The Grimsel Pass links the Hasli Valley in the Bernese Oberland with Goms in Valais. The pass road runs through a wild, sparsely grown mountainous region marked by granite rocks, reservoir lakes, and power plants.
The new Bürgenstock Resort opens here in 2017. Two luxury hotels, Waldhotel - Healthy Living, a medical wellness centre, Residence Suites, business facilities and the peerless 10,000 m2 Bürgenstock Alpine Spa, all set against a breathtaking mountain landscape.
Seen from outside, the building is elliptical in shape, with a slanting roof and black and white stripes. The interior has a dizzying checkerboard design in the same colors. This is the church that was designed by the well-known architect, Mario Botta - the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista at Fusio.