Experience Something New

The GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL puts on numerous entertaining and enriching events throughout the year covering a whole variety of themes – so why not come along? Easy come, easy go and informal – but always with style and elegance. To name but three: a summer Chill & Grill on our Lake Terrace, the Magic Comedy Festival, and a piano recital.

5th "Genuss am Quai" - A Culinary Event in a Class of Its Own

11/ 18 AND 25 OCTOBER 2018

Pure culinary pleasure and a unique gastronomic variety – all this and much more will be provided by the restaurants Olivo, National, 1871 and the Palace hotel as part of the food festival “Genuss am Quai”.

Preparations are in full swing to ensure our guests are treated to exciting events on gourmet delights – all at a prime location, directly at the quay with a view of Lake Lucerne and an unparalleled mountain panorama. Reservations and more details: www.genussamquai.ch.


Gruaud Larose Dinner with René Gabriel & Mövenpick Weinkeller Luzern

Victor Cortes is the managing director of the Mövenpick Weinkeller in Lucerne. His favourite Bordeaux is Gruaud Larose. During a wine tasting with René Gabriel, the idea came up to tap a "very big cask" of this popular cru. And Gabriel agreed to provide some great vintages from his private cellar for this wine gala.

At 6.30 p.m. there's a "white aperitif" in the Mövenpick Weinkeller in Lucerne, as well as a tasting of a young Gruaud vintage to put everyone in the mood. We then cross the road at 7.15 p.m. to find our table at the National. In the form of a kind of "wind and dine" experience, sixteen different vintages dating from 1983 to 2010 will be celebrated. Details and reservations from the Mövenpick Weinkeller: +41 41 458 10 00.

Full participant CHF 480.00: includes aperitif, four-course dinner with wine accompaniment, all wines, mineral water and coffee

Companion (full participant) CHF 200.00: includes aperitif, four-course dinner with wine accompaniment, mineral water and coffee

Half-participant CHF 345.00: equivalent to one full participation shared by two persons

Piano Off-Stage – The Jazz Festival Within a Festival


It has just 88 keys but thousands of possibilities: “The piano can do anything,” as the great Alfred Brendel once proudly remarked. For example, the piano is ideal not only for classical music but for jazz as well. Every year Piano Off-Stage, the small but choice Jazz Festival in the Festival, attracts internationally renowned masters of improvisation to Lake Lucerne.

They explore the entire panorama of piano jazz in Lucerne’s finest bars including the National Bar. It’s both thrilling and relaxing: the ideal way to bring the concert evening to a close.

Wednesday, 21 November 2017, 8:00 – 11:00 pm: Jörg Hegemann
Thursday, 22 November 2017, 8:00 – 11:00 pm: Jon Davis
Friday, 23 November 2017, 8:00 – 11:00 pm: Chris Hopkins
Saturday, 24 November 2017, 8:00 – 11:00 pm: Julia Siedl
Sunday, 25 November 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 pm: Robi Weber

Christmas Refuge on Our Lake Terrace


Savour the ambience of Adventtide in Lucerne with mulled wine and traditional Swiss pear bread at our little Christmas refuge on the Lake Terrace, which nestles amid the fir trees, all lit up. Glittering lights reflected in the lake, warm blankets – what a lovely place to stay a while and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

Funky XMAS-Brunch with Ms Martha High & The Soul Cookers


Starting at 11:00 am spoil yourself at our sumptuous brunch buffet. Starters, main dishes and desserts are à la carte. The menu leaves nothing to be desired.

Accompanying the fine fare is Ms Martha Higha and her band The Soul Cookers. Martha High, who sang with James Brown for 30 years is a godess of soul. From Old School to New School, Martha High & The Soul Cookers will bring you into her musical heritage from Jazz to Soul, Blues and Funk!

Per person CHF 85.00 incl. show and 1 glass of sparkling wine

New Year's Eve 2018/19 - Notte Veneziana


At the turn of the year, true to this year‘s motto, NOTTE VENEZIANA, everyone is gathering at the GRAND HOTEL NATIONAL for a magical night imbued with Mediterranean flair. After an aperitivo accompanied by cicchetti in the legendary Harry‘s Bar, an ultra special five-course gala menu awaits.

Afterwards, Gino Todesco & Friends will provide easy-going party music in the National Bar and – with your help – sweep the old year off the dance floor in style. Celebrate a stylish New Year‘s Eve full of joie de vivre, including acqua alta and other Venetian phenomena.

Per person CHF 195.00 incl. 5-course New Year's Eve menu in the Restaurant National with aperitif in the National Bar, 1 glass of midnight champagne and music, excl. other beverages

Neujahrszauber – The First Highlight of the Year


The prospects for a great New Year on 1 January 2019 look excellent: Lucerne's hoteliers present the first highlight of the year, the traditional fireworks display. Enjoy the fireworks from the vantage point of our Lake Terrace, complete with musical accompaniment and a glass of champagne.

We also offer a tasty 3-course dinner preceded by an aperitif.

Per person CHF 95.00 incl. aperitif, 3-course menu and 1 glass of champagne during the fireworks

Meta Hiltebrand at the Restaurant National

THURSDAY; 7 MARCH 2019, AT 6:15 PM

Meta Hiltebrand welcomes you to a very special occasion: the famous Zurich-born chef is transforming the National restaurant into a star establishment for one evening by serving up a crazy, colourful and highly unusual five-course mystery menu surprise – with no pretentiousness, but with a wealth of experimentation. You can look forward to spontaneity and creativity with a pinch of eccentricity!

Meta – passion with a pan: on qualifying, Meta Hiltebrand was hired by Anton Mosimann's restaurant in Olten: the Monte-Primero. This saw her become the youngest executive chef in Switzerland at the tender age of 23. In 2011 she opened her first restaurant, and her second in 2013 – the Le Chef in Zurich. Known through the kochen.tv programme, she has spent two years in the limelight cooking on German and Swiss television.

Per person CHF 130.00 incl. aperitif and 5-course menu, CHF 180.00 incl. wine pairing

10th Lucerne Cinédîner at the Restaurant 1871

15 MARCH TO 20 APRIL 2019, AT 6:30 PM

The best in classic films and cuisine – guaranteed! Have a fabulous cinematic evening out with friends. During your three-course meal – with its menu thematically linked to the film – enjoy all the action on the silver screen for the ultimate in entertainment! For details and reservations call the Restaurant 1871 on +41 41 422 18 71 or visit www.cinediner.ch.

Per person CHF 89.00 incl. 3-course menu and film (in German)

Brunch in the Restaurant National


Our brunch has a lot going for it!

For families, couples, singles and friends. Celebrating, saying farewell or just because – there are plenty of reasons to come for a Sunday brunch.

Starters, main dishes and desserts are à la carte. The sumptuous menu leaves nothing to be desired. The breakfast buffet is yours to enjoy. Our gourmet brunch is a taste sensation not to be missed.

Per person CHF 65.00 incl. coffee, tea and 1 glass of sparkling wine