Welcome to the mythical Eigenthal at the foot of Mount Pilatus!

The Hammer Hotel is located in a natural paradise and a landscape of national importance – only 10 km from the city of Lucerne! This incomparable setting sets the stage for hospitality and accommodation services.


Accommodation in the heart of Switzerland

Staying in one of our 25 authentically renovated rooms, you are practically in Lucerne, but still away from the hustle and bustle of the city amidst quiet, original Swiss scenery.

Double room with balcony

Experience the elegance of our double rooms and enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Pilatus and the Eigenthal mountains.

Double room with balcony and privat bathroom180.00


Double room with en-suite bathroom

Room for relaxation: our double rooms with your very own en-suite bathroom.

Double room with en-suite bathroom


Double room with living room and en-suite bathroom

Our tastefully furnished rooms with a separate sitting area, unique view and en-suite bathroom combine ambiance with a little extra space. They can also be set up as family rooms with up to 7 beds. 

Double room with living room and en suite bathroom200.00


Single room with communal bathroom

Spend a night in one of our authentic chalet-style single rooms with breathtaking view of Mount Pilatus and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a a good night’s sleep under the stars – pure relaxation.

Single room with communal bathroom80.00


All Inclusive

All our guests benefit from the following services: 

A House with History

Eigenthal’s Hotel Hammer can look back on a 115 year old history. It was built in 1903 by Hotel Director Juliana Hammer’s grandfather Anton Hammer. Legend has it that the village’s fountain master gratefully found shelter in this place during a storm and therefore decided to construct a hotel in this exact spot. Even Juliana Hammer can’t say how much of her grandfather’s story is true, but she knows for a fact that the house was the second hotel to be built in this high mountain valley at the foot of Mount Pilatus, with only the Kurhaus having opened its doors earlier than the Hammer Hotel. 

“The hotel has always been well maintained”

In 1913, ten years after its opening, the Hotel Hammer was extended for the first time. In the 1950s, Juliana Hammer’s father, Toni Hammer, took over and ran the hotel with his wife until her death in 1973. Then, the hotel was rented out and even sold in 1999. After an unsuccessful attempt to transform the hotel into a catholic retreat resort in 2000, the house was vacant for the following six years. “But the hotel has always been well maintained”, Juliana Hammer assures. When she tried to buy the hotel back to no avail, Hammer thought that was the end of the story – until Zurich based Lawyer Konrad Fischer bought the hotel in 2006 and shortly after knocked on her door. 

Top-notch culture program

Since then, the Hotel has been hosting tourists from all over the globe. With roughly two events per month, the cultural program also attracts new guests. Be it author Donna Leon, Thomas Hürlimann or Pedro Lenz – the hotel boasts an impressive list of famous guests. Moreover, the hotel hosts weddings, family celebrations and seminars or tired hikers that stop by at the restaurant. 

(Text: Raphael Zemp, Luzerner Zeitung)