Sommerfrische Built as the retreat for a prince, converted into a hotel for the perfect vacation, grown into a world class resort. The history of Schloss Velden is the fascinating tale of one of the legendary and unique hotels of Europe.
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At the WEF World Economic Forum, former soccer president Joseph "Sepp" Blatter meets UN Secretary General Kofi Anan at the Grand Hotel Belvedere Davos Switzerland.
Photograph by Marcel Giger, 2015 > More
In 1890, Queen Vitoria's court photographer A.L.Henderson recorded this wonderful scene at the Grand Hotel Belvedere in Davos, Switzerland. A true treasure of photography and hospitality. More...
During the research for his new book People's Grand Hotel Xi'an (China) Andreas Augustin explores a secret underground tunnel, which served as a path between the People's Grand Hotel and the next "Building No 2". The hotel was built in 1953, and this tunnel is today closed. More
Our book GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, ST PETERSBURG, is an account of life and times at the former Russian capital and the story of Russia's most famous and oldest hotel. It was the playground of Russian aristocrats, artists and famous travelers. Until today it is the meeting point of a yearly gathering of the Romanov family.
Maybe it was the exquisite cheesecake I had for tea this afternoon. At 4.30, to be precise (as you know, formal Afternoon Tea follows strict rules. Five o’clock tea, for example, starts punctually at four). However, I find this discussion very distressing and it is a great shame that it has spoilt what has otherwise been an extremely good day. A friend of mine has ...
With Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, detective extraordinaire Hercule Poirot returned to the screen. Andreas Augustin discovers large gaps between solid pillars of hard facts, hanging in thin air like suspension bridges between two solid rocks, which fluctuate violently in the wind of the researcher’s curiosity.
Book enthusiasts know summer is high season for books. If you are „Couchsurfing in Iran“ (by Stephan Orth), enjoy „The Art of the Wasted Day“ (by Patricia Hampl) or the New York Times recommendation „The Milk Lady of Bangalore“ by Shoba Narayan, you might also like to put the following titles on your reading list. And there is Hotel Baron in Aleppo. ...
Eine glückliche Fügung bringt den Autor dieser Geschichte in das Wiener Akademietheater, wo er dem Theatermacher Claus Peymann gegenübersitzt. Der gibt an diesem Abend seine Leseshow "Claus Peymann liest Thomas Bernhard — Meine Preise“. Dabei kommt es zu einem interessanten Regieeinfall.