Christmas in Switzerland

Relax and enjoy all that Switzerland has to offer at this time of year

 

A winter's holiday in beautiful Switzerland has much to recommend it. Plan your holiday over Christmas so that you can spend the festive season amidst beautiful views, with good company and without having to lift a finger! We have selected these fabulous hotels as perfect places in which to celebrate, all offering excellent dining, comfortable accommodation and a very warm welcome. Why not upgrade to a superior room to really make the most of your stay.

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Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne

This historic hotel offers a relaxing stay in the heart of the Old Town and is renowned for its excellent cuisine. Lucerne itself has a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. There's shopping at the Christmas markets (until 22nd December) with handcrafted gifts and plenty of mulled wine and traditional snacks. You can also enjoy ice skating beside the lake carols are held on the last Sunday before Christmas. It is a joy to stroll through the historic streets of Lucerne while they are lit up with atmospheric Christmas lights. 

Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne

This historic hotel offers a relaxing stay in the heart of the Old Town and is renowned for its excellent cuisine. Lucerne itself has a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. There's shopping at the Christmas markets (until 22nd December) with handcrafted gifts and plenty of mulled wine and traditional snacks. You can also enjoy ice skating beside the lake carols are held on the last Sunday before Christmas. It is a joy to stroll through the historic streets of Lucerne while they are lit up with atmospheric Christmas lights. 

 
Romantik Hotel Beau Rivage, Weggis

Further along the lake is quieter Weggis, a perfect spot for a more tranquil Christmas holiday. From here you can easily explore the delights of Mount Rigi and its prepared winter walking trails, or take a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. The hotel boasts an excellent lakeside position and the Gault & Millau recognised dining will certainly enhance your stay at this festive time. You can also relax with a hot drink on the hotel terrace and enjoy the winter views over the water, or why not take advantage of the small spa for further relaxation.

Romantik Hotel Beau Rivage, Weggis

Further along the lake is quieter Weggis, a perfect spot for a more tranquil Christmas holiday. From here you can easily explore the delights of Mount Rigi and its prepared winter walking trails, or take a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. The hotel boasts an excellent lakeside position and the Gault & Millau recognised dining will certainly enhance your stay at this festive time. You can also relax with a hot drink on the hotel terrace and enjoy the winter views over the water, or why not take advantage of the small spa for further relaxation.

 
Hotel Eden, Spiez

A stay at the 4 star superior Hotel Eden is a most comfortable experience and a wonderful spot in which to spend a relaxing Christmas. The wellness facilities are excellent, with sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzis, indoor pool, salt-water bath and a gym. Enjoy the afternoon cake buffet, the library lounge and the carefully prepared evening meals in the elegant restaurant. Tear yourself away from the hotel to have a look around Spiez, explore Lake Thun on a cruise or head up into the Jungfrau mountains to to find snowy landscapes galore. 

Hotel Eden, Spiez

A stay at the 4 star superior Hotel Eden is a most comfortable experience and a wonderful spot in which to spend a relaxing Christmas. The wellness facilities are excellent, with sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzis, indoor pool, salt-water bath and a gym. Enjoy the afternoon cake buffet, the library lounge and the carefully prepared evening meals in the elegant restaurant. Tear yourself away from the hotel to have a look around Spiez, explore Lake Thun on a cruise or head up into the Jungfrau mountains to to find snowy landscapes galore. 

 
Hotel Belvedere, Locarno

The resort of Locarno is always a delight thanks to stunning Lake Maggiore. In winter you'll find the Piazza Grande transformed into the atmospheric 'Locarno on Ice' with skating, live music and plenty of chalet bars. The very comfortable four star superior Hotel Belvedere is a wonderful place in which to stay over Christmas: a welcoming hotel with excellent cuisine, a cosy log fire and amazing views. There is a range of great leisure facilities at the hotel, so that you may relax in style during your Locarno holiday.

Hotel Belvedere, Locarno

The resort of Locarno is always a delight thanks to stunning Lake Maggiore. In winter you'll find the Piazza Grande transformed into the atmospheric 'Locarno on Ice' with skating, live music and plenty of chalet bars. The very comfortable four star superior Hotel Belvedere is a wonderful place in which to stay over Christmas: a welcoming hotel with excellent cuisine, a cosy log fire and amazing views. There is a range of great leisure facilities at the hotel, so that you may relax in style during your Locarno holiday.

 
Romantik Hotel Säntis, Appenzell

Appenzell comes with our personal recommendation. This delightful little town simply oozes charm and festive tradition and you are sure to receive a warm welcome at the historic Hotel Säntis. The dining here is amongst the best in town, with the restaurant recognised by the Gault & Millau dining guide. By day, you can relax and soak up the Christmas atmosphere in the town or if you wish to explore, there are some glorious Swiss landscapes a short train ride away. The hiking trails are prepared for winter walks and you will be treated to fabulous scenery.

Romantik Hotel Säntis, Appenzell

Appenzell comes with our personal recommendation. This delightful little town simply oozes charm and festive tradition and you are sure to receive a warm welcome at the historic Hotel Säntis. The dining here is amongst the best in town, with the restaurant recognised by the Gault & Millau dining guide. By day, you can relax and soak up the Christmas atmosphere in the town or if you wish to explore, there are some glorious Swiss landscapes a short train ride away. The hiking trails are prepared for winter walks and you will be treated to fabulous scenery.

 

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Non-ski winter holidays

Find out more about staying in Switzerland during the winter - you don't have to be a skier to enjoy the snow!

You may also be interested in one of the Swiss Christmas Markets.

 

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