- Canton of Lucerne - Capital: Luzern - Population: 390349 - Area (km²): 1493 - Official languages: German An impressive mountainous is the setting for Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne. With its many attractions, souvenir shops, watchmakers, pleasant location on the lake and near the Rigi, Mount Pilatus and Stanserhorn, close to excursion destinations, Lucerne is a tourist destination for groups and the individual through Switzerland.
Family-run for 150 years, the Hotel Balm in a green suburb of Lucerne features a gourmet restaurant with fish and other specialities and offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms.
The La Pistache gourmet restaurant was awarded 15 Gault Millau points and at the Dorf Beizli you can taste original Swiss cuisine and various dishes of the day. In the afternoon delicious cakes and coffee are served.
All rooms feature a telephone, a fax machine and a reading corner with a sofa. Some units offer panoramic views.
A public bus stop can be found in front of the Hotel Balm. There is also an animal park and a playground for children.