Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann

  • Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne
    Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann
  • Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne
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  • Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne
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Comprised of 7 town houses in the center of Lucerne, the Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is an oasis of charm in the picturesque old town. The rooms, which are beautifully decorated with a flair for detail, and the excellent cuisine make the "Wilden Mann" an ideal place to indulge in the finer side of life.

The "Wilden Mann" was first mentioned in old Lucerne in 1517 as a tavern and it comprises a series of delightful town houses. This historical hotel is an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. Enjoy local specialities in the cosy Burgerstube, international cuisine at the smoke-free Wilden Mann Stube and al fresco dining on the summer terrace. A feeling for tradition harmoniously linked with modern comfort allows the guests to forget everyday worries – a real home away from home.

Geschichte Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann

History since 1860

The name Wilden Mann first appears in a 1517 document, when the inn received a ‘Pintenrecht’, the right to serve drinks. The structural origins of today’s hotel can also be dated to this time. The two houses which can be discerned on Martin Martini’s 1597 city map at today’s location were rebuilt at the beginning of the 18th century. In 1726, the Wilden Mann was given full tavern rights, and annexes with stables and a laundry were added on the ground floor. In the second half of the 19th century, the sharp rise in visitors to Lucerne encouraged extensive hotel construction. The Wilden Mann, which was officially listed as a hotel in 1860, also benefitted. The hotel gradually expanded to surrounding properties. To begin with, the laundry on Münz­gasse was converted into a new three-story building in 1861. Additional renovations and additions and the terrace on the west side on Burgerstrasse followed in the same decade. In 1897, the Wilden Mann expanded again with the addition of the houses at Burgerstrasse 7 and 9; in 1908, further renovations and an addition were completed at Bahnhofstrasse 28. Today the hotel occupies seven houses. The overall complex reflects the history of tourism in Lucerne in an exemplary way. Faithfully restored façades from the second half of the 19th century determine the richly varied appearance of today’s hotel complex. The highly articulated façades on Bahnhofstrasse are particularly valuable. Among the interiors, the Burger­stube, which was redone in the Gothic Revival style in 1908, deserves special mention. Its colorful flat carvings, the walls and the ceiling beams with their painted coats of arms, the windows with lead-cased bull’s eyes and stained glass and the chandeliers and furnishings from the same period combine to form a valuable Belle Époque work of art. The hotel has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2008. (RF)

Arno Affolter
  • Host
  • Arno Affolter
  • Hotel type
  • Restaurants, banquets, city, center, quiet location
  • Hotel facilities
  • 48 rooms, 2 restaurants (Sauvage and Burgerstube), seminar rooms
  • Hotel classification
  • Price range
  • CHF 100–200 / EUR 96–192
  • Open
  • all year
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