Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort, Lake Lucerne

The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is part of the exclusive The Bürgenstock Collection and shines with exclusive service at the highest level. The resort on the Bürgenberg, high above Lake Lucerne, opened its doors for the first time back in 1873. The "Berghotel" quickly became world famous and has always attracted numerous illustrious personalities such as politicians, industrialists, style icons and Hollywood stars. Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn have been in and out of the hotel, as have Walter Scheel, Ludwig Erhard, Eisenhauer and Jimmy Carter. After a nine-year planning and construction period, the Bürgenstock Resort reopened at the end of August 2017. Contemporary design, 10 innovative restaurants, bars and lounges as well as two spa worlds with breath-taking views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps, enchant guests from all over the world.


The Bürgenstock Resort is located 500 meters above Lake Lucerne on the Bürgenberg and a comparable view is very hard to find. The arrival is also quite incomparable: the resort can be reached by the modern MS Bürgenstock Catamaran across Lake Lucerne, followed by a breath-taking ascent on the Bürgenstock Railway.

The resort is located about 20 minutes from Lucerne and about an hour from Zurich airport.

Zurich Airport: ∼ 60 min.
Basel Airport: ∼ 90 min.
Geneva Airport: ∼ 180 min.

Rooms & Suites

A total of 383 modern and exceptional rooms and suites with luxurious comfort are available to guests at the Bürgenstock Resort, representing a perfect combination of architecture and design. At the same time, the breath-taking view of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps is unbeatable.

The following room categories are available at the Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa:

  • Deluxe Room with sea or mountain view (1 bedroom, 42 sqm, 1 King Bed)
  • Family Suite with sea or mountain view (2 bedroom, 89 sqm, 2 King Bed)
  • Lake View Bay Suite (1 bedroom, 42 sqm, 1 King Bed)
  • Panorama Suite with sea view (1 bedroom, 89 sqm, 1 King Bed)
  • Spa Suite with sea view (1 bedroom, 89 sqm, 1 King Bed)
  • Suite with sea view (1 bedroom, 73 sqm, 1 King Bed)
  • Penthouse Suite (1 bedroom, 169 sqm, 1 King Bed)
  • Royal Suite (1 bedroom, 308 sqm, 1 King Bed)

Restaurants & Bars

Culinary variety and sophistication await gourmets in seven different restaurants and three bars and lounges. Whether Swiss, Asian, Oriental or Mediterranean - the menus leave nothing to be desired. In all restaurants, guests will find creative and authentic cuisine that combines international recipes with regional products. Local ingredients such as herbs from the in-house herb garden, honey, cheese, chocolate and wine from Bürgenberg are used for delicious creations. The creative mind behind this is Corporate Culinary Director Mike Wehrle, who, together with his more than 100 chefs throughout The Bürgenstock Collection, ensures that guests are treated to unique culinary experiences.

Pretty cool: Lake Lucerne is used for drinking water production and production of sustainable energy.

Culinary Highlights at a glance:

Fine dining:
Brasserie Ritzcoffier celebrates the classics of French gastronomy in the style of a Grande Brasserie. The restaurant is awarded 16 Gault & Millau points and inspired by a French Classic Cuisine with a modern twist.

The Oak Grill & Pool Patio restaurant high above Lake Lucerne - awarded 14 Gault & Millau points - stands for "Farm-to-Table from Nose-to-Tail". The noble wood-fire grill lends exclusive flavors to the high-quality meat of Swiss origin. The solid oak beams and the open fireplace create a unique and inviting atmosphere.

Chef Martin Stein offers guests healthy, colorful and innovative cuisine at Verbena Restaurant & Bar at Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence. The finest selection of ingredients ensures that guests feel healthy and balanced.

Exotic & modern:
With 15 Gault & Millau points, the Spices Kitchen & Terrace restaurant with its Asian show kitchen brings authentic flavours from Japan, China, India and Thailand to the heart of Switzerland.

The Parisa - Persian Cuisine offers an authentic Persian dining experience with classic flavours expertly created in a vibrant and unique way and grand views of Lake Lucerne. An experience that makes every day seem special and special seem great. The restaurant has already been awarded 13 Gault & Millau points.

Local & classy:
Nestled in an idyllic alpine landscape, surrounded by pine trees, rolling meadows and a manicured golf course, the Italian restaurant Osteria Alpina Terrazza creates a variety of flavourful dishes. Fun Fact: As one of the oldest golf clubs in Switzerland dating back to 1928, the Alpine Golf Club Bürgenstock retreat was a particular favourite of two illustrious permanent guests, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. In between movie productions and Hollywood glamour, both sought out the idyllic beauty of the surrounding nature as well as the country charm of the sun terrace to relax and unwind over a home-cooked meal.

The Taverne 1879 is a historic Swiss chalet restaurant in the Bürgenstock Resort with hearty local cuisine, personal service and rustic charm. Swissness at its Best. The cozy sun terrace invites you to relax with cool drinks after a day in the fresh air.

Bars & Lounges:
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience with a drink, a snack or a cigar in the Lakeview Bar & Cigar Lounge, the Verbena Bar and the Salon1903. Classic drinks and culinary delights are served in historical forma here.


Relaxing hours and active recreation await the guests in and around the resort. Whether golfing on the 9-hole golf course, tennis, hiking, biking, skating, or water sports. In summer, the Hammetschwand lift, the highest outdoor lift in Europe, takes hiker up to the summit of the Bürgenberg with a wonderful 360° panoramic view. Those looking for "Swissness" and exclusive products will find what they are looking for in the hotel's own SkyBoutique with walk-through glass platform, in the Shopping Arcade or at the main entrance by the reception desk. High-quality brands can also be purchased directly at the Bürgenstock Resort.

Exclusive trip: a helicopter flight over the Alps. After the roundtrip, the chef personally serves an authentic Swiss Raclette accompanied by a gourmet charcuterie and champagne.

Spa & Wellness

Bürgenstock Alpine Spa: The star attraction of the resort is the 10,000-square-foot Alpine Spa, which spans three floors at once. The modern indoor and outdoor spa features a unique pool and sauna area with a spectacular outdoor infinity edge pool, an indoor pool with stunning views, the Hollywood Pool, which has hosted popular events with world-famous movie stars, and the Underwater Bar, which gained fame with the Goldfinger scene. Private spa suites, the Spa Garden with views of the Alps, the lake and Mount Pilatus, as well as fitness areas and exceptional treatments in 15 treatment rooms with excellent service provide endless well-being.


Looking for an event location? High above Lake Lucerne is a first-class conference center with 31 meeting rooms, two impressive ballrooms (850 m² each) and a central open air area which can be completely covered - perfect for intimate celebrations, large events or business meetings for up to 600 people.


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Yasmin Schober
Yasmin Schober
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