Luxury hotel holiday Seehotel Waldstaetterhof Brunnen Brunnen, Lake Lucerne

The Seehotel Waldstaetterhof’s beautiful location on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Brunnen means that it is highly recommended as a stop on one of our luxury touring itineraries of Switzerland by rail or as a relaxing short break. Enjoy the outstanding scenery of the lake as well as the many hiking and bike trails and water sports nearby. The hotel offers a blend of traditional decoration and modern comfort. A particular highlight is the tranquil spa and wellness centre.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Fly-rail with scheduled flights and rail tickets
  • Rail travel from London back to London as option
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  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Seehotel Waldstaetterhof, Brunnen

The Seehotel Waldstaetterhof in Brunnen is a modern and comfortable hotel that occupies a striking location on the banks of Lake Lucerne.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Annual opening All year

Distance from airport The hotel is 1-hour's drive from Zurich Airport

Closest railway station Zurich Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Lounge, Bar, Wellness centre with Finnish sauna, steam room, infrared cabin, ice fountain and showers, gym, Complimentary use of hotel bikes, Golf simulator, Lakeside private lawn and Outdoor parking.

Out and about nearby

Lake Lucerne and its surroundings offer plenty of opportunities for activities. Waters sports such as windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and tubing can be found on the lake. Many hiking and bike trails are also around the lake and surrounding countryside. Perhaps visit Rigi Mountain or Pilatus mountain (reputedly the final resting place of Pontius Pilate), both around 45- minutes away. Lucerne is also not far away, be sure to visit the Jesuit Church, the historic squares and art galleries. Nearby towns and villages around the lake.

Sports nearby

Water sports on Lake Lucerne, hiking and cycling trails.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with lake view for 7 nights.

From about

£1,995 by rail

£1,935 by air

Holiday Code EXH1707

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Seehotel Waldstaetterhof, Brunnen

Nestled on the banks of Lake Lucerne, the Seehotel Waldstaetterhof, occupies an enviable location and offers beautiful panoramic views of the lake. Looking out over the vast waters of Lake Lucerne the pale façade of the hotel combines palatial grandeur and the charm of the alpine style. Dating back 145 years the interiors of the hotel boast a blend of original features and more modern comforts. The neutral colour scheme of the rooms coupled with the use of large windows gives them a fresh and spacious appeal. Splashes of brighter reds and blues complement the pale shades and give the rooms a contemporary and sophisticated ambience. We highly recommend the lake view rooms, which offer striking views and some of which have a balcony from which to enjoy the stunning scenery. The spa at the hotel the perfect place to unwind after a day spent exploring around the lake. The use of modern wooden furnishings, pale colours and large windows creates a sophisticated and tranquil space with a truly authentic alpine lodge style. The beautiful large windows that run the length of the relaxation room, offer outstanding views of the lake and mountains beyond. Relax in the sauna or steam room or perhaps indulge in a treatment from the array of massages offered at the hotel. Downstairs, the restaurant and bar are both decorated in a similarly modern style, with coppery tones, simple furniture and chic lighting providing a sophisticated yet intimate place to dine or enjoy a drink. The menu offers a delicious array of fresh, regional specialities with both modern and international influences. For a taste of traditional elegance and opulent luxury, enjoy a drink or light meal in the Fronlap Lounge with its ornate furnishings and rich textured fabrics. The bright turquoise carpets reflect the waters of the lake on a sunny day and create a fresh light ambience. In the warmer months both the restaurant and the lounge have terraces, where guests can enjoy meals or drinks whilst taking in the breath-taking scenery of rugged landscapes and turquoise waters. There is also a private lawn with direct lake access for those that wish to relax and perhaps swim in the lake in the summer months. The Seehotel Waldstaetterhof is a beautiful hotel that is recommended for its superb lakeside position.

Room descriptions

The Seehotel Waldstaetterhof Brunnen has 100 rooms including TV, minibar, safe and tea and coffee making facilities.

