On the rooftop of the Astoria Hotel, the Penthouse is another of Lucerne's hidden hotel bars, which are open to non-guests but may not advertise the fact. The Penthouse is a favoured meeting spot for locals, and offers the usual comforts of polished wood and modern Alpine style, but its roof is also part-glass, revealing, once again, the astounding vista which makes doing almost anything here, including drinking cocktails, a secondary consideration to gazing at the view.
In the Mood
A Tramp Abroad- Mark Twain
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (partly filmed on Mount Pilatus)
The Siegfried Idyll- Wagner, (composed in Lucerne)