Scattered hamlets, in the midst of them 100-meter high rocks, a small lake, and above this the most imposing castle in Graubünden - this is Tarasp. Here the human endeavor to rule and the mighty nature of the Upper Engadine converge.
Steeped in tradition, the International au Lac has been in family hands since 1906 and is the only lakeshore hotel in the historic centre of Lugano to have its own parking garage, garden and swimming pool. It had the honorary title "Historic Hotel" bestowed on it by the ICOMOS jury of UNESCO in 2007 and is now a listed building. Although it has consistently modernized in line with the changing needs of its guests, it has forfeited none of its old world charm.
Amsteg is a great place to stay to get another, quieter perspective on the Gotthard region. This unique hotel dating from 1788 has just been sensitively and stylishly restored to its former splendour, making it and its venerable speciality restaurant well worth a visit. Elegant rooms, a restaurant with fine cuisine and dedicated conference facilities make this an ideal base for guests seeking peace and relaxation while soaking up the atmosphere of days gone by.