Experience Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Each of our guests shares a part of their personality with Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern.

Each guest is connected to the stories of countless others who have spent a night or two here. This is the way it has been for more than 170 years. When you stay with us, you become part of it and join those great thinkers, artists, politicians, sports stars, musicians and even royalty from past and present. These walls remember every guest who has passed through our Schweizerhof. Come and spend a day and feel like …

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Käti Schulthess
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 74: SWITZERLAND'S FIRST EVER WOMAN PARACHUTIST

It is August 12, 1928. The whole of Lucerne is on its feet. Taking place today is the largest water sports event on Lake Lucerne. 
 

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Charles Daellenbach
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 182: CANADIAN BRASS IN LUCERNE!

It is October 1, 2005. Nervous, you are pacing up and down your room at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne

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Karl Frey
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 12: 1ST COMPETITION WINNER OF THE 101ST STORY CONTEST

It is the evening of May 21, 1943. With resistance mounting on all fronts, it appears that the Second World War is finally reaching a turning point

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Familie Goodfriend and Enzo Baciocchi
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 14: REGULAR HOTELGUESTS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND CONCIERGE

It is the summer of 2012. You, Diva Goodfriend-Koven, are a well-known American concert flautist and longstanding 25-year member of New York's Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

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Richard Wagner
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 7: THE ACHIEVEMENT OF «TRISTAN AND ISOLDE»

It is August 6, 1859. You have been a guest at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne since the end of March in a bid to finish your opera, Tristan and Isolde.

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Maharaja from Indore
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 9: THE DISCOVERY OF «SWISSNESS»

It is June 14, 1960. This is the year John F. Kennedy becomes President of the United States of America. The Soviet Union wins the European Football Championships and Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita wins the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Leo Tolstoi
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 25: THE WATER, THE MOUNTAINS, THE SKY...

It is July 7, 1857. You hail from Russia, and your full name is Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. 

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Lewis Hamilton
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 120: A WHIFF OF FORMULA 1

It is a clear winter's day in January 2011. Its engine roaring, you pilot your McLaren MP4-12C into the hotel driveway. You jump out of the 600 HP car and head for the welcome warmth of the Schweizerhof lobby.

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Sunrise Avenue
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 164: FAIRYTALE GONE RIGHT

It is December 17, 2011. Lucerne is a-glitter with Christmas decorations. Although basking in the festive spirit, the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern this evening will be enjoying anything other than a «silent night».

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Kaiserin Eugénie
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 65: OPENING OF THE ZEUGHEER BALLROOM

It is August 22, 1865. Your magnificent carriage makes its way at a leisurely pace along the promenade beside Lake Lucerne.

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Viktor Röthlin
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 189: SELFMADE RÖSTI

It is a warm day in May 2007. You are wearing a white cooking apron and toque instead of your usual running attire. 

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Andreas und Claudia Käch-Schaffhauser
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 103: JANET JACKSON AND JAMES BOND

It is a Saturday evening in February 2004. The people of Lucerne are celebrating their carnival, the largest of Central Switzerland's popular events.

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B. B. King
SCHWEIZERHOF-STORY NO 146: BLUES IN THE BLOOD

It is Monday, July 22, 2002. You are staying at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne for the second time. You have come here for a few days to see the town and catch some of the artists appearing at the 10th Blue Balls Festival.