As one of the oldest hotels in the canton of Lucerne and in a privileged location in the middle of Weggis, the topic of sustainability is very important to us. Read more about our history below.

Speisekarte Restaurant EQUO 1706 Slide

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Our common future

If we tell our guests that they can swim in Lake Lucerne and the water even has almost drinking water quality, they are often very baffled. Already in the 16th century, the wine and vegetable traders arrived at the Hotel Rössli after they had done their market business around the nearby Chapel Bridge in Lucerne.

We are proud that our tradition-oriented company succeeds in uniting Lucerne savoir-vivre and sustainability under one roof. Our close cooperation with farmers and fishermen and the consistent regional and seasonal cuisine are just a few examples of our extraordinary environmental management, because every Rössli guest should feel:

Here everything is done to ensure that this special place stays so beautiful over the next 500 years.

Regional Foods & Suppliers

If possible, we use regional food and consider regional suppliers to avoid unnecessary transport.

Our water in Weggis is of excellent drinking water quality. You are welcome to fill the water carafe in your room directly from the faucet itself and enjoy fresh, instant drinking water!

Regional craftsmen & partners

Whenever possible, we work with regional craftsmen and partners to avoid unnecessary transport routes.

Power optimization

Our in-house solar power system on the roof covers a large part of our electricity consumption. Furthermore, use a power optimization device that regulates or reduces the power during peak times.

We heat our outdoor brine bath with a modern inverter heat pump. Our steam rooms have a standby power saving function. The Finnish sauna is operated with a basic temperature of 60°C and heated only to 90°C degrees at the request of the guest. As lighting we use only LED’s.

We use excess heat of our air conditioning system to power our water heating system.

Food waste / waste separation

Optimized purchasing and other measures reduce our food waste to a minimum. We separate our waste consistently (waste paper, glass, plastic, etc.). The bread leftovers are fed to our horses.


Whenever possible, we avoid waste and therefore refrain from unnecessary packaging (for example, at the breakfast buffet).

Cleaning products

We clean your room with special fibers and cloths and use Eco Plus cleaning supplements that can be broken down quickly and easily by the environment.

Mattress cleaning

Our Elite mattresses are regularly cleaned with special equipment. High-frequency vibrations are transmitted to the mattress. The dirt separates up to 30 cm deep inside the mattresses from the fibers and is sucked off. Also, the mattress is regularly exposed to strong UV radiation for disinfecting and killing mites. Furthermore, our Elite luxury mattresses are EU Ecolabel certified.


We use “Reuse me” and “Trash Hero” products from Schnarwiler for the bathroom amenities, which take into account ecological aspects such as environmentally friendly production and recyclability of packaging etc. All items are also available for purchase.

Products in use

Our partners

The history of Hotel Rössli

The history of Hotel Rössli goes back to the 16th century. The tavern Rössli receives the so called tavern right from the Lucerne high council in 1706. Henceforth the host was allowed to serve meals and drinks to his guests, to house them and people were allowed to dance in the Rössli. The tavern right was a high privilege because in the normal “Schenken” hosts were only allowed to serve cheese and bread and only drinks that were manufactured on their own farm.

The building from the 16th century was teared down and replaced by a new one in 1898. It was the time where cosmopolitan tourists visited the region of Weggis with had a southern flare. This idyllic beauty with a beautiful lake and nature was appealing to poets, musicians and philosophers. The American author Mark Twain described Weggis as “loveliest of all places” and the Russian pianist and composer Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff felt inspired here. Rosa Luxemburg found drew new strength in Weggis.

The Hotel Rössli also has its own equestrian center (see There are many opportunities to get involved in equestrian sport. Become visible through sponsorship in national or international tournaments or plan your own event in our facility.

The team at Hotel Rössli Gourmet & Spa continues to do everything to make your stay with us restful, inspiring and vitalizing.

Sincerely, your host
Jan M. Molderings


Dear guests

At the moment we are only open on weekends (Friday to Sunday) until Thursday, February 4th, 2021.

You can reach us from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on +41 41 392 27 27 and by email at The rest of the week we can be reached as normal.

Best regards

Your Hotel Rössli team

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