Picture the splendor of the Swiss countryside, resplendent with some of the highest mountain peaks in Europe and over 7,000 sparkling lakes. The country’s natural beauty provides the picturesque setting for an exceptional luxury hotel that genuinely embraces exclusivity and style. Hotel Himmelrich sits proudly on the slopes of Mount Pilatus massif (also known as Dragon Mountain according to local folklore), overlooking the stunning town of Lucerne and its magnificent Lake Lucerne. It is the fourth largest lake in Switzerland and is known for its unusual shape with many twists and turns and shores bordered by towering, steep mountains. The perfect dramatic natural backdrop for the ultimate luxurious Swiss escape.
This stylish boutique hotel pride itself on its intimacy with 29 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. These luxury spaces are designed in traditional Swiss style with every luxury touch imaginable. Modern, clean lines come together with glamorous finishing touches creating a sophisticated yet welcoming and comfortable home-from-home to relax and enjoy me-time in elegant surroundings.
Hotel Himmelrich offers the perfect location for celebrating special occasions. The expansive terrace is the ideal space for hosting unforgettable get-togethers and events. The alfresco area can be used for any social gathering, decorated in neutral shades with lush plants and plush furnishings. Meanwhile, the pergola offers handy covering, which means celebrations can continue no matter the weather.
The hotel is also a paradise for food lovers. The appropriately named Heaven Restaurant is the epitome of elegance and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It serves up a delicious selection of dishes inspired by flavors from around the world, all overseen by acclaimed Chef Gianny Banuta. Guests can look forward to enjoying dishes like Swiss Salmon Gravlax with Spanish Galician Octopus, Tortellini with gorgonzola and pears, and Peach with praline mousse, peach jam, and vanilla ice cream. Gourmet food at its finest.
The luxurious boutique Hotel Himmelrich is also surrounded by many places to explore. During the summer, the Goldene Rundfahrt (Golden Tour) takes guests on a special loop around Lake Lucerne by paddle steamer. There is also the opportunity to take a ride on the world’s steepest railway up the mountain. Visitors can then catch the Dragon Ride aerial cableway finishing with a gondola cableway down to the bottom. Lunchtime cruises on Lake Lucerne are also a favorite.
The Old Town of Lucerne offers myriad exploration opportunities. There’s Chapel Bridge, an iconic emblem of the town and the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge, and the Lion Monument, a dying lion carved into a former sandstone quarry. Or the fascinating Glacier Garden – a collection of potholes dating back to the ice age. There are also plenty of interesting historical sites, including the Musegg Wall. These nine towers in a row are divided by the length of the city wall and were the defense walls raised at the end of the 14th century to defend the Old Town. Finally, the Hofkirche is an impressive church built on Lucerne’s medieval Romanesque basilica. It burnt down in the 1630s during the Thirty Years’ War.
Museum-goers can look forward to visiting the Richard Wagner Museum. Wagner lived in Lucerne for six years after being sent away from Munich because of his notorious affairs. Classical music fans can take in a range of historical items like the Erard piano he composed his masterpieces on, musical manuscripts, photographs, antique furniture, and paintings.
The breathtaking location, intimacy, and exceptional luxury hospitality offered at Hotel Himmelrich make for an excellent holiday experience for travelers from all over the world. These reasons are why the luxury boutique hotel has become a worthy recipient of a prestigious award. The experts at Luxury Lifestyle Awards have recognized Hotel Himmelrich as a winner of the Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Switzerland.
Find out more about Hotel Himmelrich and connect with them directly via www.hotel-himmelrich.ch