Albergo Monte Verità stars

Ascona

Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

Well located hotel on the Monte Verità in the Bauhaus style. Founded by idealistic naturalists and vegetarians, it is still a place of encounter, philosophy and ideas today. Extensive renovations have been carried out in 2008. Restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, fine dining room and terrace with a gorgeous view.

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A new life modell

Enthusiastic members of the vegetarian colony discovered the Monte Verità above Ascona at the beginning of the 20th century and saw it as the location for their utopian vision of a different world. On it they founded a colony which set the goal of a simple life, "free marriage" and a nature-loving lifestyle to maintain. On Monte Verità new life models were rehearsed and the place became an Epitome of the early «alternative-lifestyle». So founded by idealistic naturalists and vegetarians, the Monte Verità is still a place of encounter and philosophy today. You can hike in the footsteps of this former colony on guided tours through the park.

For lovers of Historic Hotels

Enthusiastic members of the vegetarian colony discovered the Monte Verità above Ascona at the beginning of the 20th century and saw it as the location for their utopian vision of a different world. Baron von der Heidt developed the building as a cultural centre in 1926. Thanks to renovations, the architectural and ideological influences of this building's 100-year history shine in new splendour in a balance between rationality and imagination today.

Certified by ICOMOS

Historic Hotel of the year 2013

Inspiring Meeting Hotels

Built in the Bauhaus style, this hotel located high above Lake Maggiore was completely refurbished in 2008. It offers a modern auditorium for 120 persons and various event rooms that combine ambience with functionality. Japanese tea house with ceremonies for meditation breaks. A former swimming pool in the park has been put to new use as an open-air stage. A stimulating mix of design, history, architecture and ecology.

Programme of fringe activities:

  • Walks in Bellinzona
  • Discover the Verzasca Valley and Locarno
  • Excursion to the Brissago Islands
  • Tea Ceremonies

Rooms:

Auditorium

Concert

120

Seminar

96

Banquet

0

Area

140 m2

Auditorium

Concert

180

Seminar

60

Banquet

100

Area

140 m2

Sala Eranos

Concert

30

Seminar

30

Banquet

0

Area

47 m2

Sala Gioia

Concert

50

Seminar

40

Banquet

0

Area

72 m2

Sala Mandala

Concert

0

Seminar

10

Banquet

0

Area

15 m2

Sala Pioda

Concert

20

Seminar

20

Banquet

0

Area

34 m2

Sala Von der Heydt

Concert

0

Seminar

10

Banquet

0

Area

15 m2

Spazio Piscina (open air)

Concert

200

Seminar

0

Banquet

0

Area

175 m2

Hotel details

  • - Radio in all rooms
  • - Telephone in all rooms
  • - Room with bathroom
  • - Tennis courts
  • - Especially quiet rooms
  • - Non-smoking hotel
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Especially quiet location
  • - Garden/parking facilities
  • - Historical building
  • - Lift
  • - Public restaurant
  • - Open deck/garden restaurant
  • - Non-smoking tables
  • - Snack restaurant
  • - Restaurant with view
  • - Bar
  • - Separate parking spots belonging to establishment
  • - Pets allowed
  • - conferences/seminars
  • - Meeting room
  • - Hikers
  • - Member SHV

Arrival

Reach Locarno In order to reach the Monte Verità Centre in Ascona, whether you fly or travel by train from within Europe, you must first get to Locarno, the closest railway station to Ascona. Visit the National Railway's website (SBB), insert the starting station and the arrival station (TO: Locarno) to get all the informations about the possible connections. From Locarno to Monte Verità Once in Locarno, you can reach Monte Verità as follows: Public bus Bus Nr. 1 from Locarno railway station to Ascona (stop Ascona Posta) and then Bus Nr. 5 ("Buxi") from Ascona to Monte Verità. Duration: 15-20 minutes for Line Nr 1. + 8 minutes for Line Nr. 5. Cost: 2.20 CHF for one way ticket from Locarno to Ascona + 2.00 CHF for a one way ticket of the Buxi from Ascona to Monte Verità Schedules: Line Nr. 1 and Line Nr. 5.

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