Photographer's Note

Sunset from the 2683m summit of the Faulhorn.

The oldest and highest mountain hotel in the Alps, opened in 1832, has reached a crossroads in its history. On the one hand, many years without meaningful investment have seen comfort take a back seat. On the other, exactly that is the reason why a large and assorted "fan club" of hikers regularly make the hotel the focus of their trips. Wood smoke in the kitchen, solar energy that often doesn't last through the evening, freezing cold water from snow melt, that runs out by morning: exactly these luxuries are what for many people make a stay on the Faulhorn more like a bush experience than a hotel break.

It can only be hoped that the guesthouse on the Faulhorn manages to find a sensible path between conservation and restoration, so that future generations can continue to enjoy this unique place in the Alps.

Fantastic report on the hotel here! . Even if you can't read German, check out the illustrations and whet your appetite for a stay on the Faulhorn.

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