Event Viamala

Lecture: A Perfect House – The guest books of the Hôtel Bodenhaus

The literary mediator Martina Kuoni (Basel) presents the historical guest books of the Hôtel Bodenhaus in Splügen. Registration required by 4:00 p.m. the day before.


03.09.2023 from 17:00 to 18:15 o'clock
Adults. CHF 20.00, children under 16 years free of charge
Hotel Bodenhaus

The Hôtel Bodenhaus is an imposing building on Commercialstrasse. Built in 1722 as a trading and storage house, it was converted into a hotel in 1822.

The ten surviving guest books are a cultural-historical treasure. They document an important epoch of emerging tourism in the Alps. Shortly after the construction of the commercial road, travellers from Europe and overseas signed the "tourist books". We learn the names, statuses, places of origin and destination of the guests – and often read personal impressions of the adventurous journey. Among the thousands of guests are crowned heads and nobles as well as philosophers, musicians, scientists and poets. Probably the oldest guest books in the canton offer "a thrilling journey through European cultural history" (Kurt Wanner)

Registration required by 4:00 p.m. the day before.

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This event is part of the 200th anniversary of Commercialstrasse: Website


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