An account of times past


The first dated roof beams are marked 1864, also marking the start of the Guesthouse Hertenstein. The hotel welcomed prominent guests right from the beginning, including the English Queen Victoria and the great lover of beauty, the Bavarian King Ludwig II.


The most beautiful place on earth

The American author Mark Twain spent the summer of 1897 in Weggis and later called the village ‘the most beautiful place on earth’.

The transformation of the Hotel Hertenstein into the Schlosshotel Hertenstein in 1909 coincided with the start of the world-famous outdoor theatre on the peninsula which then ran as an annual event until 1921.

During the summer months of 1921, the Schlosshotel Hertenstein was home to the Austrian Emperor and the Hungarian King Charles I.

1938 also marked the founding of the renowned international Lucerne Music Festival – which today still delights guests from all over the world – by one of the Hotel Hertenstein’s guests, the Russian composer and pianist Sergej Rachmaninow.

Always leading in modern innovation and design, in 1965 the Hotel Hertenstein added the first indoor swimming pool in Central Switzerland to the already existing buildings.

The hotel was continuously altered and updated from then on until its sale in 2009 and subsequent total renovation over the following three and a half years.

On July 14th 2013, the Campus Hotel Hertenstein reopened its doors, inviting its guests in to discover and enjoy its new splendour.

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