Spend the summer in a “Million Star Hotel”. There are places in the Lake Lucerne Region where you can enjoy “dark skies”: clear nights in total darkness, with a twinkling Milky Way amid the peacefulness of the surrounding mountainscape. Here are six places where you can spend the night under clear, starry skies.
The Panoramic Tent on the Fronalpstock offers spectacular sunsets over Lake Lucerne thanks to the 360° panoramic view. Later, the millions of stars in the Milky Way seem close enough to touch, while the freshness of the mountain meadows lulls you to sleep without a care in the world. The next morning finds dawn tickling you out of your sleeping bag and into the Fronalpstock summit restaurant, where you can fortify yourself at the breakfast buffet.
You’re almost literally floating on cloud nine at Fräkmüntegg on the Pilatus. These special tents are stretched between trees just above ground level and offer enchanting views of the star-studded sky. But before you turn in for the night, you tuck into a barbecue complete with salad and dessert buffet, then watch the spectacular sunset. After a relaxing night in the great outdoors, you can look forward to a hearty breakfast in the Restaurant Fräkmüntegg.
Spend the night in a tree tent in the idyllic orchard of Zebuhof farm. This organic farm offers splendid views of the Rigi, the Mythen and Lakes Zug and Lauerz. The tents float around a metre above the ground: lie back and enjoy the clear view of the night sky. Every tent has its own fire bowl, table and seating.
Gaze at the canopy of stars from your bed in Klewenalp. Only a bubble of plastic separates you from the idyllic alpine landscape. The gentle sound of cowbells lulls you to sleep and in the morning you wake up to the first rays of sunshine. Enjoy the magical views of Lake Lucerne together – and savour breakfast served in the bubble.
Sleep soundly in the glamorously appointed tents at Wellberg organic farm. You get a bed and even a bathroom – amenities you won’t find in the average campsite. But you’re also able to cook over a camp fire – that’ll instil the right camping ambience! After a relaxing night in the midst of nature, breakfast is served in a special breakfast basket. Then why not visit the animals on the farm before you leave?
The Galleli yurt village near Escholzmatt promises nights of peace and closeness to nature. The traditional nomadic tents of Central Asia offer a unique atmosphere for up to 10 people. Draw fresh strength with a dip in the nearby stream, a session in the sauna yurt or a yoga class. The secluded car-free setting is also perfect for stargazers!