Bürgenstock Hotel - Mountaintop Hotel & Spa Complex Overlooking Lake LucerneBürgenstock Hotel  

Lake Lucerne, also known as the "lake of the four forested settlements", is one of the most magical regions in Switzerland. Its shoreline rises steeply into tall mountains.

During clear weather, you can spot the icy peaks of Mount Pilatus, the Tomlishorn that stands at 6,983 feet (2,128.5 meters).

Bürgenstock Resort is perched on a cliff right opposite the most populous city of Central Switzerland.

Its buildings were constructed atop the Bürgenberg mountain ridge, 1,640 feet (500 meters) above the lake.

Type: Luxury   Mountain   Spa

The first hotel, The Palace, was built here in 1873 and became an instant hit. Celebrities flocked to enjoy the breathtaking panorama and Swiss hospitality.

Audrey Hepburn was among the many famous people to get married in its chapel in 1954.

Burgenstock Hotel Atop The Mountain

Then came the Waldhotel, and the resort's newest building is the modern Bürgenstock Hotel, built next to the Palace.

Burgenstock Hotel With Lake Lucerne

The vintage-looking funicular, with its traditional wooden benches and red paint, takes you directly inside the hotel's building from the lake-level Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock pier station.

Burgenstock Hotel Funicular

Bürgenstock Hotel's cantilevered glass box hides a high-class panorama restaurant.

Burgenstock Hotel Cantilever Restaurant

The large resort comprises a 107,639-square-foot (10,000 square meters) spa, twelve (!) restaurants, and a 9-hole golf course.

The Spices Kitchen & Terrace restaurant serves classic Asian dishes from Japan, China, India, and Thailand, offering an incredible panorama of Lucerne and the lake.

Bürgenstock Hotel Restaurant

Bürgenstock Hotel has a mindblowing panorama of the lake, surrounding mountains, and one of the world's largest spas.

Bürgenstock Hotel Bedroom

The hotel has 82 rooms and 20 suites, ranging from 355 square feet (33 square meters) of Alpine/Lake-view rooms to the uber-luxurious Bürgenstock Royal Suite that takes up the entire top floor of the hotel.

Bürgenstock Hotel Suite

You can access all restaurants, bars, and common areas regardless of your budget or room choice.

Bürgenstock Hotel Suite With Bathtub Under The Window

The show-stopper feature of the Bürgenstock Hotel is its deep soaking tubs. The large windows create a perfect frame for Lake Lucerne as if it was a beautiful painting.

Bürgenstock Hotel Bathroom Bathtub Lake Lucerne Panorama

All while you soak in the bathtub that gets extra warmth from the built-in fireplace.

Bürgenstock Hotel Bathroom Bathtub Lake Lucerne Panorama At Night

The hotel's onsite wellness retreat is the 100,000 square feet (9,290 square meters) Alpine Spa.

Bürgenstock Hotel Spa Steam Room

There are eight private treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art gym. For the ultimate relaxation, you can choose from a traditional hammam, a serenity room, panoramic saunas (mixed gender and female-only), and salty and heated pools.

Bürgenstock Hotel Spa Panoramic Sauna
Bürgenstock Hotel Alpine Spa

The indoor pool first appears to be the highlight of the spa until you realize it continues outdoors.

Bürgenstock Hotel Indoor Pool

The breathtaking infinity pool is cantilevered over the lake, and when it's lit up during the night, along with the colorful post-sunset sky, it's pure magic.

Bürgenstock Hotel Outdoor Panorama Pool

The mountaintop setting overlooking the country's natural beauty is archetypally Swiss.

Bürgenstock Hotel Infinity Pool Overlooking Lake Lucerne At Night

You couldn't come up with a better representation of Switzerland's uniqueness.

Bürgenstock Hotel Infinity Pool With A Breathtaking View

Designer tennis court overlooking the Alps? Sure thing!

Bürgenstock Hotel Roofed Tennis Court

Naturally, the resort is car-free, so you leave the urban world's noises far behind.

Bürgenstock Hotel Garden
Bürgenstock Hotel Golf Course

The Hammetschwand lift is the highest exterior elevator in Europe, and it takes trekkers up from a rocky path to a scenic viewing point on the Bürgenstock plateau.

The Hammetschwand Lift
Hotels & Resort, Bürgenstock 17, 6363 Obbürgen, Switzerland