Hotel Vitznauerhof

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Lifestyle hideaway at the lake

Hotel Vitznauerhof

There are few places on earth where all the beauties of nature converge. At the foot of the Mount Rigi (1,797 metres) stands Hotel Vitznauerhof. The boutique hotel with historic walls, art nouveau details and modern design elements is harmoniously embedded in the imposing surroundings at the edge of the crystal clear waters of mystical Lake Lucerne. The host Raphael Herzog runs the Hotel Vitznauerhof with great passion and is supported by an equally dedicated team. 53 stylish rooms and suites, glamping tents as well as three first-class restaurants and a bar - all with unique views of the lake and the enchanting mountain panorama - invite you to enjoy and experience gastronomy at a high level. Jeroen Achtien, the Dutchman won his spurs at the celebrated restaurant De Librije (three Michelin stars) back in his home country. Achtien is head of both of Hotel Vitznauerhof’s restaurants. Restaurant Sens, the culinary flagship, serves regional specialities and modern creations.

Fine Dining at the lake

Restaurant Sens - Restaurant Inspiration - Panorama terrace

Chef Jeroen Achtien’s roots lie in the famous De Librije restaurant (three Michelin stars). He has now brought creativity and culinary excitement to the heart of Switzerland with an entirely Dutch team of chefs, determined to achieve the very best. Restaurant Sens is directly on Lake Lucerne with one of the most beautiful sunsets in central Switzerland. In February 2021, his creativity, hard work and attention to detail were honoured with a second Michelin star and in November 2021 with 18 Gault&Millau points. A refreshing summer aperitif, a fine dinner or a sweet temptation tastes much better on the incomparably beautiful panorama terrace! The fresh lake air and the view of the most beautiful lake in Switzerland make a stay in the Restaurant Inspiration & Panorama terrace of the Vitznauerhof unforgettable.


Outdoor pool
Michelin two stars - Restaurant Sens
Gault&Millau 18/20 - Restaurant Sens
Gault&Millau 13/20 - Restaurant Inspiration
Outstanding cuisine
Terrace with lake and mountain views
Directly on Lake Lucerne


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Rigi Kulm

The highest peak Rigi Kulm (1,798 metres) offers a unique 360° panoramic view.

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Lake Lucerne

The lake resembles a fjord landscape. Explore Lake Lucerne with one of the modern ferries.

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Lucerne City

Lucerne City, the gateway to Central Switzerland, is embedded in an impressive mountain panorama.


"We recommend the «Sens» as a year-round destination. Of course, in summer the dinner on the lakeside terrace with a view of the sunset is spectacular, but we also feel very comfortable in the intimate restaurant on cold days."

Gault&Millau 18/20

"This ornate building from 1901 has been carefully restored and today features an elegant interior, very good service and a therapeutic spa. It also has its own lido. International cuisine is served in the modern and elegant Inspiration."


Discover a world of relaxation and enjoyment.

‘’Discover a world of relaxation and enjoyment in the heart of Switzerland. It begins here!'' - Raphael Herzog 
Host: Raphael Herzog    
Chef: Jeroen Achtien