Mother's Day Special

In case you did not know, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12th. There are young moms, experienced moms, empty nesters and moms to be. Regardless of age, status or title, moms don't have off buttons or paid vacations. We think moms deserve to be pampered at least one day out of the year, which is why we've compiled a list of ideas that will help you make yours (or the mother of your children) feel special this month.

A Rose Never Smelled so Sweet

How about pampering mom with a luxury treatment at the Waldhotel Spa up near the Bürgenstock Hotel & Resort complex? The Mother's Day Rose package includes the boat and funicular return trip, as well as several rose scented spa treatments and entry into the spa for your special guest. If she can't make it on the day, no matter, the offer goes through the entire month of May. Prices start at CHF 180 per person. Click here to discover more.

Lakeside Food Tasting

If Mom happens to be a foodie, she's going to love attending the 7th annual Glutsch food festival right on the lake. This event takes place every year over the Mother's Day weekend, and we think we know why. Mom can have three full days to enjoy good food, drinks and a fun atmosphere, without ever having to step in the kitchen. If the weather is nice, that's an added bonus along the beautiful Zugersee. With over 100 different choices, you might want to visit each day.

Classical Music and Fine Dining

Give your mother an unforgettable afternoon, compliments of Theater Casino Zug and the Fauré Quartet, supplemented by Nabil Shehata on the double bass. The music of Rachmaninov, Schubert and Brahms will delight your music-loving mom. As an added treat, you can plan ahead to have lunch before the concert (which takes place at 3:00 pm) or an early dinner once the concert is over. Seating starts at CHF 60 for the concert and the four course menu is CHF 65 per person, not including drinks.

Breakfasts, Brunches and Lunches

The Sky’s the Limit

Set your sights high on Sunday and take Mom to the SkyLounge Bar and Restaurant. Shell feel like royalty and enjoy a rich buffet while having wonderful views overlooking the lake and mountains. The brunch is from 10 am -2 pm and is CHF 69 per adult (includes 1 glass Prosecco), CHF 36 for children 12 and under. Email them at to reserve a table.

Brunch and a gift? That's the way they roll at Parkhotel Zug. Plan a trip with the entire family, as children are also welcome and will certainly enjoy the delicious array of breakfast foods and sumptuous dessert buffet. Best of all, Mom doesn't do a thing, except show up and get the royal treatment, starting from 10:30 am. Maybe Grandma should join in too, that way all the ladies in the family are kept happy. Be sure to book soon, this event will fill up.

What about giving your mom the choice of breakfast or lunch? Tisch+Bar offers both. The Mother's Day Breakfast (from 9-11 am) menu is perfect for two and includes a glass of Spumante. If Mom plans to sleep in that day, take her out for lunch and spoil her with a three course meal that includes several tempting desserts (CHF 75 per person). Her only tough decision that day should be when she wants to spend time with you...

Sparking Creativity

Maybe Mama likes a little bling, and wants to get in touch with her creative side, make a date to attend the bracelet making activity at Something Different from 2-4 on May 11th. Children aged 11+ can attend with an adult and make a bracelet together for CHF 60. The workshop includes Swarovski crystals and Japanese miyuki seed beads, as well as instructions on how to thread and tie everything together for your own design. If you can't make the date, they can organiye a bespoke workshop for a minimum of 6 people.

Or if she happens to be a whiz in the kitchen and wants to enhance her baking skills, why not take her to a baking class or surprise her with your own sweet gift? Specifically with appropriately named The Baking Mom, who will offer adults a special class from 7 to 10 pm on Friday, May 10th. This English speaking class will demonstrate how to make a heart shaped for the special day. The cost of the class is CHF 160 and includes the recipe, drinks, snacks and your finished product. Book soon as spaces are limited.

Weekend Getaway

Sometimes moms just a bit more. Why not book a weekend away at the Swiss Holiday Park? Just past Brunnen and only a 35 minute car ride, this place has so many opportunities for families to break away from the normal routine. Mom can book a spa treatment (they have extensive Wellness facilities) while Dad and the kids go to the waterpark or zoom around on go karts just for starters. There will be a special Mother's Day brunch on Sunday from 10 -1. They offer accomodation, dining and activity packages for all family and budget sizes.

For more fun ideas over the weekend and throughout the month of May, do check out all the events we have listed. Maybe we will see you out and about! And remember, call your mom and tell her how much she means to you, if you can't be with her on the day.

Photos sourced from Parkhotel Zug, Tisch&Bar, Something Different and