Zürich Oberland: Industrial theme trail

Zürich Oberland: Industrial theme trail

An interesting Swiss teaching trail is found right at the doorstep of Zurich.more

Albergo della Posta

Albergo della Posta

At the end of 1880, the old post office in this village on the Italian border was expanded and became a simple boarding house. The naturally restored furniture dates back to this time when the inn still had six rooms.more

Hotel Bella Lui

Hotel Bella Lui

Overlooking a mountain lake, right on the edge of a forest and with an...more

From the Romans to Botta

From the Romans...

The Bishop’s Castle (“Bischofsschloss”) with its glass dome designed by...more

Zürich Oberland: Industrial theme trail

An interesting Swiss teaching trail is found right at the doorstep of Zurich.

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.

Albergo della Posta

At the end of 1880, the old post office in this village on the Italian border was expanded and became a simple boarding house. The naturally restored furniture dates back to this time when the inn still had six 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.

Hotel Bella Lui

Overlooking a mountain lake, right on the edge of a forest and with an unobstructed view of the Alps. This traditional 30's hotel has been restored time and again, always with attention to detail.

Overlooking a mountain lake, right on the edge of a forest and with an unobstructed view of the Alps. This traditional 30's hotel has been restored time and again, always with attention to detail. Most rooms are south-facing and have a balcony. Large lounge, Valais cuisine and special menus. Great location for winter sports and summer activities.

From the Romans to Botta

The Bishop’s Castle (“Bischofsschloss”) with its glass dome designed by Mario Botta towers in solitary splendour over the valley floor. The castle, which was first mentioned in a document dating from 1254, was the summer residence for bishops, and a gaol and torture chamber for scoundrels and criminals.

The Romans called it Leuca Fortis – “strong Leuk” – and until the 19th century this was one of the ecclesiastical and cultural centres of the Valais. Defiant towers, castles and fine patrician houses bear witness to the former strength, self-confidence and determination of the community. The emblematic Bishop’s Castle (built 1254), town hall, late-gothic St. Stephen’s Church (with its romanesque tower and roman fi replace) and baroque Ringacker Chapel can be seen for miles around.