Period IV

Basel, Les Trois Rois. Photo-Foto: TES.

Swiss Historic Hotels

The growth of tourism in the second half of the nineteenth century led to the construction of many Grand Hotels in Graubünden, Berner Oberland, Valais, Vaud, Bern, Neuchâtel, Geneva, Zurich and Schwyz.

Winter and summer sports, bathing venues and health resorts were the main focus of the tourists from the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, the Habsburg Empire, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States.  Les Trois Rois in Basel is one of the oldest Grand Hotels.

(Source: U. Bauer, J. Frischknecht, Unterwegs zu historischen Hotels der Schweiz, Winterthur, 2013).