Leukerbad, Switzerland



Though it's a ski resort, Leukerbad is just as famous for its thermal baths. Standing in the center of town, one has great views of nearby mountain peaks. Don't know why this giant clown greets visitors arriving into Leukerbad. The two-lane switchback road leading up the mountain to Leukerbad can be a little spooky for those who have a problem with roads running along deep drops. The town is compact, well-kept and cozy. Though only visited for the day, it would be a great place to spend the weekend. Walked through Les Source des Alpes (Leukerbad's only five-star rated hotel property). Result? Unfortunately its dated 1970's decor screams to be remodeled. Would definitely stay at the more modern four-star Lindner Hotel with its huge thermal bath complex. I've been finding that the vast majority of hotels in the ski resorts visited in Switzerland cater to smokers and DO NOT have non-smoking rooms. I could immediately tell the Lindner was different because of the "no smoking" signs spread around the lobby.


Is this place hopping or is it dead in the summer?
It's busy with tourists but, not too many.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
No.

Arriving by car the only option?
Bus service from the valley floor blow.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?
The mountains rise up abruptly. It could be a problem.

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
From ***** star hotels on down.

Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
A week would be the max.