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.
The smallest hotel in the village, it has been a member of Swiss Design Hotels since 2008. Its style is pleasantly simple without being the least bit cold. In 2005 it underwent complete renovations, emerging with plenty of light wood and the most modern equipment. An alpine design is evident in the modern wooden furniture of the 13 rooms and 5 junior suites. Sauna, steam bath and fitness room. The exclusive restaurants "Stüva" and "EssZimmer" offer Italian cuisine.