The Hotel Fiescherblick – a vision
We are very proud to finally be able to breathe new life into a long vacant house in winter 2022. With the reopening of the Hotel Fiescherblick including a public restaurant, we are doing our part to revitalize the picturesque part of the village “Hinter der Kriche”. We look forward to maintaining personal guest contact and getting to know each guest individually.
The Hotel Fiescherblick has a long history behind it. After 12 years of vacancy, we are now looking forward to writing a new chapter. Sustainable. Understandably so. We are committed to keeping our CO2 footprint as low as possible. The sustainable development of our home, Grindelwald, is also very important to us. Only sustainability will ensure the quality of life that we enjoy in Grindelwald for future generations. Below you will find some of our implementations for more sustainability in Grindelwald:
Wasser für Wasser
Water is the most precious good on earth. Here in Grindelwald we live in the water castle of Europe and are far too little aware of our privileged situation. Our drinking water is the best in the world and we find it unnecessary to cart branded water from all parts of Switzerland (or even the world) to Grindelwald. In our restaurant we serve only purified Grindelwald mountain water and donate 10% of our water yield to the non-profit organisation Wasser für Wasser. The donations go to projects in Africa that enable the local population to have access to clean, running water. By eliminating the need for transport and the production of glass or plastic bottles, a large amount of energy and CO2 can also be saved.
Regional added value
It is important to us that Grindelwald retains the authenticity it has today. This is only possible if everyone has “a piece of the pie”. We try to source as many products as possible in our restaurant from local farms, bakeries, dairies and butchers. For the renovation of the hotel we only employed companies from Grindelwald and the Bernese Oberland and will also work with these partners for future renovations and projects.
Sustainable handling of food
Only sustainably and fairly produced food is used in the Fiescherblick kitchen. Seasonality and regionality are a matter of course for us. We also attach great importance to sustainably produced wines, local beers and fair-trade coffee on the drinks menu.
Our hotel is connected to the local district heating plant Holzwärme Grindelwald. Water is heated at Grindelwald Grund using wood waste from the sawmills, carpentries and joineries as well as storm wood and then pumped into our hotel through an underground pipe system. This saves Grindelwald 1.6 million tonnes of heating oil and 4300 tonnes of CO2 every year.
E-mobility & public transport
Together with our parents’ hotel, the Gletschergarten, we use a fully electronic Mercedes eVito, to bring our guests to and from the station without emissions. Thanks to car sharing, we can cope without two hotel cars. We also offer our guests free charging stations for Teslas and other e-cars. With our guest card, public transport in the village is free of charge. Due to Grindelwald’s good public transport connections, travelling by train is a sustainable alternative to travelling by car.
Recycling & Upcycling
We try to dispose of all recyclable materials appropriately. If it is possible to repurpose certain items, we do so. For example, we used old wooden elements and old skis for the renovation, thus giving these objects a new lease of life. Also we tried to keep as much infrastructure as possible from the old hotel.
Contemporary working models
Our employees are our most important asset. For us, happy employees are the cornerstone for the sustainable development of our young company. As far as possible, we try to move away from “classic” working models with room hours and split days off to enable our team to recharge their batteries in nature even during the peak season.
Hotel Fiescherblick has a total of 19 rooms with balcony and private bathroom. The rooms are designed with Nordic simplicity and elegance, providing a stylish yet grounding retreat.
Service at the Hotel Fiescherblick
As a guest of the Hotel Fiescherblick you receive the local guest card, with which you benefit from numerous discounts in the region. Among other things, you will receive free access to the Grindelwald sports centre with indoor swimming pool and ice rink.
In addition, the following services await you at the hotel:
- Breakfast with fresh and regional products
- Personal advice on excursions and activities in the region
- Ticket sales at standard prices at our reception desk
- Free guest card for public transport and activities in Grindelwald
- Free Wifi in the whole house
- Practical ski/bike room
- Laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and dryer
- Pick-up service from Grindelwald train station (on request)
- Free parking spaces
- Charging stations for Tesla and other electric cars
The bus stop “Kirche” is directly in front of the Hotel Fiescherblick. This makes travelling by public transport very easy. Parking spaces for cars and e-charging stations are nevertheless available in sufficient numbers. Our guests can even ski almost to the front door. The Grindel valley run ends about 50 metres from the Hotel Fiescherblick when snow conditions are good. And in about 300m distance you are already at the valley station of Grindelwald-First.