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...
Rich in tradition, this hotel was built in 1903 in the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau styles. Currently managed by the 4th generation of the same family. Daniel Schmid, the director, is the grandson of the hotel's founder and has had a cultural influence on the hotel, where the likes of Albert Einstein, the Empress Zita and Marie Curie chose to spend their "summer retreat". The history of the Schweizerhof can be read in the book "Literary Grand Hotels of Switzerland".
为传统瑞士酒店爱好者Even 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.
By car: take the highway A3/A13 to Chur or travel via the San Bernardino route and exit at Flims. You can also reach Flims by taking an impressive scenic drive over the Lukmanier or Oberalp pass routes. By train: International connections will take you to Chur. Change here to catch the post-bus to Flims Waldhaus/ Caumasee. Same procedure if you decide to take the Rhaetian Railways to Ilanz.