In the agriculturally shaped Romoos municipality in Lucerne’s Entlebuch, the last of Switzerland’s charcoal workers carry out the ancient craft on professional basis as an additional job. Between June and September, you can peer over the shoulders of charburners on the charburner trail and they’ll be delighted to show you how charcoal is made.
Special Commendation, 2001: "For the contemporary architectural interpretation of an historic building and for the re-establishment of its role as a public place within the town's social structure".
The Roman Mosaics of Orbe consist of eight magnificent mosaic floors that decorated a Gallic-Roman estate dating back to the year 170. The mosaics give the visitor an inkling of the enormous wealth of the lord of the manor and gentleman farmer, whose villa had more than 100 rooms.
A hotel with a 330-year history of hospitality in the heart of Graubünden's capital: tradition is the keynote at Romantik Hotel Stern. 65 comfortable rooms, genuine Swiss stone pine panelling and stylish interior decor. The restaurant offers enticing and unusual Graubünden fare (honoured with many awards including 14 Gault Millau points) and exclusive wines from this canton. Service with style: To add a touch of nostalgia, guests are collected from Chur station in a vintage Buick. Located in the centre of Chur. Free car park.