Share in the history of Lucerne
Swiss history abounds in Lucerne where some of the ancient houses and buildings function as hotels, while others have been turned into cultural institutions like the Museum Bellpark and the Richard Wagner Museum. Located within an ancient armoury, the Museum of History Lucerne contains a detailed collection of artefacts pertaining to the city and Central Switzerland.
Historic accommodation in Lucerne includes the Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann, stretched across seven houses that date back to 1517, and the Palace Lucerne, which houses you in an ancient palace right on the edge of Lake Lucerne.
Delight in those waterfront views
With Lucerne's prime position on one side of Lake Lucerne, the city is well-equipped for accommodating the discerning traveller who appreciates a waterfront view from their bedroom. Not to mention the Reuss River that feeds into the lake and the 14th-Century wooden Chapel Bridge, which both make for picturesque sights.
If you prefer a view of the lake, you can stay at the colourful Hotel Schweizerhof, which displays its 5-star opulence across more than one hundred rooms and various dining venues. For accommodation along the river, try the Hotel des Balances, Schiff Hotel, Hotel des Alpes or the Hotel Mr Pickwick.
Save some pennies when staying in Lucerne
Switzerland isn't known as being an affordable country to visit, so sometimes it's better to settle for more budget-friendly accommodation. Within these hotels you'll still find friendly service and comfortable rooms, such as at the Hotel Stern where you can enjoy an onsite breakfast buffet and a peaceful garden out the back.
Stay in more affordable accommodation, so you can spend a little extra on enjoying the city's attractions, local food and welcoming nightlife. Other great candidates for lodging include the Tourist Hotel, Hotel Falken and the Jailhotel, which is a unique hostel housed in a former prison.