From 14th century fortified tower to UNESCO-recognised castles, Switzerland is welcoming its summer tourists with cool, new pop-up hotels across major cities. By Shikha Pushpan

Pop-Up Hotel Solothurn

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Relive the tales of Rapunzel or Prince Valiant in the 14th century tower, Solothurn Krumtum. One of the city’s oldest preserved structures, the tower opens up to astounding views of the Aare and offers cozy interiors with exposed-brick walls. A one-night’s stay here comes along with a a city tour, a boat trip etc.

 

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Pop-Up Hotel Vevey

 

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This place will most likely inspire how you would like to design your room when you’re back from the holiday. Housed in a turn-of-the-century ballroom, with an ornate glass roof, the hotel offers a vibrant space, replete with a piano, study, self-cook kitchen and bar.

Pop-Up Hotel Zurich

 

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Designed by Swiss artist Max Zuber, this is the smallest hotel in the heart of the city. Once in, you will hardly want to leave this place with its colourful art work, mirrored wall, and cozy interiors. Just minutes away from the hotel is the old town of Zurich, the Limmat, and the lake.

Pop-Up Hotel Luzern

 

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Rent a private boathouse for your overnight stay in Luzern. Seehotel Kastanienbaum is an exclusive hideaway, replete with private butler service. Allow your captain to take you around the lake as you enjoy barbecue and lavish breakfast spreads atop a private terrace.

Pop-Up Hotel Castelgrande

 

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Taste modern luxury in the 15-th century UNESCO World Heritage Site, Castlegrande, where star architect Carlo Rampazzi has carefully knit together the romance of fairytale castles with modern creature comforts. The bonus? Breathtaking views of the Bellinzona city.

Pop-Up Hotel Schaffhausen

 

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Discover the city of Schaffhausen on-board a private ship. Explore the harbour district of this historical wine-growing town from your intimate ‘hotel room’. Sit back and relax in the hanging chair or enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet at the Sorell Hotel Ruden.

Pop-Up Hotel Lausanne

 

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Stay in a cozy, glass pavilion in the midst of a garden and enjoy panoramic views from Lake Geneva to the Alps from your private terrace. Without TV, wi-fi, or other distractions, enjoy the pure luxury of time and the company of your partner.

Pop-Up Hotel St Gallen

 

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Stay in the tower room of the iconic Einstein Hotel and enjoy breathtaking views of the St Gallen city. The tower room has been remodeled after the Gallusturm or Green Tower, and seamlessly blends history with modern creature comforts.

Pop-Up Hotel Bern

A duplex suite with two baths, lounge and kitchenette with custom-made furnishings await travellers at this listed building-turned hotel. The place was earlier associated with traders and merchants who had to pay a surcharge on their good at the Nydegg Bridge toll booth in order to access Bern’s Old Town via the Aare.