Special Commendation 1999: The Restaurant Obstgarten in Oberlangenhard was established in a well-maintained timber-frame construction deriving from the 18th century. In 1974, the building was stripped to reveal its original timber framing. The fine guest lounge still dates principally from the 19th century.
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.
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.
17 km from Lugano, this hotel is located in the hills of the wild and romantic Malcantone. The Albergo is composed of two typical Ticino houses with a courtyard and beautiful gardens. Some rooms are newly renovated. Small conference room, swimming pool and tennis courts. The restaurant with its Italian cuisine is especially known for homemade pasta, saddle of lamb and game.