Switzerland is full of
historic hotels, guest houses and restaurants. Many of these valuable
Swiss cultural and historical treasures have until recently lain hidden
away. History meant dusty, old, out of fashion.
For a few years now, an increasing number of guests and hotel
keepers have rediscovered the charisma, attraction and charm of these
objects. Buildings and rooms have been dusted down and in keeping with
the modern principles of friendly service and quality, these „guest
houses“ are irresistible. Motto: Patina, not dust. And so it was that at the beginning of 2004, authentic
historic hotels and restaurants came together under the name «Swiss
These «Landmarks» are the embodiment of each region’s
exciting history; revealing wonderful natural and cultural experiences;
the cuisine and wine cellars offering mouthwatering delicacies. All five
senses are catered for.
Format: 300 x 230, Pages: 232
Hardcover with bookjacket
CHF 82.00 / € 68.00
Take care: this book will awaken your travel lust. As soon as you start reading, you’ll want to hit the road.
The five beautifully illustrated journeys through time take
you to regions in Switzerland suffused with history, along historic
cultural routes and through unique spectacles of nature. You will be
tempted to visit the convent on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the
highest train station in Europe, the world-famous mountain pyramids of
the Valais Alps or the palm-lined lake-sides of the south. Each of the
magnificent time travel journeys is a stylish return to the past. Choice
insider tips, practical information and the evocative texts will make
you want to pack your bags.
On the road spend the night in one of the excellent Swiss
Historic Hotels: legendary grand hotels from the early days of alpine
tourism, but also abbeys, Art-Nouveau manor houses and visionary Bauhaus
buildings will give you shelter in their charming historic settings.
Many of them are personally managed family businesses and reflect Swiss
hotel tradition and hospitality.
Enjoy these unforgettable journeys through time! Treat yourself
to a rare authentic adventure: stop the clock and take your time to travel through Switzerland’s impressive history.
Sincerely Jürg Schmid, CEO Swiss Tourism
Since 2008 the Hotel Terrasse am See is member of Swiss Historic Hotels.