Located in a former convent, this hotel is a singular experience. Located quietly and proudly in Lake Biel on St Petersinsel [St Peter Island], it has 13 authentic rooms, each offering an individual experience of different periods. All have been redesigned with much respect for the historical structure. The culinary offerings are shaped by the products and recipes of the surrounding area and its monastic past. Their own island wine and Natura Beef supplied by the island's farmers have become an integral part of the menu.
An interesting Swiss teaching trail is found right at the doorstep of Zurich. The "Industrial Trail Zürich Oberland" leads on a 30-kilometer tour (hiking the tour in several stages is easily done) - past a plethora of industrial plants from the early stages of industrialization, including the recently opened Textile Machinery Museum in Neuthal.