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Das Insel-Restaurant

Schwyz 6424 , Switzerland
041 811 17 57
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Ranked #3 of 17 restaurants in Schwyz
Cuisines: Central European
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91% Recommend
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Vancouver WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Was visiting Lauerz area in Sept 2010 for a friend tracing his ancestors that had lived there. I had noticed a small note about the island restaurant of Schwanau and wanted to surprise my friends upon our arrival. I had called and made reservations from the states, just in case it was popular. The person answering the phone for reservations... More

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

A lovely boat ride takes you through time to this enchanting Island.Upon landing you climb the stone stairs past sculpture created by local artists.In the main courtyard there are several options,one is to sit at one of the nicely decorated tables with umbrellas and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside,the small chapel as well as the ruins offer... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I treated Lynn to a fabulous Swiss lunch on this beautiful Schwanau Insel. The food was great and the staff was exceptionally warm and friendly. We travelled in southern Germany, visiting Schwanau near Freiburg, And also throughout Switzerland for our 9th anniversary vacation. Visiting Schwanau Insel was the highlight off our holiday. We intend to go back in the near... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The food was fantastic. I reccomend the steak with prawn, and the tuna carpaccio. The host was attentive and funny too.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We visited the Island in very good weather and it was at its best. A calm boat trip, plenty of sunshine and lots of happy people. After a very good lunch we walked around and enjoyed the Art exhibition on the Island. A perfect place for a perfect day, why not have a wedding here? The Kanton of Schwyz has... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The trip by boat to the island and the short walk up to the little hill where the historic house is located is already worth more than the 2 Swiss Francs that are charged by the friendly ferryman. Due to the cool weather we had to sit inside and I found the room a bit too small for my taste... More

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Goldau, Switzerland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

This restaurant is on a historic island. You need to take the ferry to go there (costs CHF 2.- per person both ways). For handiycaped people there is a special boat and a lift for wheel chairs to the restaurant. You should be anounced (phone +41 41 811 1757). As a visitor you can climb the old tower and enjoy... More

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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

This restaurant is set on an island on a lake (Lauerzsee) in a small village called Lauerz in the Kanton of Schwyz. It is only possible to reach the island by a short boatride - the boats travel every half hour but more often if the restaurant is very busy. The boat costs 2Fr per person for a return journey... More

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