200 YEAR OLD SWISS HOUSE, 'BIEDERMEIER 1820', SWISS ALPS, INTERLAKEN & GSTAAD

Marcel R. Chiappori

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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200 YEAR OLD SWISS HOUSE, 'BIEDERMEIER 1820', SWISS ALPS, INTERLAKEN & GSTAAD

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An ideal historic Swiss house for large families and groups, with 1000m2 garden

This historic house was built in 1820 and offers a unique Swiss 'Biedermeier' experience in the Swiss Alps.

8 bedrooms and a large living room with antique furniture give plenty of space for up to three families.

As a matter of fact, this house was built for the local veterinary, who became wealthy because of the sale of the world famous Simmental cows.

The layout of the house and the exceptionally high ceilings (compared to regular historic houses in the Simmental valley) are a testimony of the first owner's taste and who commissioned the construction to host his large family: they were all very tall.

There's a central heating system and antique wood ovens (with precious tiles) that keep you warm and cosy in winter time.

A 1000 sqm. backyard, with apple and pear trees and vineyards and the adjacent church give plenty of space to roam freely through the garden with a marvelous view on the surrounding Swiss Alps.

The world famous mountain 'Jungfrau' in Interlaken, mundane Gstaad and plenty of ski resorts can all be reached within half an hour.

Small authentic shops with Swiss Cheese, bread and all you need to prepare a Swiss Fondue or Raclette are just across the street.

Immerse in the 19th century 'Biedermeier' life style of the well to do Swiss!

Heinrich Heine-s complete works are available in a 19th century edition...just in case...

Biedermeier

Der Sonntagsspaziergang (1841) von Carl Spitzweg, einem typischen Vertreter der Biedermeier-Epoche

Als Biedermeier wird die Zeitspanne von 1815 (Wiener Kongress) bis 1848 (Beginn der bürgerlichen Revolution) in den Ländern des Deutschen Bundes bezeichnet. Mit dem Ausdruck Biedermeier ist in der politischen Geschichte der Begriff der Restauration verknüpft, der sich auf die staatspolitische Entwicklung nach dem Ende der napoleonischen Zeit und des Wiener Kongresses bezieht. Bedeutsam ist der Begriff als Epochenbezeichnung der Kulturgeschichte. Als Vormärz wird die zum selben Zeitabschnitt gehörende entgegengesetzte Bewegung bezeichnet, die eine politisch revolutionäre Veränderung suchte und unter anderem bei Literaten wie Georg Büchner und Heinrich Heine ihren Niederschlag fand.

Der Ausdruck Biedermeier bezieht sich zum einen auf die in dieser Zeit entstehende eigene Kultur und Kunst des Bürgertums (z. B. in der Hausmusik, der Innenarchitektur und auch in der Kleidermode), zum anderen auf die Literatur der Zeit, die oft mit dem Etikett „hausbacken“ oder „konservativ“ versehen werden. Als typisch gilt die Flucht ins Idyll und ins Private. Schon der Dichter Jean Paul hatte vom „Vollglück in der Beschränkung“ gesprochen, Goethes literarischer Mitarbeiter Johann Peter Eckermann „eine reine Wirklichkeit im Lichte milder Verklärung“ zu erkennen geglaubt.

Der Begriff Biedermeier geht zurück auf die fiktive Figur des treuherzigen, aber spießbürgerlichen Gottlieb Biedermaier, die der Jurist und Schriftsteller Ludwig Eichrodt und der Arzt Adolf Kußmaul erfanden und unter dessen Namen in den Jahren ab 1855 in den Münchner Fliegenden Blättern diverse Gedichte veröffentlicht wurden, die teilweise Parodien auf die Poesie des realen Dorfschullehrers Samuel Friedrich Sauter waren.

Entstanden war der Name aus zwei Gedichten mit den Titeln Biedermanns Abendgemütlichkeit und Bummelmaiers Klage, die Joseph Victor von Scheffel in diesem Blatt 1848 veröffentlicht hatte. Bis 1869 wurde Biedermaier geschrieben, erst danach kam die Schreibweise mit ei auf. Der fiktive Herr Biedermeier war ein dichtender schwäbischer Dorflehrer mit einfachem Gemüt, dem laut Eichrodt seine kleine Stube, sein enger Garten, sein unansehnlicher Flecken und das dürftige Los eines verachteten Dorfschulmeisters zu irdischer Glückseligkeit verhelfen. In den Veröffentlichungen werden die Biederkeit, der Kleingeist und die unpolitische Haltung großer Teile des Bürgertums karikiert und verspottet.

Allerdings hat der revolutionäre Dichter Ludwig Pfau bereits 1847 ein Gedicht mit dem Titel Herr Biedermeier verfasst, das Spießigkeit und Doppelmoral (website hidden) beginnt mit den Zeilen:

Schau, dort spaziert Herr Biedermeier

und seine Frau, den Sohn am Arm;

sein Tritt ist sachte wie auf Eier,

sein Wahlspruch: Weder kalt noch warm.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Marcel R. Chiappori

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Father of three, insatiably curios, with a soft spot for languages.

Marcel R. Chiappori purchased this chalet in 2013

I fell in love with historic Swiss Houses.

Swiss Houses last forever.

Carefully refurbished, they radiate the charm of Swiss traditions.

All of them come fully equipped with comfortable bathrooms and functional kitchens.

I love to host people from all over the world and give them access to these unique Swiss houses.

Our Historic Swiss Houses are unique in the world.

A several hundred year old tradition to build robust and cosy houses that withstand the sometimes harsh weather conditions is an important part of the Swiss Culture and a home base to Switzerland's success model:

Long term perspective, reliability based on conservative values.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Airport Bern Belp
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Erlenbach im Simmental
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hirschen, Linde
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Gstaad Mountain Ride, Interlaken
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Golf Thunersee
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
'Hirschen' and 'Linde'
Car: not necessary

Erlenbach is ideally situated to experience Switzerland at its best: Interlaken 20 minutes away only, mundane Gstaad and Lucerne within reach, breath taking mountain views, pristine rivers, hiking trails, ski and cross country slopes, local food, wine and cheese, Fondue and Raclette of course, can all be bought in the village, the house is fully equipped for traditional Swiss food...

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€40
From
€50
Thu,Fri,Sat
€280
€1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest
 
Automn
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
€30
From
€40
Fri,Sat
€280
€900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 16 2014 - Feb 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
€40
From
€50
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€280
€1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€30
From
€40
Fri,Sat
€210
€900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €80 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Boltigen Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , possible to separate the beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , children's bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , basement
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , vet's office
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , 4th floor
  • all of the bedroom have plenty of space to add more beds, maximum occupancy is 22
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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