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Hotel Wilden Mann - Luxury holidays to Lake Lucerne

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Hotel Wilden Mann in Lucerne has been in the hospitality trade for 500 years, which can be felt in the quality of the service and the atmosphere of the building. A walk of just a few minutes will bring you to the iconic Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, and the Nadelwehr. A stay at the Hotel Wilden Mann is best enjoyed when combined with other elegant hotels in Zurich, Bern, and the Bernese Oberland.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Hotel Wilden Mann in Lucerne can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located 10 minutes from the railway station by taxi or on foot.

    Complimentary

    Free bus transportation on zone 10.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Hotel Wilden Mann in Lucerne. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a rail touring holiday, so prices vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for up-to-date offers and details.

    Hotel code

    EXH1946

    Our opinion

    The Hotel Wilden Mann balances its historic and old-world style with elegance and modern facilities.

    Hotel description

    For the last 500 years, the four star Hotel Wilden Mann in Lucerne has been hosting guests. In 1860, the tavern became a hotel, but its winding corridors, traditional feel, and enthusiasm for hospitality remained. The white stone exterior is both grand and welcoming; flags fly above the windows, and flower boxes decorate the first floor. Inside, rustic dark woods and rich fabrics transport you back to the time of the hotel’s origins, and a spiralling staircase with wrought-iron banisters takes you up to the guestrooms. Handwoven curtains and intricately painted ceiling panels add delicate touches of authenticity. Follow the corridors, steeped in history, to one of the rooms, each of which has been individually and lovingly decorated in the particular style of the hotel. They have been designed with well-being and relaxation in mind. Antique furnishings bring character and depth, contrasted by the light, patterned fabrics and the artworks on the walls. Unique curtains are held in place by tasselled holdbacks, and lamps illuminate golden picture frames. Some rooms, at the top of the hotel, have exposed beams on their walls. In every room, however, there is a definite attractive style that is wholly individual to the Hotel Wilden Mann. Dining at the Hotel Wilden Mann can be one of two things: cosy rustic tradition in Burgerstube, or elegant fine-dining in Sauvage. Both preserve a bubble of tranquillity, away from the bustle of Lucerne. Sauvage specialises in Mediterranean and French-style cuisine, with a great deal of care spent perfecting the dining experience, while in Burgerstube, the atmosphere is relaxed, lively, and the food is homely, hearty, and authentically Lucerne. The Burgerstube Restaurant features wooden furnishings and panelling, with candles in the centre of the table to create a very Swiss, romantic feel. The Hotel Wilden Mann is a historic and charming property in the heart of Lucerne, perfect for exploring the enchanting old streets of the city and enjoying the proximity of the river and lake.

    Location

    Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Reuss River in Lucerne.

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    39 miles

    Closest airport

    Zurich Airport

    Room types

    The hotel offers 48 rooms with wifi, television, radio, telephone, minibar, safe, and hairdryer. Room categories:
    Classic Single
    Superior Single
    Classic Double/Twin
    Superior Double/Twin
    Triple Room
    Junior Suite; one has a private terrace
    Suite with French style living room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Sauvage Restaurant, Burgerstube Restaurant, and Burgerstube Bar, Wifi, Concierge, Valet parking, Laundry service, Coffee and tea making facilities on the second floor.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The area around Lake Lucerne is rich with cosmopolitan life, historic monuments and passageways, and Alpine panoramas. Begin your exploration by wandering along the Reuss River, stopping at the Chapel Bridge, Switzerland’s most photographed monument, and the Water Tower before continuing on to the Spreuer Bridge, with its red-roofed turrets. Other historical attractions in Lucerne include the 17th century baroque Jesuit Church; the nine towers of the Musegg Wall above the city, built in the 14th century; and the historic squares that dot the city, particularly the Kornmarkt Square, which is home to the painted Town Hall. Weinmarkt Square is the site on which the cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Lucerne, and Unterwalden signed a federal oath in the early 14th century. Perhaps also visit the KKL Luzern art museum, the Rosengart Collection of works by Picasso and Klee, the Wagner Museum in Tribschen, and of course the Swiss Museum of Transport. Finish your tour with a visit to the Dying Lion of Lucerne, carved to commemorate the deaths of Swiss mercenaries at the attack on the Tuileries at the end of the 18th century. Outside Lucerne, visit the picturesque lakeside towns of Weggis and Vitznau, or follow the trail of the Swiss National Hero of Liberty, Wilhelm Tell, around the north-eastern shores from the Rutli Meadows to the chapel at Sisikon.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports on Lake Lucerne; walking, hiking, cycling in the nearby mountains.

    Children

    Cots are available free of charge when staying in a Superior Double room. From seven years of age, children must stay in a triple room.

    Minimum stays

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