The Hotel Kurhaus Bergün was planned when the Albula railway line (from Thusis to St. Moritz) was opened in 1903. Designed by the well-known architect Jost Franz Huwyler-Boller from Zurich and completed in 1906, the Grand Hotel Kurhaus was an attempt to establish Bergün as a climatic health resort and a destination for tourism. However, in spite of the luxurious ambience and the most modern facilities of the time, the hotel was never an economic success and had to struggle for its existence from the very beginning.
In 1949, the Kurhaus was closed down after a fire destroyed large parts of the top floor and the roof, and it was unclear whether the hotel would reopen again at all. Starting in 1952, the Swiss Association for Family Hostels successfully established the Kurhaus Bergün as an inexpensive holiday location for families, combining the former hotel rooms to modest apartments and renting them for a weekly fare.
In 2002, the run-down hotel was bound to close. A group of regular guests, not willing to witness the downfall of their year-long holiday destination, founded the corporation Kurhaus Bergün AG and started to restore the building step by step, conserving the historic monument and skillfully polishing off the dust from this gem of the Art Nouveau era, making it shine for the coming decades. Now, the Kurhaus is more than a hotel. It is a house full of possibilities and there is something for everyone! The hotel guest feels just as comfortable in one of our Art Nouveau-room as the family does in their holiday apartment. During the school holidays children bring a lot of life into the old walls. The off-season, on the other hand, brings the grandeur of the founder era back to life. All of this is crowned by the impressive ball room in light blue, for glittering parties and magnificent weddings - all with historical flair and lots of charm.
Open: from May to October and December to March
70 simple but stylishly renovated Art Nouveau rooms, some with their own modern bathroom, some with original Art Nouveau lavabo and shared bathroom. Many rooms with balcony and south view, mountain view guaranteed for all. Unique combination of hotel rooms and holiday apartments: We can combine several hotel rooms and kitchens and use them as holiday apartments.
We celebrate a young and honest alpine kitchen with a view beyond the horizon. Our dishes are freshly prepared every day, using seasonal ingredients - whenever possible with direct reference to Bergün and the region. We refine our dishes with herbs from our own raised beds and pay attention to organic production when buying food. Restaurant capacity: 70 seats in different rooms.
2012: Hotel of the year, awarded by ICOMOS Switzerland
2017: Countryside Hotel of the year, Historic Hotels of Europe
IBEX fairstay - certified with the Silver-Label
A small spa area with sauna, steam bath and whirlpool is under construction. The opening is planned for December 2020. The Kurhaus Park with the “Kneipp”-Pond already invites you to linger, relax and slow down.
The magnificent ballroom now shines again in its original glory - an ideal setting for parties, celebrations and dancing. Together with the inviting foyer and the Kurhaus Park there is a wide range of possibilities for unforgettable weddings. Or you dine in the historical and carefully renovated old kitchen in the Sous-Sol and feel the history of the house. Wedding capacity: up to 120 people
Conferences, workshops, meetings, group retreats, seminars, team events, kick- off meetings, painting classes, music courses... All kinds of events are possible within the premises of the Kurhaus. Be inspired by the glamour of the Art Nouveau ambience and the fresh mountain air! Meeting capacity: up tp 130 people
Small, fine cultural pearls, but also well-known artists find their way to us in the Kurhaus Bergün. Especially during the high season, we are happy to put together a wonderfully colourful, cultural bouquet for our guests. Twice a week we also show a film in our historic cinema.
|Local Attractions||More than 200 km of hiking trails
Railway history trail along the UNESCO World Heritage Albula line
Lai da Palpuogna, the “most beautiful lake in Switzerland”
Outdoor swimming pool in Bergün (free of charge)
Skiing at Darlux (25 km)
Tobogganing on the famous 6 km run from Preda to Bergün
Snow shoe trails
3 km ice skating run in Surava (Skateline Surava)
Thermal bath Alvaneu
|Golf Places||Golf Club Alvaneu Bad|
|Parks/Gardens||our own Kurhaus Park
|Museums||Railway Museum Albula, Bergün
Local museum, Bergün