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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne
"Board the coach at the Lucerne Tourist Information Office in the morning. You'll be accompanied by a multilingual guide — who speaks English Spanish and German — on your drive through the beautiful Bernese Oberland. Take a quick coffee break (own expense) in Interlaken before continuing to Grindelwald where you'll have about six hours to explore on your own. Your guide will provide you detailed written information about Grindelwald's sights as well as a timetable for your train ride to Interlaken and details about where and when to meet in Interlaken for the coach ride back to Lucerne. Set off on foot through the lovely village of Grindelwald one of Switzerland's oldest resorts tucked in the stunning Bernese Alps. Head to a lookout point for views of the famous triple peaks of Eiger Mönch and Jungfrau — the crowning jewels of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfrau region — as well as the Unterer Glacier Upper Grindelwald Glacier (Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher) and imposing Wetterhorn mountain. Depending on the season
From CHF77.00
 
3-Hour Essential Lucerne Photography Tour
"We aim to capture and explore as many historic and modern sights as possible the medieval world famous Chapel Bridge considered to be one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe; the Museggmauer a wall which has been preserved in its original well-fortified state; the many town squares with its frescoes at the heart of its car-free old town; the dramatic lion monument; and the Culture and Convention Centre (KKL) with a futuristic architecture designed by leading French architect Jean Nouvel.Photographer will help you get beautiful images while discovering the most charming Swiss city."""
From CHF309.00
 
4-hour Lucerne City Tour with Private Guide Including Boat Trip on Lake Lucerne
"Your tour itinerary is completely flexible and can be arranged with your private guide in advance. Below is a sample itinerary to give you a few ideas!Example tour itinerary:Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel and make your wa the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel is located. Enjoy the fantastic panorama to the city center across the Reuss river and the surrounding mountains. On the walk with your tour guide you'll continue towards the wooden ""Chapel bridge"" a 200m long pedestrian crossing bridge. Get informed about the history of the bridge with it's paintings. You'll continue the tour discovering the car-free innner city circle and the old town. Your tour guide will give you information about the houses and the former importance in 16th century. Walk across the ""Spreuer bridge"" the second wooden bridge and take a coffee break along the ""Reuss"" river. After the break the walk will continue along the city wall
From CHF170.00

Chateau Gütsch - Hotel Tips (8)

Ritzy and Gltzy Chateau and Hotel

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.

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machomikemd
Nov 19, 2015

Château Gütsch

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.

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black_mimi99
Nov 11, 2015

Schloss Hotel Guetsch

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.

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Maryimelda
Feb 23, 2012

Château Gütsch

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.

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MaheshSamtani
Nov 16, 2009
 
 
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Chateau Gutsch

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.

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pure1942
May 10, 2008

Photograph Lucerne from Hotel Gutsch

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.

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dlytle
May 21, 2006

Château Gütsch

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.

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codrutz
Jul 19, 2005

CHATEAU GUTSCH

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!.

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Hosell
Nov 24, 2004
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"Lucerne and surroundings"
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Glacier Garden Museum - Gletschergarten

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Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

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Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

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Hofkirche - Church of St. Leodegar

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Mount Rigi

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