Discover Germany, Issue 29, August 2015

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Swiss Lakeside Splendour

Enjoy lunch on an island Ever travelled to an island in a quest for an unforgettable dining experience? Taking the ferry to Schwanau is rewarded with amazing gourmet food, stunning views and a good bit of history. TEXT: TINA AWTANI | PHOTOS: SILVAN BUCHER

The restaurant Schwanau, named after the island it sits on, offers culinary pleasures in a spectacular surrounding. Right in the heart of Switzerland the beautiful island Schwanau is the largest of its kind in Lake Lauerz. Dating back to 1200, it’s myth-enshrouded and reconstructed ruins are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience. Swiss hosts Claudine Bruhin and Robert Zwyer are passionate about their island and its rich history. While Claudine entertains guests with the legends and stories about the island’s vivid past, outstanding chef Robert is in charge of the mouth-watering menu featuring high end local cuisine. Only fresh ingredients from the local market are used and every single recipe is strictly archived.

The restaurant itself dates back to 1640, boasting many historical features such as wooden panelling or a ceramic stove. During the summer season the terrace offers splendid lakeside views, while the adjoining ancient chapel is ideally suited for a most romantic wedding. Besides couples willing to tie the knot in style, corporate event organisers have also discovered the charm of Schwanau. Seminars of up to 15 people are best held in the modern tree house - a truly unique ambience. The ferry departs every 15 minutes, the ride takes approximately five minutes and restaurant reservation is recommended.

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