From Source to Border

This route begins in the heart of Switzerland at the source of the Rhine, and leads through landscapes steeped in history to the country’s borders: a trip in time from the Grimsel Pass via Lake Lucerne, Zürich and the Winterthur region to Lake Constance.

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Hotel Stern & Post, Amsteg

Built in 1788, this romantic inn was one of Switzerland’s first post offices – and the last overnight stop before the ascent to the Gotthard Pass. Famous guests included Goethe and Hans Christian Andersen. Exquisite antiques recall the golden age of travel by mail-coach, winning the hotel a special ICOMOS conservation award in 2009.

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Landvogthaus, Nidfurn

This manor house – more than 400 years old – makes for an intimate and exclusive hideaway, with just four guest rooms, individually furnished with scrupulous attention to detail. The period atmosphere gives you the feeling you are on a personal trip into the past; the fine views along the Glarus valley, meanwhile, are timeless.

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Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz, Guttannen

The historic Grimsel Hospiz is set amidst a rocky Alpine landscape high above a turquoise reservoir. After a complete renovation, a former miner's home was converted into an elegant hotel - the perfect refuge for aesthetes, nature lovers and connoisseurs.

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Romantikhotel Wilden Mann, Luzern

Developed from seven picturesque old houses, the Romantik Hotel is a little gem. The rooms have been individually appointed with great attention to detail. With its first-class cuisine, the “Wilden Mann” is the perfect place to indulge in the Good Life.

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Hotel Terrasse am See, Vitznau

When the "Terrasse" was opened in 1873 as the Hotel Rigibahn, it belonged to Europe's first mountain railway - which wished to offer its guests a unique hotel experience. Even today, guests just love its magnificent location directly on Lake Lucerne. This is best enjoyed from the Restaurant Rondel with its 180-degree panoramic views.

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Seehotel Sonne, Küsnacht

Located directly on Lake Zurich, the “Sonne” radiates a historic charm - as it has been doing since 1641. This Küsnacht landmark is noted for its comfort and delightful atmosphere, enhanced by the finest gourmet cuisine with market-fresh ingredients.

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Gasthof Gyrenbad, Turbenthal

This beautiful over five-century-old inn with its seven cosy rooms is one of the most original inns you're ever likely to find. Carefully renovated in 1990, it now forms a perfect combination of modern comfort and refined cuisine in a historical setting.

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Schloss Wartegg, Rorschacherberg

Built in 1557 as a Renaissance palace, this has been a place of historical change. This recently renovated bio-castle hotel with its 25 elegant rooms and enchanted protected nature park near Lake Constance has a very distinctive atmosphere.

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