Grandhotel Giessbach

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Discover the Grandhotel Giessbach, which has been among Switzerland’s most beloved historic hotels since the early 19th century.

Grandhotel Giessbach was constructed during the historic reign of the United Kingdom’s famed Queen Victoria, who sat on the British throne from 1837 to 1901.

Grandhotel Giessbach features a history doused in splendor and significance. From its humble beginnings in the early 19th century, to its growth to one of Switzerland’s most revered hotels, guests can enjoy timeless luxury amid the tranquil background of Lake Brienz. Grandhotel Giessbach first opened its doors in 1832, after it original owners successfully converted it from a quaint wilderness shelter. The hotel continued to grow over the next several decades, as its subsequent owners—Konrad Gerhard von Rappard and the Knechthofer family—added an ever rising number of rooms. But the hotel did not assume its current appearance until 1870, when the Hauser family transformed it into a leading five-star hotel. After three decades since its major renovations, the elegant hotel continues to boast timeless accommodations for its numerous visitors season after season.

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