Brainstorming with Albert Einstein & Marie Curie
In the summer of 1913, Albert Einstein together with his wife and son honored the Hotel Schweizerhof with a visit – at the same time as Irène Curie, the daughter of Marie Curie, and an acknowledged chemist herself. According to the guest book, they were “very pleased” with their stay. Whether this was due to the laid-back balmy evenings with relaxed dinners on the veranda of the hotel, or because of the inspiring talks and theories among fellow professionals, we will never know. At the time, the staff would only wonder about the strangely bescribbled napkins left on the table after dinner. Who knows, maybe Einstein developed the basis for his theory of relativity back then at the Schweizerhof...
A casa tradicional foi construída em 1903, nos estilos da Belle Epoque e da Art Noveau. Atualmente gerenciado na 4ª geração. O realizador Daniel Schmid era neto dos fundadores do hotel e influenciou a casa culturalmente também. E, Albert Einstein, a imperatriz Zita e Marie Curie usaram a casa para suas férias de verão. a história pode ser lida nas histórias do Schweizerhof no livro “Grandhotels literários na Suíça".
Typically Swiss HotelEven the fourth generation of hosts have remained faithful to their values in this family-run, first-class Swiss hotel: "To give service to our guests" was the motto of great-grandfather Daniel Schmidt who built the Schweizerhof.
Even his successors believe that offering a service to the guest in the best sense is something highly commendable, provided that one engages with people and their individuality with interest, attentiveness, humour, curiousness and affection.