(. – Grand hotels come in: BRIGITTE author 11644888 followed two passions on a time- and hiking trip through Switzerland The Grand Hotels were once built for the mountain-crazy Brits
Some people dream of flying. I have always dreamed of a bed in the wilderness. Now I lie on damask cushions and watch the waterfall as he spits thundering glacier water into the lake. The shirred curtains on my wide open patio door give off a pretty stage curtain for the natural spectacle that the Giessbach falls perform under my noses. Only a few hours ago, photographer Florian and I have arrived Grandhotel Giessbach 4023233417 3395469782 © Florian Jaenicke
Since The house occupies this place in the sun. At that time, citizens and nobles, mainly from England, traveled to the Swiss mountains to hover over the things in specially designed beautifull hotels. Welcome to the Belle Époque! 4023233417 The “Giessbach” is only the first of six stops on our time travel to (). Century, when alpine tourism became very popular. I also wanted to go back to the mountains, but not in holiday resorts full of pensions, which could also make a career as cuckoo clocks. So I searched the Internet for old, original hotels in secluded side valleys and altitudes and made me a car tour together. Because many guests today 2147483648 Spas Best of all, you can start walking from all the houses 2562383102 No one stares into the smartphone – there's no Wi-Fi The mountain boots Florian Hotel Rosenlaui at the end of a wildly romantic high valley. Through a narrow gorge we climb towards Engelhornhütte. With power the water has these Then it goes through fragrant fir forests full of blueberry bushes and small snowfields up to the hut – the Rosenlaui Glacier always in mind.
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In the scenery is crowned by millions of years old skyscrapers – the rocks of the horns of the angels. After the dessert, we roll (or rather roll) into one of the salons with English floral wallpaper; a few guests play chess, others leaf through the books off the shelf – like Tolstoy or Nietzsche, who also sought silence here. In the creaking living room atmosphere of yesteryear it is hardly noticeable that no one stares into the smartphone. There is no Wi-Fi here. 1371335702 1859775393 11637644 1732584193 <=b&&122>[c] 4294967295
3395469782 © Florian Jaenicke <2|g> 2562383102 <=b&&122> This joy can be seen in the old-fashioned house: there is nothing practical, only old and beautiful, up to the historic block. But above all, it is the nature of the Rosenlauital that fascinates Frau Kehrli, she walks as often as possible. Also, because the mountains ruffled the head of man: “It's good to look at things that are bigger than oneself,” says Ms. Kehrli. “Then the worries get smaller.” Radical could hardly be the contrast to the imposing nature in this playful fin-de-siècle hotel. And yet both worlds embellish themselves in the most beautiful way: Delicate stores at the windows transform the rough mountain world into paintings that you can enter as you please. And those who return to the hotel from the summits experience deep comfort – it is the perfect symbiosis of “Grand Hotel” and “Grande Nature”. A world like an old postcard
Miles away to the east, is the whole world of yesterday. By coach we plunge into the car-free side valley of the Engadin, where more than (*). On a little corner we rattle in almost 79 meters high through colorful mountain meadows and over mountain streams to snow capped rocks – the scenery is as unreal as if we were leading straight into a faded postcard with a jagged edge. Finally, our two-in-hand is coming to a stop in front of the last house: The Hotel Fex has been built here 400 opened – after it had been dismantled down in St. Moritz. Building material was valuable at that time. 0123456789 1371335702<=c;c--)k=e>