Hotels in Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotels by Nancy Eben
The city of Lucerne in Switzerland
is among the most sought after holiday destination. With beautiful scenery
of mountains and pretty lakeside views Lucerne attracts millions of tourists
and visitors every year. The best known attraction of the city is the Lake
Lucerne from where Reuss River originates. Well known for its quaintness
and rich cultural life, the everydayness of Lucerne city is the true essence
of the land of Switzerland. Like the city even Lucerne Hotels are a class
apart. Rendering the finest of accommodation facility these hotels make
lodging in Lucerne a wonderful and a memorable experience. To reach the
city of Lucerne which is located in the central region of Switzerland you
may board train from the city of Zurich. From Zurich it would take you
approximately 45 minutes to reach Lucerne. From Geneva, Lucerne is around
245 kilometers away and from Berne it is 92 kilometers away.
Hotels are a class apart. Offering the best of facilities and boasting
of world class service Lucerne Switzerland Hotels make the best of your
trip. And among the many places of interest to in Lucerne some have been
The Picasso Museum
This museum is a haven for all the
Picasso fanciers. From exhibiting the personal photographs and intimate
portraits of the famous artistes to the collections of art worksâ€¦
here you will get a chance to explore it all. The Picasso Museum is basically
a 17th century structure that houses the studio of the artiste and many
paintings that displays domestic and familial scenes.
The Chapel Bridge
Constructed in the 14th century
for security reasons, the Chapel Bridge is deemed as a landmark of the
city Lucerne. The Chapel Bridge is made completely out of wood and is said
to be the oldest of all wooden bridge existing in Europe. The best way
to explore the bridge is to tag along with walking tours for a detailed
description and facts about the Bridge. While walking over it you can savor
the portraits of Swiss history and art.
Overlooking the beauty of Lucerne
City, Mount Pilatus is a beautiful mountain high on natural splendor. This
is a perfect place for not only adventure freaks but for those who are
looking out for some peaceful time and ambience. To reach the top of the
mountain you may either board the cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad or
reach via cable-car in from Kriens. Or if you like it then you may even
reach the top on foot.
In the city of Lucerne lies the
region of Old Town which is quite a tourist attraction. Lively squares,
quaint streets, pretty locales and bewitching ambience. Old town is extremely
Erected in the year 1386, the Musegg
Wall is a very famous tourist attraction. For the visitors only three towers
are open for viewing. This includes Mannli, Schirmer and Zyt.
The museum of Rosengart in Lucerne
was constructed very recently. Exhibiting the collection of artiste Paul
Klee and Pablo Picasso, this museum also showcases the many exquisite art
works of artistes and painters like Lager, Monet, Cezanne, Miro, Matisse
and Braque of 19th and 20th century.
About the Author - Nancy
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Western Hotel Krone Lucerne
This old town hotel is located
in the pedestrian district of old Lucerne, two blocks from the River Reuss.
The hotel features 25 guestrooms, all of which include complimentary wireless
Internet, flatscreen televisions, safes, radios and minibars. Guests of
the hotel can enjoy an array of amenities including the shoe shine and
laundry services, and complimentary wireless Internet throughout. Those
dining on site can enjoy a range of regional and Italian cuisine in the
hotel restaurant, which features a summer terrace. The restaurant serves
a complimentary continental buffet breakfast each morning. Open Tuesday
to Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. Many of the city's attractions are within 100
meters of the hotel, such as the Picasso collection. The nearest airport
is Zurich, 60 kilometers away.
Swiss Quality Hotel Lucerne
With a unique atmosphere,
special hospitality and convenient facilities, the hotel offers excellent
accommodation that makes you to feel at home. The Hotel Cascada is
located in the heart of Lucerne, only a short distance on foot from all
the important places such as the railway station, the Chapel Bridge, Lake
Lucerne, the shopping area and various museums. Each of the 65 guestrooms
are individually designed and come with a host of modern amenities to make
your stay a memorable one. The hotel also provides conveniences for disabled
guests. The in-house Bolero restaurant is decorated in Spanish style
and serves various dishes from tapas and light dishes to exquisite fish,
meat, sea food and vegetarian delicacies for you to feast on. The Caramba
bar offers a wide selection of cocktails and wines and is an ideal place
to relax after a long tiring day.
