Ritterhaus Chasa de Capol

Ritterhaus Chasa de Capol

A 500-year-old Knight's Hall with a thousand-year-old wine cellar, this used to be the Probstei (Provost church) of the neighbouring monastery of St Johann, a UNESCO World Heritage site.more

Säntis Cable Car: Airy Cocktail Lounge

Säntis Cable Car: Airy Cocktail Lounge

The cocktail hour in the Säntis cable car is always a good bet: the revolving bar allows for excellent views in all directions as the gondola...more

Mountain Hotel First - View onto the Eiger North Face

Mountain Hotel...

Getting to the large Mountain Hotel First (2167 m.a.s.l.) is easy to...more

Hotel Männlichen - Panoramic Mountain between Wengen and Grindelwald

Hotel Männlichen...

In the midst of the natural throne also known as the Männlichen, 2,342...more

Ritterhaus Chasa de Capol

A 500-year-old Knight's Hall with a thousand-year-old wine cellar, this used to be the Probstei (Provost church) of the neighbouring monastery of St Johann, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This hotel is situated at the end of an historic mule track, which is the Ofen Pass road today. After it had stood empty for more than 100 years, the Schweizer family took it over in 1954 and today the second generation of Schweizers runs this hotel. Accompanying authentic food and drink is their home-made South Tyrolean wine. A theatre and the stylish Davidoff Lounge round off the offerings.

Säntis Cable Car: Airy Cocktail Lounge

The cocktail hour in the Säntis cable car is always a good bet: the revolving bar allows for excellent views in all directions as the gondola reaches the top at a reduced speed.

The cocktail hour in the Säntis cable car is always a good bet: the revolving bar allows for excellent views in all directions as the gondola reaches the top at a reduced speed.

Mountain Hotel First - View onto the Eiger North Face

Getting to the large Mountain Hotel First (2167 m.a.s.l.) is easy to reach: simply take a 20-minute aerial cable-car ride. It is an ideal place to use as base for numerous mountain hikes towards the Faulhorn, Klettersteig Schwarzhorn oder Grosse Scheidegg. Also many paragliders jump off here. Lodging is in comfortable dormitories.

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.

Hotel Männlichen - Panoramic Mountain between Wengen and Grindelwald

In the midst of the natural throne also known as the Männlichen, 2,342 m.a.s.l., lies the Mountain Hotel Männlichen, built in 1870. Over the years, the hotel has been carefully renovated and brought up-to-date but it has lost none of its charm and coziness, still beckoning to visitors with its bright red shutters and cozy rooms.

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.