Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel in Lucerne is the first Jailhotel in Switzerland. The jail was built in 1862 and it was used as a prison right up until autumn 1998. Happily it now welcomes tourists and residents of Lucerne alike to experience its unique atmosphere. The Hotel is located in the historical Old Town of Lucerne and all the major sights are an easy stroll from its front door. The ensuite guestrooms are the renovated cells which are simply and functionally furnished giving an authentic jail experience. Connected to the hotel is a clubroom with modern conference facilities and a trendy bar. The hotel guests have free entrance to weekend parties and music events which are organized by the hotel`s management. This is an excellent budget option aimed at adventurous guests looking to stay somewhere out of the ordinary.