Destination guide

The majestic setting of Kriens is ready to explore

The mountains, lake and countryside are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Kriens. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travellers with its football games and coffee shops. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Kriens

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Kriens a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Beckenried - Klewenalp (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Alpines Solebad Hotel Waldegg (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Engelberg-Titlis Ski Resort (16.1 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Melchsee-Frutt Ski Resort (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Stöckalp - Melchsee-Frutt (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Sempachersee Golf Club (9 mi / 14.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Kriens

Travellers enjoy Kriens for its mountain views and lakeside setting. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kriens is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mt. Rigi (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • The Swiss Path (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Glacier Garden (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Lake Side Promenade (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Mount Pilatus (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Hammetschwand Lift (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kriens

Fly into Zurich Airport (ZRH), the closest airport, located 31.7 mi (51.1 km) from the city centre.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Kriens?

Whether you're after a cosy retreat for you and your sweetheart or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top holiday rentals in and around Kriens. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Make use of handy amenities like towels and cookware, dishware and utensils at "Lu Rigi I - Allmend Hitrental Apartment". Located around 2 miles from Kriens, this quality property has 1 bedroom and good guest reviews.
  • "Holiday Apartment Schwarzenberg Lu For 8 Persons With 4 Bedrooms" is another top-notch choice, offering 4 bedrooms, a dishwasher, internet services and more. It's around 4 miles from Kriens.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Kriens holiday rental for you.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Kriens?

There's nothing better than squeezing in a quick trip to revive your spirits. Pack your overnight bag and settle into one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Kriens:

  • Located 6 miles to the east of the centre of Kriens, "Holiday Apartment Meggen For 2 Persons With 1 Bedroom" is a great fit for adventurous types and nature buffs. Get out and discover nearby attractions, such as Schrattenfluh and Sempachersee Golf Club. If you still have time, try some cycling or surfing and boogie boarding.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Holiday Apartment Weggis For 2 Persons With 1 Bedroom". Approximately 7 miles east of Kriens, fun activities around here include ice skating and hiking and biking. Prefer to go sightseeing? Make a detour to St. James Way and St. James Way.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Kriens?

Take in the vibe and culture of Kriens from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you plan to kick back on your own or have fun with a few friends, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment for rent in and around Kriens:

  • Explore the world around you from "Lu Rigi I - Allmend Hitrental Apartment". This holiday rental is a popular base for sightseeing and features amenities including an elevator and a kitchen.
  • "Holiday Apartment Meggen For 2 Persons With 1 Bedroom" is another awesome option. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of free toiletries, off-street parking options and more.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and go exploring, there's loads to keep you occupied around Kriens. Enjoy cultural attractions? Swing by Lucerne Arts Museum and Kunsthaus Interlaken.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Kriens?

Just because you only have a handful of days up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a dull hotel room. Take a holiday but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Kriens:

  • If you'd love to be near the action, "Penthouse Apartment In The Heart Of The Swiss Alps" will be just the thing. It's within easy reach of the centre of Kriens and a good base to explore attractions like Melchsee-Frutt Ski Resort and Lake Lungern.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Holiday Apartment Vitznau For 4 Persons With 2 Bedrooms", another excellent option. Ski Lift Reuti - Bidmi and Meiringen-Hasliberg Ski Lift should be on your to-do list when it's time to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Kriens?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half off for a couple of days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Kriens:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Lu Rigi I - Allmend Hitrental Apartment". Around 2 miles from Kriens, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including daily housekeeping services and a balcony.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break sipping wine and canoodling at "Holiday Apartment Schwarzenberg Lu For 8 Persons With 4 Bedrooms", around 4 miles from Kriens. A fireplace and a dining table will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Kriens?

Share your holiday and have more fun. Whether you're organising an active escape with your besties or a family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group holiday rentals in and around Kriens:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "A Special Guesthouse For Your Recreation". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 6 bedrooms, a garden and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 11 miles to the south of Kriens.
  • Invite as many as 16 of your closest friends to "Engelberg/titlis, Large Classic Villa" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 6 bedrooms and is around 15 miles to the southeast of central Kriens. It's crammed with features to keep large groups comfortable and content, such as a fireplace and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Kriens?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your holiday, particularly if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Kriens and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Pack your swimsuit and get away with your gang to "Holiday House Seelisberg For 2". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a dishwasher and a TV.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "Holiday House Sisikon For 4 - 10 Persons With 4 Bedrooms". This property is another favourite and offers a dishwasher, a nearby laundromat and more.

Unsure how to pack for your Kriens getaway? This impressive destination has an oceanic climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures ranging from 50null to 75null. Scroll through our range of Kriens holiday rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Kriens?

Whether your perfect escape is out in the country or down by the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with loved ones. Check out these large family holiday rentals in or near Kriens and bring the entire crew along:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Holiday Apartment Schwarzenberg Lu For 8 Persons With 4 Bedrooms", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This escape is around 4 miles to the southwest of Kriens and comes with amenities such as a garden and a porch.
  • "A Special Guesthouse For Your Recreation" also offers the space you need to connect with loved ones. This option is around 11 miles to the south of Kriens, and accommodates 12 guests in its 6 bedrooms. On-site watersports and towels will help keep everyone comfortable.

When you're ready to step outside your front door, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Chapel Bridge, Trummelbach Falls and Reichenbach Falls should be top of your list.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Kriens?

Enjoy a dip anytime you like when you book one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Pack your favourite swimsuit and check out these properties in or near Kriens that boast this head-turning perk:

  • Invite your friends over for a leisurely swim at "Apartment Utoring Acletta In Disentis". This home has space to spare, with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 8 guests. A swimming pool and mountain views are other things your team will love about this place.
  • Another top option is "7 Bedroom Luxury Pool Villa With Lake Lucerne View". With 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 people, you can invite your entire crew to stay, hang out and swim. A fireplace and a kitchen are other amenities you'll find here.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more outstanding Kriens holiday rental options for your next big getaway.

Are there one-bedroom holiday rentals in or near Kriens?

Often situated in sought-after positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is an ideal solution if you're travelling solo or with one other person. Check out our range in or near Kriens:

  • Great things come in little packages, and "Lu Rigi I - Allmend Hitrental Apartment" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom holiday property can be found not far from the central streets and features amenities like a kitchen and a water park.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Kriens, "Brookside Home. Spacious And Cosy" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and enjoy amenities like a fireplace and a firepit.