Hotel National Lucerne
The elegant Grand Hotel
National overlooks the lake in Lucerne, Switzerland. The city's picturesque
Old Town and Chapel Bridge are 500 metres away. Opened in the 1870's by
renowned hoteliers Auguste Escoffier and Cesar Ritz, the Grand Hotel National
is a perfect example of Swiss old-world glamour. Gourmet French and Swiss
cuisine and an extensive wine list are on offer in Le Trianon restaurant.
The room is lit by a chandelier and decorated in pastel shades with silk
wallpaper. Traditional Italian cuisine and regional specialities are on
the menu in the airy plant-lined Padrino restaurant. In summer, dinner
is served on the pretty terrace with lake views. The Grand Hotel National's
Thai Lotus restaurant is an exotic setting for Thai curries, salads and
soups. It features its own Thai temple, Asian greenery and rich decor.
Guests can enjoy views of the lake and the Alps from the comfortable leather
armchairs in the wood-panelled National bar. The hotel has a well-equipped
spa with sunlit indoor pool, sauna and sunbed.
Drei Koenige Lucerne
The traditional Lucerne-style
Hotel Drei Koenige is located in the centre of Lucerne, Switzerland. The
Kunstmuseum and the Natural History Museum are less than 800 metres from
the hotel. Set in a turreted building, the Hotel Drei Koenige is within
a kilometre of the traditional architecture and wooden bridges of the city's
famous Old Town. The hotel's guests can enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast
featuring local ingredients. The Drei Koenige Restaurant offers traditional
Swiss dishes in a bright plant-flanked dining room. The hotel's multilingual
staff can help with currency exchange, secretarial services, and sightseeing
trips to attractions like the Picasso Collection. The Hotel Drei
Koenige's 67 guestrooms are decorated with wooden furnishings and colourful
fabrics. All rooms offer satellite television, voicemail, opening windows
and bathrooms with shower/tub combinations. Overlooked by the Pilatus and
Riga mountains, the picturesque Lake Lucerne is just three kilometres away
from the Hotel Drei Koenige.
Blu Hotel, Lucerne
The Radisson Blu Hotel,
Lucerne is a sleek, glass façade hotel located on the banks of the
Vierwaldstätter See in Lucerne's centre, 300 metres from the Old Town.
Some rooms have views of Lake Lucerne and the mountains. Guests with energy
to burn can enjoy complimentary access to the hotel's top floor health
club where guests can take in the soothing views over the Lucerene landscape
whilst using the modern cardiovascular equipment. After a work-out guests
can relax tired muscles in the sauna before enjoying lunch in the contemporary
Mediterranean restaurant where dishes are freshly prepared before guest's
eyes in the show kitchen. In fine weather guests can enjoy dining outside
on the open-air terrace. The hotel is part of a complex which includes
retail outlets and is adjacent to the new congress centre and concert hall.
Many of the city's attractions are within walking distance, including the
historic old town. Zurich Airport is 70 kilometres away with an approximate
driving time of 45 minutes.
The Hotel, designed by French
architect Jean Nouvel, is located in the centre of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Overlooking a park, this hotel is 500 metres from the Picasso Museum and
within three kilometres of Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis. Dark glossy
walls and polished parquet flooring show off contemporary design pieces
in The Hotel's lobby. There is a multilingual concierge service, currency
exchange and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout. Guests
are offered discounted access to a nearby fitness centre. The Hotel's Bam
Bou restaurant serves French and Asian fusion cuisine in a sleek lowlit
room with a black stone floor, wooden tables and leather sofas. The Lounge
bar offers cocktails and light meals. Guests can enjoy panoramic views
of the snow-capped Alps from Mount Pilatus, just two kilometres from The
hotel in Lucerne.
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