Drachenburg und Waaghaus

Am Schlosspark 7 and 10, Gottlieben, 8274, Switzerland

On the Rhine between the Bodensee and the Zellersee, these two half-timbered apparitions of onion domes, shutters, and gargoyles were first built in 1702 and retain their historic air despite modern expansions. The interiors are just as ornate, though the Drachenburg is the most atmospheric. It has gleaming old staircases, four-poster beds, brocade, and crystal sconces scattered throughout. Rhine-view rooms are furnished like honeymoon suites. Its restaurants vary in ambience; the most sophisticated is the one in the original house.

PROS

  • extremely quiet
  • tons of character
  • right on the Rhine

CONS

  • in an isolated town
  • overtly theme-parkish

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 071-6667474

HOTEL DETAILS

58 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Christmas wkNo mealsBreakfast costs an extra 18 SF per person

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