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200 Year Old Swiss House, 'Biedermeier 1820', Swiss Alps, Interlaken & Gstaad

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Precious blue 'Biedermeier' Tile Oven, radiating comfortable warmth

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Last updated: 05/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Thun chalet description

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.

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games

          Theme

          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Monument View:

            famous Romanic Church with Organ adjacent to house, just above the 1000 sump garden....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            famous Niesen 6600 feet and Stockhorn 6000 feet, cable car just 500m from the house....moreless

          • Ski-In:

            just 20 minutes from major Ski resorts like Gstaad Mountain Rides and Interlakekn...moreless

          • Village:

            convenience shop around the corner, cable car to mount 'Stockhorn' on 6000 feet 500 meters from the house, honey production, famous romanic church adjacent to house, Swiss Housing Museum....moreless

          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

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 20 people

          General

          • Fireplace
          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Bicycles
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Ski & Snowboard
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Automn
          Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2014
          2 night min stay
          €30 €40
          Fri, Sat
          €280 €900

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

          Winter
          Nov 16 - Feb 7, 2015
          2 night min stay
          €40 €50
          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
          €280 €1,200

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          €30 €40
          Fri, Sat
          €210 €900

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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          Fees:

          • Cleaning €80 + tax
          • Tax Rate 8%

          Cancellation policy:

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


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          Location

          41 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Airport Bern Belp
          500 Metres
          Nearest Barpub
          Hirschen, Linde
          18 Kilometres
          Nearest Golf
          Golf Thunersee
          500 Metres
          Nearest Train
          Erlenbach im Simmental
          500 Metres
          Nearest Restaurant
          'Hirschen' and 'Linde'
          15 Kilometres
          Nearest Ski
          Gstaad Mountain Ride, Interlaken

          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...

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 2013

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

          Why Thun:
          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.

          The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
          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.


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          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, hebrew, catalan, swiss german

           

          Photos

          • Precious blue 'Biedermeier' Tile Oven, radiating comfortable warmth

            Precious blue 'Biedermeier' Tile Oven, radiating comfortable warmth

          • New shower

            New shower

          • Art Deco Kitchen Cupboard

            Art Deco Kitchen Cupboard

          • Dining room adjacent to kitchen

            Dining room adjacent to kitchen

          • Bedroom on 4th floor.

            Bedroom on 4th floor.

          • Refurbished bedroom in the basement

            Refurbished bedroom in the basement

          • Refurbished bedroom

            Refurbished bedroom

          • Drawing room

            Drawing room

          • Former veterinary's office, antique furniture and diplomas

            Former veterinary's office, antique furniture and diplomas

          • View from the house onto the 1000sqm garden

            View from the house onto the 1000sqm garden

          • View from the 1000m2 garden, with view on the mountain 'Niesen' (6600 feet)

            View from the 1000m2 garden, with view on the mountain 'Niesen' (6600 feet)

          • 1000sqm garden with 'remise' (horse stable, parking and storage space)

            1000sqm garden with 'remise' (horse stable, parking and storage space)

          • 200 Year old 'Biedermeier' house, adjacent to famous Romanic Church

            200 Year old 'Biedermeier' house, adjacent to famous Romanic Church

          • New bathroom

            New bathroom

          • Fully equipped 50s vintage kitchen

            Fully equipped 50s vintage kitchen

          • Art Deco bedroom

            Art Deco bedroom

          • 'Biedermeier' living room

            'Biedermeier' living room

          • Refurbished bedroom

            Refurbished bedroom

          • Children bedroom

            Children bedroom

          • Bed in former vet's office

            Bed in former vet's office

          • Reading Room with antique furniture

            Reading Room with antique furniture

          • View from the house onto the mountain 'Niesen' (6600 feet)

            View from the house onto the mountain 'Niesen' (6600 feet)

          • Large House by night, warm and cosy

            Large House by night, warm and cosy

          • View to the house, garden and mount 'Niesen'

            View to the house, garden and mount 'Niesen'

          €30 - €50 per night (EUR)
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          8 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 20

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          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, hebrew, catalan, swiss german
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