Schloss Meggenhorn

Schloss Meggenhorn, Meggen: Address, Phone Number, Schloss Meggenhorn Reviews: 4.5/5

Schloss Meggenhorn
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hettycko
Prague, Czech Republic24 contributions
Meggenhorn
Oct 2019
An an unparalleled view of the alps and lake Lucerne. Finding this castle is easy and when you arrive you can either park at the gate and walk to the castle. As you approach the view of the castle is blocked by a slop so the moment you arrive at the main entrance you'll be amazed at the garden and the building itself. This castle is very romantic and you can walk around the whole building.
Written 30 December 2019
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Daydream591633
4 contributions
Successful Surprise Proposal
Sep 2019
I met my girlfriend here and proposed to her overlooking the lake and mountains. Perfect view and a quiet, non-touristy area.
Written 23 October 2019
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Emanuela Shanghai
Lucerne, Switzerland640 contributions
Nice short trip outside of Lucerne
Jul 2019
Meggen is a village 4 km away from Lucerne (15’ by bus from Schwannenplatz) where well-off people live in nice residences in the countryside. The Castle was sort of a surprise. There is no bus taking you very close to it, thus you have to walk for around 20 minutes from the bus station. The castle (which I could only visit from the outside) is a replica of a Chateau de la Loire. It is slightly trash. It was inhabited until 1974. The surrounding countryside and vineyard is worth the visit. The garden and the view are impressive. Once you have visited and took enough pictures, please consider a stop at the bistro facing the castle: nice, lovely service and delicious homemade cakes.
Written 14 September 2019
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ggsmac
New Rochelle, NY429 contributions
Good for a quiet visit
May 2019
The Schloss Meggenhorn is located about 15 minutes outside of central Lucern. The manor is impressive, but only allows visitors limited entry on weekends. The grounds are beautiful, including sculpted gardens and private vineyards, as well as some smaller animals for the little ones. Definitely a place to relax, have a picnic, and enjoy the view!
Written 24 May 2019
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Samarrr
Sydney, Australia159 contributions
Hidden Gem!
Apr 2019
Spontaneity at it’s best! On our last day in Luzern we had no plans (having seen Mt Rigi, Titlis and Piltus during our stay). I decided to browse through TA for ideas and so glad i came across this place (side note: Meggen is in zone 10 of the bus network which meant travel was covered by the luzern visitor pass so getting there by bus is free!). Once we got off the bus, we just followed the brown signs and came to the gate entrance of the castle, then it was a short uphill walk to reach the magnificent grounds and postcard perfect views. The best part is this place is so quiet you can literally just here birds chirping. It makes a great picnic spot so would recommend bringing snacks. Would definitely recommend this hidden gem to others if they are into lovely scenery (and who wouldn’t be if they in switzerland, right?!)
Written 24 April 2019
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JenniS1987
Haddenham, UK39 contributions
Gorgeous!
Aug 2018 • Couples
We’d particularly recommend getting the city boat (ferry) from the Hermitage hotel to the base of the hill and climbing up to the Schloß.

It’s actually pretty simple to get to: bus 24 from central Lucerne or the station and get off at the ‘Hermitage’ stop, which is next to the hotel. Then head down to the ferry terminal in the hotel garden, where the board explains prices and times of the ferry to Meggenhorn.

Once you arrive, you have a walk up past a boat house and will encounter a children’s play area, then a farm with a range of lovely animals and a vineyard before getting to the Schloß.

It’s only open certain days (weekend) so ensure to plan your day. Although honestly it’s worth it anyway due the incredible views and beautiful gardens accompanying it that you can freely walk around.

Enjoy!
Ps the only thing to watch out for is the Schloß Bistro only opens in the evening, so be sure to take water / refreshments with you!

Written 17 August 2018
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diorshow
Singapore, null, Singapore44 contributions
After a long travelling time to this castle, I realized it was booked for a wedding party. Nowhere in the website wrote
Jul 2018 • Solo
After a long travelling time to this castle, I realized it was booked for a wedding party. Nowhere in the website wrote that and people just blatantly ignored me
Written 26 July 2018
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Patti_Bessette
West Springfield, MA46 contributions
Pretty Views Inside and Out
Jul 2018
The castle has several rooms that are decorated as they were when the family of Zurich textile industrialist Jakob Heinrich Frey-Baumann lived there. Only a few rooms are open to the public and there is a self-guided audio tour that takes less than a half hour to complete. In my opinion, this castle is not suitable for children as I saw no exhibits that are child-friendly. However, there is a petting zoo and "adventure playground" for younger children on the grounds near the castle.

Admission is not included with the Swiss Rail Pass or Lucerne Visitor's Card. We paid 5 francs each for two adults. The gardens are pleasant but underwhelming--lots of roses and hydrangeas. There is a vineyard and a cafe as well as clean public restrooms.

We arrived by bus and walked about 1k following the signs (some steep parts). We returned to Lucerne by ferry after a short, steep downhill walk.
Written 25 July 2018
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annemariefoger
Lucerne, Switzerland2 contributions
Could have been great if staff had stayed around to open at 12 noon!!
Jul 2018 • Solo
The Schloss is lovely, but no one I asked knew where it was! From the bus driver to the receptionist at Heritage Hotel. Finally found it after walking 3km. Lovely garden walks, waited till half an hour for the door to open, only to find a locked door and a note saying "I'll be back at 2pm" So I did not see the inside. All was not lost , I walked back to Lucerne along the lake, very beautiful with lots of villas along the way. BUT come on Schloss Meggenhorn not good enough!
Written 5 July 2018
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Josef W
Bellingham, WA1,227 contributions
Undiscovered Treasure
Jun 2018 • Couples
Though I grew up in the greater vicinity, and visit this part of Switzerland several times per year, we just got to know about this place and thus visited it for the first time. The property is located just above Lake Lucerne and can be reached either by boat from Lucerne or by car. There is a free car park at the entrance to the property. A pleasant, partly uphill walk under the shade of trees takes you in about 10 minutes to the castle. We visited on a weekday when the castle itself was not open, but we could walk freely over the grounds and enjoy the view of the castle, over the lake, to Lucerne and the alps. Very nicely maintained grounds with a small vineyard and a farm building. There is a playground and petting zoo for children. The grounds are open year round and entrance is free, but there are limited entry possibilities to the castle (for a small entrance fee): only on Sundays from April to October afternoons. There is also a small Schloss bistro open during this period on Saturdays and Sundays. Best to check online for opening times or given them a call. A beautiful place - definitely worth an extended visit and we will soon return to visit the inside as well.
Written 30 June 2018
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