Nature Park & Experiences


Nature Park & Experiences

In the midst of nature

The longing for nature is becoming ever greater. Unspoilt experiences in the nature park of the Grandhotel Giessbach are possible at any time of year. The energy of the waterfall, the trees and the rock formations never ceases to amaze. In any light and at any time of year, the sight provides breathtaking moments that invigorate the mind and soul. The Giessbach Foundation takes great care of the entire complex and the surrounding forests in order to preserve this lifeline for future generations. Enjoy moments of closeness to nature, and enjoy the power that is created. It is a total work of art from the earth and the rock that is unparalleled.

Giessbach Falls

The Giessbach Falls tumble right past the Grand Hotel in 14 tiers, plunging 400 metres into the depths in thunderous cascades of white. Various trails run along the waterfall. From the Giessbach funicular station, one can also admire it from above. At night, this natural spectacle is highlighted to powerful effect by recently installed illuminations. In autumn, the falls are enveloped in an interplay of splendid hues, while in spring, the melting snow and the rain swell the stream to spectacular proportions.

Flora and fauna

Our herb garden, rare varieties of hydrangea thriving in the shade of the hotel, fruits and vegetables from ProSpecieRara, beehives that provide honey for our delicious breakfasts ... our intelligently designed biosphere and the wide variety of animals and plants found in the surrounding area offer many unforgettable moments. We live by the motto “from garden to plate": Most of the products we use in our restaurants come directly from our own gardens.

Historical plants for historical walls

The Grandhotel Giessbach opened its doors in 1875. Since 2014, its gardens have been graced with ornamental plants that reflect the plants of that time in history. These plants are from the collections of the ProSpecieRara Foundation, which campaigns to preserve and protect ornamental and useful plants that are endangered. The gardens present three collections: the dahlia collection, the hydrangea collection, and the astilbe collection.