The name of the hotel is related to ‘the Wild Man’, a classic figure of legend dating back to medieval times. In fact, there is quite some history attached to Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann, which consists of seven historical town houses in the very city centre. The hotel, which celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2017, dates back to the year 1517. At that time, it was a bar that had received a ‘Pintenrecht’: the right to serve drinks. So ‘hospitality’ has always been at the core of this venue.
In 1860, Wilden Mann was officially listed as a hotel and took advantage of the rising number of tourists in Lucerne. Until 1908, the hotel was gradually renovated and expanded and today is occupies seven interconnected houses. It’s fair to say that this hotel, with its beautiful 19th century façade, perfectly reflects tradition and the history of tourism in Lucerne. No wonder that the hotel, with its many surprising little corners and corridors, has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2008.
Today, Hotel Wilden Mann has 48 rooms and suites. They all have a different character and a personal touch, but all of them are equally lovely and nicely decorated with high attention to detail.
Traditional cuisine in the oldest restaurant of Lucerne
No discussion about this: Hotel Wilden Mann will spoil lovers of gastronomy. Apart from installing yourself on a terrace during the summertime, you can choose between two restaurants. The first one is Restaurant Sauvage, famous for its great service, lovely atmosphere and its gourmet classics. Actually, the menu of this restaurant is a perfect marriage between the classic cuisine and its modern translation. It’s not a surprise that Sauvage has 14 Gault Millau points.
If you would like to exchange the calmness of Restaurant Sauvage for a livelier atmosphere, then you can go and enjoy the good life in the hotel’s second restaurant: Burgerstube, the oldest restaurant in Lucerne. The Burgerstube, redone in Gothic Revival style in 1908, truly breathes a Belle Epoque atmosphere, with its colourful falt carvings, windows with stained glass, chandeliers and early 20th century furnishings. The food of the chef perfectly matches with the décor: the local and traditional cuisine.
In the footsteps of Sophia Loren
Within the historic walls of Hotel Wilden Mann, you can also celebrate events with friends, families or business groups up to 100 persons. In fact, the hotel is often hosting workshops or seminars. You can be sure that this historical setting will give birth to great ideas! In fact, throughout the history of the hotel, many people have met there, forged plans and even changed the course of history… Over the years, the hotel has also attracted numerous celebrity guests. To be honest, it’s a great feeling to sleep and dine in the same places where Sophia Loren was, Udo Jürgens or Herbert von Karajan.
Climbing the mountains up to a revolving restaurant
Hotel Wilden Mann is a great place for quality time, but so is Lucerne and the region. Make yourself ready for some unforgettable moments and book one of the many original packages that hotel is offering: a romantic tête-à-tête in a Junior Suite, hotel hopping from one Romantik hotel to the other or riding through the city of Lucerne in a horse-drawn carriage? Up to you! And the friendly staff would be looking forward to giving you some more suggestions.
There is a lot to discover in the Lucerne area. You can enjoy climbing Mount Pilatus, one of the highlights of central Switzerland, more than 2.100m above sea level. Or Mount Rigi, at 1.800m, which many call ‘the Queen of Mountains’. Or go to the Stanserhorn, enjoy its breath-taking views and have a lunch in a revolving restaurant.
In short, if you are looking for a first-class address in Lucerne with aesthetic appeal, great cuisine and numerous possibilities for great experiences in the Lucerne area, then Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is definitely a safe choice. Enjoy collecting great memories!