The most unique places to sleep under the stars in Switzerland

In the spirit of holiday dreaming, Switzerland Tourism is inviting travellers to sleep under the stars in some of the country’s most spectacular locations, with the launch of the new Million Stars Hotel.

The concept features 50 new hotel ‘rooms’ scattered throughout the country over summer, all offering uniquely private accommodation with unobstructed views of Switzerland’s finest landscapes and cityscapes. 

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Tiny House Gondel on Piz Nair. Image: Supplied/Switzerland Tourism

Designed for two people, the accommodation options come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from bubble tents, tiny houses, exposed outdoor beds, tree tents and even some peculiar objects. 

For instance, guests have the option to stay in a gondola cabin (which is actually a decommissioned cable car) perched at 3,000 metres on Piz Nair; a garden beehive with views of Eiger’s north face; a penthouse terrace overlooking Lake Zurich; or open-air beds with views stretching from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. 

Whether you choose to stay up in the clouds on Piz Nair or in a bubble tent on the rooftop of Zurich’s Widder Hotel, all the hotel rooms have one thing in common – unforgettable views of the stars.

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Panorama tent Fronalpstock. Image: Supplied/Switzerland Tourism

Each space has been specially selected by Switzerland Tourism based on their extraordinary characteristics and location, with 33 conveniently located along the Grand Tour of Switzerland – a scenic 1600km route through the country’s most beautiful regions. 

“Forget about counting sheep,” says Martin Nydegger, CEO of Switzerland Tourism. “During the Swiss summers, people can now enjoy counting stars from the comfort of these cosy rooms instead. This is relaxation at its purest!”

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Tubbo Sky by Parkhotel Gunten. Image: Supplied/Switzerland Tourism

The Million Stars Hotel project, not only allows travellers to escape the crowds but provides them with a truly unique base to explore the lesser-known areas of Switzerland and immerse in the spellbindingly beautiful scenery even more.

Rates start from CHF80 (AU $123) up to CHF800 (AU $1235) per night for two people, including breakfast. However as many of these spaces are weather dependent, bookings for the Million Stars Hotel are only available in summer. So, if you missed out on going this year, don’t worry because the Million Stars Hotel will also be open for bookings again in summer 2021. And if it rains on the night of your booking, alternative accommodation will be provided.

Roof terrace of the Aarmuehlesuite Carlton-Europe. Supplied/Switzerland Tourism

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