A Weekend Getaway - Lenkerhof Switzerland

by Anja

It was for Roland's birthday. Our first weekend getaway without little Julie.
I had heard so many good things about Lenkerhof, that it was time to try this 5-star resort in the Bernese Alps. The house is full of history, originally built 350 (!) years ago and remodeled recently. They kept many original parts (for example, a wonderful old hard-wood-floor). The bar area remindend me a lot of Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. Marjan and I spent many wonderful cocktail hours there, so I wished she could have been with us at Lenkerhof.

The service at the hotel was excellent, the spa area ok, but not outstanding. Nothing I would come back for. What would make me go back in an instant was the food. Oh my!! I had no idea Switzerland has such great chefs!!

"Head chef Jan Leimbach, awarded a 16-point Gault Millau rating, and his team are here to pamper your palate with the most exquisite delicacies, created from premium ingredients and featuring a whole range of regional products such as meat, milk and cheese, fruits and vegetables (organically farmed, of course)."

Each day they offer a 15-course menu, out of which you can order as many courses as you want (and even get a refill if you really liked something). Let me say, I was in heaven!!

Here a few images that hopefully speak for themselves:

Next morning's brunch was a hit, too. One of the best brunch buffets I have seen in my life: great bread (very important!), cheeses, jams and honey, fruits, all kinds of grains, seeds and dried fruit, and a nice selection of coffees and teas.


  1. I can't wait to visit you again in Switzerland and this will be one of my top requested places to eat! Looks amazing Anja! Thanks.

  2. Ein kulinarischer Höhenflug. Sehr komfortabel ist auch die Menuekarte, welche einem die Qual der Wahl stark erleichtert.


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