GASSER-MUGGLER, LUNGERN, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The charming, comfortable Gasser-Müggler vacation rental is located in the very pretty village of Lungern, close to its namesake lake. It's in an old wooden chalet built in 1860. The two bedrooms are very spacious. The apartment is comfortably furnished and very well-equipped. It even has Wi-Fi. One bedroom and the living room feature an unobstructed view of beautiful Lake Lungern, some seventy-five yards from the house, and the Alps, which come almost to the lake’s eastern and western shores. (The lake is partially lowered from January to June.)
The shops, restaurants, bank and ATM are a five- to ten-minute walk from the vacation rental. The lakeshore with swimming, boating, fishing, tennis, and mini-golf is just 5 minutes away along an easy footpath. Cable car service at the Obsee station is seven-minutes away, where half-hourly gondola service reaches Alpine heights – a paradise for hikers. It takes a good twelve- to fifteen-minutes uphill walk to get to the rail station at the top of Lungern, making the Gasser-Müggler vacation rental best-suited for strong walkers.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms, each with combined twins; sleeper sofa in living room (for one person)
BATHROOMSw/ shower stall
KITCHENfull eat-in kitchen with microwave, dishwasher
LAUNDRYWashing machine on-site, fee for use
ACCESSIBILITY2 short flights of stairs
TRANSPORTATION12-15 minute walk to train station
MINUSESUphill walk to train station
PLUSESWi-Fi, TV, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher, close to lake; kids save big(please call for details)
SPECIAL FEATURESRadio, TV (w/ CNN, BBC), microwave, dishwasher, cell phone upon request
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What's included with the Switzerland - Heartland Untour?
- One or two weeks in a private Swiss apartment or chalet, often with spectacular views of the lakes and mountains.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Zurich, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance for most arrivals at the Zurich airport, with detailed instructions that allow you to reach your village with ease.
- An 8 or 15-day Swiss Rail Pass valid on trains, buses, lake ships; free entry to over 400 museums in Switzerland.
- An orientation session given by our very experienced local staff covering rail and sightseeing.
- Local information and our Swiss Heartland Dream Book and Swiss Hiking Guide, both researched and written by Untours staff, chock-full of suggestions for scenic hiking trails and day trips.
- A local cultural activity, such as a visit to an alpine village, a guided city tour, or a visit to a traditional alpine cheese maker’s hut.
- A dinner party (selected dates only) or excursion with lunch.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
- Special savings for kids 15 and under on this Untour in qualifying apartments. Call for details.
Landlord or Host for Gasser-Muggler, Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland
Herr and Frau Gasser-Müggler are the friendly, helpful, English-speaking hosts who reside on the lower floor of this Swiss chalet. Herr Gasser is a noted artist whose works decorate the hallway to the apartment.
Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Gasser-Muggler
Lungern is a serene pastoral village nestled on the shore of turquoise Lake Lungern at the foothill of Hasliberg mountain. It consists of a lower part, which is home to most of the restaurants, 2 medium-sized grocery stores and bank/ATM, and an upper part with the train station and well-known Bahnhöfli Restaurant. Lungern’s landmark is its impressive 100-year-old Gothic stone church that was modeled after that of Lourdes and whose predecessor had fallen victim to floods. The equally impressive cemetery below the church features fine examples of carved wooden crosses. Two small white chapels in the village’s lower part share the bell-tolling regularity of the larger parish church, mixing church bells with cowbells to make up the symphony of Lake Lungern. One of the chapels, Burglen chapel, is a favorite wedding chapel for Swiss couples.
Lungern offers a variety of family activities—from great hiking to lake swimming and minigolf. The cable car from Obsee in the lower part of the village takes you to the alpine heights of Schönbühl, with its spectacular vistas and challenging hikes.
Lungern lies in the very center of Switzerland. Hourly rail service in both directions (1 hour to Luzern and Interlaken) makes it an ideal base for day trips throughout Switzerland.
Customer comments about Gasser-Muggler, Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland
"It was an amazing experience. We were so sad to leave, and will certainly return. We would have never discovered the Heartland if it had not been for Untours. This was our first family trip to Europe, and it was amazing!" Alexandra Flynn
“Very comfortable living quarters. It was always pleasant "coming home." It was extremely helpful & very much appreciated having our laundry needs taken care of.” John & Kathryn Risch
“The Gasser-Muggler is a delightful apartment, a great first-time introduction to Untours. The hosts thought of everything – brand-new bathroom, two English TV channels (CNN & BBC). Wonderful rural views in four directions. Oh, those churchbells at 6 a.m. - charming but loud!” Clayton Raney & Jack Mills
"Large, very well furnished. Perfect for two couples. Handy to town, lake, lift - not so handy to train station." Diane Bushyager
"Outstanding! We appreciated all the great reading lights. We loved everything about the apartment. Please continue to advise people that it is quite a hike to train." Karen Williams
"Our apartment was very spacious, clean and bright. It had beautiful views looking out at the lake and mountains. The kitchen was modern and the furnishings comfortable." Kim Holterhoff
"We liked our location and children enjoyed the water." G.Gottschalk
"We loved the apartment. We had no problem walking up to the train station, but continue to emphasize to anyone considering this apartment that it is quite a long , steep hike up -- especially with a pack." Karen Williams
"Great apt. Wonderful kitchen. Beds very comfy. Felt like home. We loved this location, but some might find it too far from everything. Very peaceful." Toby Gowing
"Apartment far surpassed our expectations. Very modern - especially the kitchen! New local bus to train station made it easier for travel." David Warriner
"Kitchen is wonderful - even a microwave. While house is old and has lots of charm, kitchen very up to date. Comfortable chairs to sit on with very good lighting in all rooms." James Deal & Carol Mochel
"We've always liked this apartment (been there twice before). The extensively remodeled kitchen was wonderful." Dorothy & Frederick Forro
"We loved our apartment. The new kitchen is a real plus. We did not mind the walk up to train station. Most of all we loved Lukas & Marlis." Claire, John & Emilie Christian
"Very nice, light & bright. Sink in master bedroom was great for family of 5. Wonderful hosts!" Ed & Marilyn Marestaing
"Very comfortable - it felt like home. The kids loved being next to the lake (even if it meant a steep walk up to the Bahnhof!)" Carolyn & Bill Marconi
"Our host were very helpful and delightful people." Ed & Nancy Binkley
"Roomy, lovely, well-equipped with furnishings, appliances (coffee maker, toaster, microwave) - bright and clean." Christine Killough
"Great Apartment! Just wish it had been closer to rail (I'm lazy!). Marlis and Lukas were nice people." Chris & Carrie Moore
Ratings for Gasser-Muggler, Lungern, Switzerland - Heartland
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||5||5|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||4||4|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||5||3|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||8||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||9||7|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||5||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||8||8|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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