Art Deco Hotel Montana is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

1. Art Deco Hotel Montana

7.9
Hotel · Adligenswilerstr. 22, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: "Special treat: a palace-style hotel with spectacular views, 66 enormous rooms, and outstanding bathrooms. Doubles from 295SF/ £195, room only. (0041 (0) 41 419 0000 CHK; hotel-montana.ch)"

Hotel Wilden Mann is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

2. Hotel Wilden Mann

5.7
Hotel · Bahnhofstr. 30, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The 16th-century Wilden Mann (0041 (0) 41 210 1666; wilden-mann.ch) has a warren of 50 rooms, a superb Old Town location, a wood-beamed restaurant and warm, quirky décor. Doubles from SF270/ £180 B&B.

Rathausquai is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

3. Rathausquai

Plaza · Rathausquai, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Have an aperitif on the Rathausquai, next to River Reuss, followed by dinner upstairs at the Hotel Schiff (0041 (0) 41 418 5252; hotel-schiff-luzern.ch; mains from SF23.50/£16).

Spreuerbrücke is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

4. Spreuerbrücke

7.6
Bridge · Spreuerbrücke, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Contemplate its Spreuer Bridge's picture series – painted in 1636 and preserved with egg yolk – depicting the 'dance of death': can you spot two skeletons in each scene?

Museggmauer is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

5. Museggmauer

7.1
Historic Site · Museggstr., Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Follow Bruggligasse to the Musegg wall. Walk along, relishing the views and perhaps climbing a watchtower.

Alpineum Kaffehaus & Bar is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

6. Alpineum Kaffehaus & Bar

8.7
Café · Denkmalstrasse 11, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Head via Löwenplatz to the Alpineum Cafe (Denkmalstrasse 11). Have a coffee (SF3.80/£2.50), then see the 19th-century diorama of painted Alpine landscapes in the adjoining Alpineum museum (SF5/£3.50).

Ufschötti is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

7. Ufschötti

8.9
Park · Ufschötti, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: It’s time for a swim and the best free 'beach' is the Ufschötti, with lawns and ice cream stalls, south of the KKL.

Art Deco Hotel Montana is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

8. Art Deco Hotel Montana

7.9
Hotel · Adligenswilerstr. 22, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Book a table at the Scala Terrace at Hotel Montana. The southern European cuisine (mains from £20/SF30) and the sensational view over mountains, lake and city make this the place for an occasion.

Kornmarkt is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

9. Kornmarkt

Plaza · Kornmarkt, Lucerne, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Explore the beautiful Old Town squares – Kornmarkt, Hirschenplatz, Weinmarkt – where painted facades depict themes from beer-brewing to medicine.

Graziella Hotel is one of 36 hours in... Lucerne.

10. Graziella Hotel

Hotel · Hertensteinstrasse 132, Weggis, Lucerne

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: For a quieter base, stay in Weggis, a half-hour steamer ride away from Lucerne. (SF16 single/ £11). Hotel Graziella (doubles from SF210/£140 B&B) has a rooftop spa, garden with pier, and free bicycles