Anniversary in Lucerne...Need Help

Jul 7th, 2000, 09:52 PM
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Anniversary in Lucerne...Need Help

My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary the first week of Aug. in Lucerne. I would love "most romantic dinner locations". Also, what kind of temperature day/evening can I expect? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated...we are staying at The Palace???? Thank you bunches. P.S....we are first timers to Switzerland.
Jul 7th, 2000, 11:09 PM
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This is definitely not the "most romantic dinner location", but there is an evening cruise on Lake Lucerne at 7.30 p.m., for three hours,which serves up some pretty ordinary "authentic?" Swiss cuisine, along with Swiss music and Yodelling etc. You don't have to Yodel youself incidentally. All I will say is that the Lake scenery is great, and the dinner and entertainment is different to what you get back home. Lets face it you can have a "romantic" dinner anytime, but you may only be in Lucerne once and you did say it was your first time. My wife and I did it 20 years ago, and whilst it was'nt truly memorable, we do remember it !
Failing that there is quite a nice restaurant in the Grand National Hotel, next door to yours, but the Swiss are'nt really all that romantic anyway.
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Jul 8th, 2000, 04:26 AM
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These is a tough one-I live just outside of Lucerne and have yet to come across a really romantic restaurant around here. But here are some suggestions:
There are several places in Lucerne for Fondue (for tourists only in the summer), The Palace Hotel is in a great location next to the lake, and there are several reputedly good restaurants in the hotels, I have only eaten at the Thai-excellent but expensive.

I think for a great place to go that would combine a boat trip with a funicular ride is to take the ferry to Kehristen-Burgenstock, then the funicular train up to the Burgenstock hotels. There is an Italian Rest. there that has FANTASTIC views high above the Lake and over to Lucerne. I have only had Easter Brunch there and that was very good. After dinner you could take a wonderful stroll along the cliff walk-the Felsenweg. The name of the rest. is Da Tintoretta tel. +41/41/6129010, website Only problem is that the ferry and funicular service is somewhat limited in the evening-you would want to go for a Sunday or Saturday Lunch maybe. Many locals go here and as an additional note Audrey Hepburn was married up and lived here.

But everyone's idea of romance is different. My idea would be taking a picnic on a long hike in the mountains, complete with wine...or hiking in the evening to the Alpenrosli restaurant up the valley from Engelberg, beautiful and nearly isolated location with good, homey Swiss food (rosti)-sitting outside watching the waterfalls and clouds glide over the mountains
Jul 8th, 2000, 10:41 AM
richard j vicek
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Good afternoon, Julie
Two places come to mind for an romantic
dinner in Luzern are: 1. the Chateau Gutsch with a view over Luzern and the
Lake, has panoramic bar and ristorante.
Very beautiful view. and 2. the ristorante PADLINO, an excellant Italian
Ristorante, next door in the National.
3. another diversion is the Casino in
the Palace. Both the Palace and the
National are on the lake, beautiful
location. Would feel the best time for
the area of Luzern is July, August and
the first half of September. Days should be warm and pleasant, but nights
should require a light sweater...
Could not find actual weather information on Luzern but Zurich
is an hour a way and should be similiar
Average high for August, 72 deg f.
Average low for August, 57 deg f.
Average rainfall is 4.9"
Make sure you take a long cruise on the
Lake Lucerne Boats, e.g. Frulen and
return. Mts. Rigi, Pilatus and Titlis.
Richard of La Grange Park, IL...
Jul 8th, 2000, 01:58 PM
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Christie gave you an excellent suggestion on the italian restaurant on Burgenstock. My husband and I went to dinner there for my birthday and we loved it. Beautiful and good service. The Chateau Gutsch is also supposed to be good though I have never been. One of my favorite restaurants is Rotes Gatter in the Hotel Des Balance. It is nice and classy though I don't know if I would call it romantic--wood floors, brick wall, white linen exc. service and wonderful food.


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