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Why Switzerland’s new Chäserrugg resort is the perfect get-a-way

The easternmost of churfirsten’s ‘seven peaks’ and the Chäserrugg mountain with its unspoiled nature and picturesque topography, has long been a tourist destination of choice for residents of nearby Zurich, Saint Gallen and Lake Constance.

Perched on top Mount Chaserrugg is a ski resort called the Chäserrugg.  The building stands at an altitude of approximately 2,260 meters above sea level. It completely surrounds the 1970s-built cable car station, offering a more comprehensive facility for winter sports tourists.

Recently, acclaimed architectural studio Herzog & De Meuron completed a summit building which includes a restaurant serving fresh authentic Swiss cuisine.
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In addition to the restaurant and its adjoining terrace, the location contains a hall available for concerts and other cultural events. Designed to accommodate up to 500 guests, and an upper storey offers space for seminars, meetings and private functions.

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A sustainable landscape architecture strategy was employed modernize the region’s wooden architecture, while simultaneously respecting the site’s impressive surroundings.

Einweihung neues Restaurant auf dem Ch??serrugg: Hauptsaal
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The building stands as a signal of the region’s intent to develop clean, natural and culture-based tourism with further projects currently in development.

Chäserrugg resort

 9657 Alt St Johann, Switzerland

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