Single Room with lake view and balcony
Grand-Lit Room with mountain view
Gran-Lit Room with lake view
Double Room with lake view and no balcony
Double Room with lake view and balcony

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with lake view for 7 nights.

From about

£1,995 by rail

£1,935 by air

Holiday Code EXH1707

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Seehotel Waldstaetterhof, Brunnen

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Seehotel Waldstaetterhof in Brunnen, our clients usually fly to Zurich airport and then take the train to Brunnen. The journey time is just under one hour and thirty minutes, with a change at Rotkreuz. The hotel is a short taxi ride from Brunnen station. If you are visiting this hotel as part of a tailor-made touring holiday by train of Switzerland, you may arrive at Brunnen from the directions of Basel or Interlaken. If you are arriving at Brunnen directly from London via Paris, you would change in Basel and then take the train to Brunnen.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with lake view for 7 nights.

From about

£1,995 by rail

£1,935 by air

Holiday Code EXH1707

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Seehotel Waldstaetterhof, Brunnen

About Lake Lucerne

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Lake Lucerne allows travellers to be immersed in history, folklore, and bustling modern culture. Lake Lucerne brings together everything that makes Switzerland in summer so special. The city of Lucerne itself is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. White-walled, tiled-roof townhouses crowd together on the water's edge; bridges on stilts take visitors from one side of the river to the other; and the high original rampart wall is visible in the distance. Outside the city, you are free to enjoy the Alpine panoramas from a boat, or from one of the hiking trails that score the mountainsides. Thrilling extreme sports can be enjoyed alongside serene rounds of golf in quilted green valleys, or hours can be whiled away in one of the smaller towns and villages around the lakeside. Further inland, you can uncover villages virtually untouched by commercial tourism that seem to be preserved in a bubble of authenticity. Any stay in the Lake Lucerne region will be one packed full of stunning views, nature excursions, and exhilarating hours on the mountainsides or on the water.

Highlights of Lake Lucerne

Begin your exploration of the Lake Lucerne Region with the famous city itself. To get your bearings, wander along the river or lakeside, stopping first at the Chapel Bridge, Lucerne's main landmark and the most photographed monument in Switzerland. This bridge gets its name from St Peter's Chapel, which stands nearby, and was built in the early 14th century, making it a true testament to its ingenious structure. The Water Tower that stands partway along the bridge once formed part of the city walls, and has served a number of functions, including that of an archive, prison, and torture chamber. Also part of the city's fortifications is the Spreuer Bridge, which, again, stretches across the Reuss, but with an unusual ochre design characterised by the small red turrets attached above the bridge's supports. The so-called ‘Water Spike,' which regulates the water level in the Reuss River, is recognised for being a truly unique sight, due to the specificities of its engineering. For more stunning, historical structures, visit the 17th century Jesuit Church, with its grand, regal Baroque façade, which was the first large sacral church to be built in Switzerland. High above the city is the Musegg Wall. Built in the late 14th century, the wall remains remarkably well preserved, as do the nine towers, of which three are open to the public. For a taste of traditional Swiss life, visit one of the historical squares hidden down the city streets and enjoy a light lunch or drink in one of the cafes. The Town Hall and Pfistern Guildhall, which is artfully painted, are situated on the Kornmarkt Square; the Hirschenplatz Square is named after an inn that dates back to medieval times; and the Weinmarkt Square is the site on which Lucerne swore its federal oath with Schwyz, Uri, and Unterwalden in the early 14th century.

