Even though one normally spends night in bed, it would be a shame not to at least throw a glance outside if one happens to spend the night at the Mountain Hotel First. The view is not only spectacular during the day, but is even fascinating at night.
The west side of the Männlichen plateau drops off in a precipice, while the east flank dips towards the glacier village Grindelwald -- in the midst of this natural throne lies the Mountain Hotel Männlichen, built in 1870 when Alpine tourism was just starting off.
It is hard for a hotel to have better location: right between Rhone valley and Aletsch Glacier, in the middle of flower-filled meadows, on the fringe of the Aletsch Forest and far-off of all the hectic hubbub.
For many centuries the 1880-meter-high Glas Pass between Heinzenberg and Piz Beverin was the most important connection between Thusis in the Domleschg Valley and the remote Safien Valley.