Kurhaus - Bergün, GR, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 37.740 E 009° 44.897
32T E 557281 N 5164209
Quick Description: An Art Nouveau hotel from 1906 in a small village in the Swiss alps.
Location: Graubünden, Switzerland
Date Posted: 3/29/2011 4:59:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMB33H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 4

Long Description:
This hotel was built in 1905/1906 by architect Jost Franz Huwyler-Boller in the Art Nouveau style. This was shortly after the opening of the Albula railway line in 1903 and the owners hoped to make the village to something similar as famous St. Moritz. But these plans were not successful and the hotel suffered from major economic problems for many decades. In 1952 it was turned into a family hostel and the rooms were joined into little holiday apartments, but there were no major renovations for the next 50 years. In 2002 the old building was closed, taken over by a cooperation of former guests and other enthusiasts and carefully renovated. Because hardly anything had been done on this building for almost a century the original substance was almost completely intact and it was not that difficult to turn the hotel back into the state it had at the beginning. The renovation was very careful according to the newest standards of preservation and has still been going on after the reopening. In 2006 reconstructions of the original Art Nouveau furniture were imported from Vietnam, in 2007 it received an award of the Icomos (International Council of Monuments and Sites) and it became member of Swiss Historic Hotels in 2009.

The hotel combines normal hotel rooms, family holiday apartments as well as a dormitory hostel part under one roof.

From "Historic Hotels of Europe":
"Spacious architecture, very family friendly. Creative restaurant "La Peida" (Romansh for "The Muse"). Impressive Art Nouveau building dating from 1906. Breathtaking ballroom, well-preserved lounges and an original canteen kitchen from yesteryear for team events and banquets with a difference."
Name of the Hotel: Kurhaus Bergün

Kurhaus 7482 Bergün

Height in floors: 5

Hotel since: 1/1/1906

Date Building was built: 1/1/1906

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Number of Rooms: Not Listed

Hotel Rating: Not listed

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): Not Listed

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