Cultural highlights of Lake Lucerne

Lucerne is home to a variety of museums and galleries, including the KKL Luzern, the Rosengart Collection of works by Picasso and Klee, the Wagner Museum in Tribschen, and the most well-known of them all, the Swiss Museum of Transport. Once you have explored Lucerne's streets, restaurants, and shops, finish your tour with a visit to the Dying Lion of Lucerne. Commemorating the deaths of the Swiss mercenaries at the attack on the Tuileries at the end of the 18th century, this monument is one of the most moving in Europe. Follow the northern shore of the lake to the picturesque villages of Weggis and Vitznau. Weggis is recognisable from the water by the red-topped church spire at the village's highest point. The scattered houses in both are surrounded by green lawns, clusters of evergreen trees, and gently rising slopes. The Wilhelm Tell Express will take you by boat from Lucerne across the river to Fluelen, passing the iconic spots that feature in the legend of Wilhelm Tell, the best known folk character in Switzerland and the Swiss National Hero of Liberty. The meadows in Rutli, for example, are the setting of Friedrich Schiller's recounting of Tell's tale, and Tell's Chapel in Sisikon is built upon Tell's Slab, where he famously jumped from the bailiff's boat before pushing them back into the storm. Further inland, in the neighbouring cantons that claim sections of Lake Lucerne's shores, are several picturesque towns and villages with their own individual character. The town of Schwyz, in the canton of the same name, provides both a valuable connection with the cities and towns to the east of Lake Lucerne and an equally valuable insight into the traditions and atmospheres of small towns that have retained much of their historical air. The most popular and interesting part of this town, which is mainly characterised by its peaceful streets of chalet-style buildings, is the Hauptplatz. Here, you can admire the painted façade of the Town Hall while enjoying some food at the restaurant of the Hotel Wysses Rossli. Those looking to explore the landscape on foot or by cable car should head towards the two main peaks of the Lucerne area: Pilatus and Rigi. The former was once reputedly the home of a dragon and is now believed to be the final resting place of Pontius Pilatus, but most remarkable are the views across 73 Alpine peaks that can be appreciated from the top. Rigi is known as Queen of the Mountains, from the summit of which you can see 13 lakes, the entire Swiss Mittelland, and the borders into Germany and France. A cable car up to Rigi can be taken from Weggis. To enjoy the scenery by rail, take the funicular railway from Stoos to Fronalpstock or vice versa, the track of which is the world's steepest. Once on the mountainsides, you are at your leisure to embark on cycling tours and hiking tours to unveil the waterfalls and mountain streams, to take a once-in-a-lifetime skydiving or paragliding trip, or to take your time with a round of golf. The range of places and activities that surround Lake Lucerne is given its diversity by the stunning landscape, and by the coming together of so many cantons, each with their own unique culture. We would recommend staying long enough to try a little of everything to truly make the most of this fantastic and inspiring region.

Festivals in Lake Lucerne

Lucerne prides itself on being a city of festivals, a title that it lives up to through its blend of music, food, and theatrical celebrations. The biggest of these is without a doubt the Lucerne Carnival. Beginning on Fat Thursday before Lent begins, the carnival features three massive parades with masks, costumes, bonfires, and displays by the various societies in the area. Music festivals in Lucerne also include the World Band Festival at the end of September, the Lucerne Blues Festival at the beginning of November, the Lucerne Festival at the Piano in mid to late November, the two Lucerne Festivals (at Easter and in summer) which focus on classical music, and the Blue Balls music and art festival in late July. Sports enthusiasts might want to plan their visit in time with the Lucerne Regatta, on the 7th to 9th July 2017, and the Athletics Meeting, also in July.

Gastronomy in Lake Lucerne

The food around Lake Lucerne, like its history, is made diverse by the numerous cantons. Visitors can enjoy high-class gourmet food in stylish modern restaurants, or can enjoy traditional delicacies in smaller, family-run establishments. One example of a popular local dish is the Lozarner Churgelipastete, which comprises of veal and mushrooms cooked inside a puff-pastry casing. Those with a sweet tooth might wish to try the pear bread. To try some Swiss Alpine cheese, we would recommend ordering either the raclette or the fondue, as these are possibly the most typically Swiss dishes available. Finish off your culinary tour of Lucerne with some of the famous Swiss chocolate made by a local chocolatier.

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