Hotel Wilden Mann

  • Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, Lucerne

  • 4

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Located in the centre of Lucerne, this Swiss Historic Hotel is steeped in tradition and packed with character. From the winding corridors and creaking floorboards to the furniture and decoration, every inch is a nod to its storied past - the building has been welcoming guests as

In the picturesque old town

It's the perfect base for exploring, with the train station and ferry quay just a short walk away. There are plenty of places to explore nearby, such as the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), the old town, and the Lion Monument - all within an easy walk. The hotel is less than 100 metres from the river, where you'll find street-side cafes, shops to browse, and a promenade for gentle strolls.

Excellent food and hospitality

The friendly and helpful staff at the hotel make sure you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Meals are hearty and delicious, offering a taste of traditional Swiss cuisine. Each room is individually styled and lovingly furnished - somewhere not just to sleep, but to relax and enjoy at the end of the day.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Jan)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, discount automatically applied)

Free daily packed lunch (not applicable if staying on Swiss Classic Tour)

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Free 'Lucerne Visitors Card' Great for sightseeing with unlimited use of Lucerne's public buses up to zone 10 for access to various attractions (issued locally)

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers


The picturesque city of Lucerne is poised on the banks of one of Switzerland’s largest lakes – the sprawling Lake Lucerne. It’s a locale that’s inspired royalty, poets and composers, who have all gathered here, leading to a boom in grand hotels and villas. Lucerne is an incredibly walkable city of barely 250,000 residents, with streets leading past frescoed cafés and museums in the car-free Old Town. Just don’t forget the world beyond while on your wanders. Polished paddle steamers leave Lucerne bound for villages like Weggis and Vitznau, and the local mountains of Rigi and Pilatus Kulm are adorned with exceptional hiking trails.

Here there be dragons: Mount Pilatus

Local people once believed that dragons lived in the caves and crannies of Mount Pilatus. And if you look closely, the set of peaks does look like a dragon spine reclining on the edge of Lucerne. The dragon theme continues on the mountaintop with scavenger hunts, storied trails and kid-friendly zip lines. There are also footpaths like the Flower Trail, and forest tracks and alpine moors, as well as climbs for experienced mountaineers. You can get to Pilatus by gondola and cable car starting in Kriens – or from the village of Alpnach for a ride on the steepest rack railway in the world - you can do it all with the Golden Round Trip which includes a boat trip between Alpnach and Lucerne.

Lake Lucerne

Ferries and historic paddle steamers carry passengers around the many-armed Lake Lucerne, stopping at the small ports that decorate the shores. Hop off at the pretty town of Weggis for Mount Rigi - nicknamed Queen of the Mountains - it's a hiking paradise with 120 kilometres of varied walking trails to explore and lake views to enjoy. Alternatively, book onto a lunch cruise, pick up a paddle board to explore the water at your own pace, or for a day of ultimate luxury, book a trip to the Bürgenstock Alpine Spa.

Lucerne: the city of bridges

Lucerne is one of the most walkable cities in Switzerland. Highlights include the much-loved Chapel Bridge that reaches over the River Reuss, the old city walls, the villa museum dedicated to Wagner, and the Church of St Leodegar, which sits its gothic spires on the site of an old Roman basilica. Need a breather? Take your pick of waterside bars and restaurants for a fruit brandy in view of the mountains, alfresco dining is a bit of a theme in Lucerne. “En guete!” as they say in the Alemannic dialect spoken here.

Getting around Lucerne – and beyond

Trolleybuses trundle around Lucerne’s city streets, while motor buses head into the hilly suburbs and villages beyond the city limits, and a funicular hoists view seekers up to Château Gütsch, the fairy-tale hotel perched above Lucerne. Meanwhile, the railway station is the gateway to big-name Swiss cities such as Zurich and ferries and paddle steamers bob at the quay next to the station - you can't come to Lucerne and not head out onto the water.

Why book a summer holiday in Lucerne with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Lake Lucerne's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Lucerne include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 48
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Twin Rooms sleep up to two people and have an ensuite with bath or shower. These rooms are available for single occupancy on request for a supplement.

Superior Twin Rooms sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have both an ensuite with bath and separate shower.

Junior Suites sleep two and have a seating area and an ensuiote with bath (with showerhead). They are available on request, please call us to book.

Standard Single Rooms have an ensuite with bath (with showerhead).

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

Rooms do not have tea & coffee making facilities, but these are available on the second floor

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 12pm

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF 4.40 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 11 and under are exempt.


  • Steps into property: No
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

The traditional design of the building means that this hotel is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Longitude: 8.303063
Latitude: 47.050589

  • Transfer time approx. 1 hour by train from Zurich airport or 3 hours by train from Geneva airport. Your journey may involve a change of train
  • Located in the city centre
  • 700 metres from the train station
  • 150 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 350 metres to the nearest supermarket
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally)

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available
  • Early meals available on request

A buffet breakfast is served daily - a selection of hot and cold dishes to get your day off on the right foot.

Complimentary tea & coffee is available on the second floor throughout the day.

Free daily packed lunch (not applicable for guests staying on the Swiss Classic Tour).

In the evening, head to the Bürgerstube or the terrace to enjoy the four-course half board meal (with choice of main). This traditional restaurant allows you to enjoy the best of regional cuisine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and if the weather's nice you can eat on the terrace.

On Sundays, the Bürgerstube is closed, so you'll enjoy your evening meal in the Taube Restaurant, just 60 metres from the hotel.

Sauvage (not open in July & August) is the hotel's award-winning à la carte restaurant, with 14 Gault Millau toques. Expect French and Mediterranean-style dishes, an elegant setting with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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