A prominent landmark along the western bank of the River Reuss along a Hillside is the spectacular and glitzy Chateau Gutsch, which resembles a Cinderella's Castle in Disneylands around the world as it was copied from the Bavarian castle Neuschwanstein, which was the insoiration for Cinderella's Castle in Disneylands eveywhere. The Chateau, which is currently a luxury hotel in Lucerne, was built in 1888 bi architect Emil Vogt and owned by private individuals and was frequented by such distinguished guests such as Queen Victoria, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren and Alfred Hitchcock, etc The Chateau has 27 rooms for hotel guests in the hotel part which is off limits to non paying guests and only the lobby and the restaurant and gutsch bar are accessible to tourists. A room here cost a mind boggling 450 swiss francs a night for the regular rooms and 1,300 swiss francs for the queen Victoria suite.
you can go to chateau gutsch via driving along Kanonenstrasse of via a hotel owned funicular which is currently under renovation though.
When we cross the Spreuer Bridge, we can see this chateau from far away, look so elegance and nice. It's a 19th century castle that turn into hotel this present day. Château Gütsch, perched on a wooded hill at the western end of the town, overlooking the river, lit up at night like a fairy-tale palace and with its own funicular for access.
This lovely white castle is built high on a hillside overlooking the River Reuss. It was built originally as a holiday home for Queen Victoria. It is extremely eye catching and gives Lucerne yet another fairytale touch.
For many years it served as a luxury hotel (Hotel Guetsch) but sadly is no longer operating. It can be reached by funicular but the building itself seems to be closed to the public (or at least it was when I was there). For this reason and because time was at a premium for me, I did not go up to see it firsthand. I would imagine the views would be spectacular.
Château Gütsch is a Castle that can be seen on a mountain top. it is a luxury hotel and can be reached by cable car. I did not have sufficient time but still managed to get a good picture. From the website of the hotel, it seems to be a nice place and a better view from the top.
The Chateau Gutsch, sitting on top of a hill at the western end of the town, overlooking the river. The Chateau is a beautiful building, which is a former luxury hotel but has been closed down for several years now. It looks a bit forlorn sitting up there on the hill and has become a bit of a forgotten piece of Lucerne. Apparently there are great views from the top of the hill over the city below but it has become even more difficult to reach now that the funicular to the top has been closed (don't know if this is just for refurbishment, but it looks to be farly rundown)
It would be a great shame if the Chateau is allowed to deteriorate further, as the building is such a beautiful piece of architecture and was for years, recognised as one of Lucerne's most famous hotels.
It is such as shame that Hotel Gutsch (or Chateau Gutsch as some call it), a castle like hotel with a commanding presence on a hill overlooking the Ruess River and Lucerne, has now closed its doors to business. I visited Lucerne in May 2006 and was told that the hotel had been closed for several years and that they were looking for a buyer. I just wish I had the money......
Well, even if you cannot enjoy what other reviewers have described as the "heavenly experience" of staying at the hotel, or of having a dinner or private function at this beautiful location, at least you can still enjoy the view from its verandah!
The photograph that hosts my section on Lucerne was taken from the Gutsch Hotel. It provides a picture-postcard photographic opportunity that you simply do not want to miss. One can see and enjoy the entire vista of the new and historic town of Lucerne, the lake and the far blue mountains capped in perpetual snow. Ask some of the other visitors at the summit to take your picture with Lucerne in the background and then repay that favor by doing the same for them. It will be a truly awesome photograph!
For 3 Swiss Francs you can take a cable-car that departs every half-hour for the short ride up to the hill summit and to the hotel. That is for a round-trip ride. Or one can walk a fairly strenuous, paved but often steep trail up to this marvelous overlook. I took the cable-car up and walked down. It was fun. Total time I spent was probably only 1.5 hours.
This is now the Gutsch Hotel, but I did not made it an accomodation tip because the building itself is worth a visit. This is a 19th century castle - Château Gütsch, perched on a wooded hill way above the town, lit up at night like a fairy-tale palace and with its own funicular for access. PS: this must be my worst picture, but the sun was doing its tricks not to let me take the picture.
The Chateau Gutsch is one of most beautiful hotels that I ever seen.It is located on a hill just outside the city center and really it looks like the Castle at Disney World!!.
It was built in 1,888,well that is what our guide told us,but unfortunatelly we didn't had the chance to go up there to see it for inside and with more details in the exterior.What a shame!!.I promise myself to do it on my next visit to Lucerne,really this Castle-Hotel looks beautiful and I am sure that the views of the whole city and lake from above must be amazing!.