The villa of the Hermitage Foundation solely houses changing art exhibitions. What is permanent is the magnificent view of Lake Geneva and Notre-Dame Cathedral, a view that inspired the leading landscape painter Camille Corot.
In the beginning was water. No water, no Aquae Helveticae, no Baden. In the 2000-year history of Baden, water has been omnipresent and has always heralded the start of a new era.
The Walser, one of the original peoples inhabiting the Valais, emigrated to the East and to the South along very specific routes. One such trail leads right to the village of Gspon. It followed the valley till Saas-Grund. Here it went across the Monte Moro-Pass and wound up in Italy.