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Finding Romance in the Heart of Switzerland

Central Switzerland for couples

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A lush location and stunning scenery combine to make this part of central Switzerland famously romantic, despite its undeniable popularity with tourists from around the globe. Even though some sights in and around Lucerne are thronged with sightseers all day long, there are still times and places when the din is transformed to a hum and the natural world re-asserts itself as the star of the show.

Early morning is the best way to experience some of central Lucerne’s attractions. For example its famous Lion Monument, Kapellbrücke and Spreuerbrücke are best viewed when its quiet.

After 48 hours in romantic Lucerne and a day trip to the top of Mt Pilatus, it’s time to get away to the wilds of magical Mt Rigi.


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A Romantic Boat Trip to Weggis

Start with a boat trip to charming Weggis. Check into the one-of-a-kind (especially for Switzerland), Post Hotel which prides itself on doing things a little differently. On offer are great dining and drinking options, plus smart contemporary rooms with views over Lake Lucerne.

The next day, catch the cable car up to the splendid, design-led Rigi Kaltbad. Enjoy state-of-the-art architecture by none other than Mario Botta and classic spa relaxation and rejuvenation.

From Rigi Kaltbad, you can hike up to the beautifully situated Rigi Kulm Hotel, at the top of the pile. Kick back and enjoy the views before taking in the sunset and dinner. It’s a good idea to get up very early when staying here, as the sunrise is justifiably famous. The morning sky lighting up slowly, a sea of clouds below you and the silhouettes of the surrounding jagged peaks making their presence felt.


Skiing and hiking Heaven for Couples

From Rigi, make your way to the ‘center’ of Switzerland, Andermatt, a skier’s and hiker’s paradise. The village boasts a low-key romantic appeal, not to mention two of the region’s best hotels. Each with lots of romance on offer.

Enjoy the charming River House Boutique Hotel or the all-out glamour of the Chedi Andermatt, with its luxuriously large rooms, heavenly spa and swimming pool, plus gourmet dining.


Booking Accommodation

To book a suitable hotel or other accommodation in or around Lucerne, you can use the map below, which shows current prices for hotels and apartments. If you wish to book further afield, then just enlarge the map (+/-) to see more properties or, if you have somewhere particular in mind, enter your preferred resort/town/village in the ‘Where are you going?’ box.


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At A Glance

Price Range:
midrange
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Most Suited to:
couples
Season:
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