fell to the city of Lucerne in 1415 , which with this incorporation was able to record a significant expansion of its domain. The Michelsamt existed until 1798 and consisted of the actual Michelsamt east of the Sempachersee , the so-called Eiamt west of the lake and the exclaves Schongau and Ermensee. It completely comprised today's communities Pfeffikon , Rickenbach , Beromünster, Gunzwil , Neudorf , Schongau , Eich and Schenkon as well as large parts of Oberkirch and Nottwil and a small part of today's communities Ermensee and Sursee . All of these communities - with the exception of Schongau and Ermensee ( Hochdorf Office ) - now belong to the Sursee Office . Today only the communities Beromünster / Gunzwil / Schwarzenbach / Neudorf and Rickenbach / Pfeffikon are counted as part of the Michelsamt.