Art, Culture and Architecture are important components of our concept. For this reason the association seekultour was founded. The curator Andrin Schütz equips the whole area of the old spinning mill with wonderful works of art. A visit is worthwile and can be best experienced with a guided tour!
In the gallery in the lofthotel you can find the heart of the cultural offers with information about the artists and commentary of their works.
Artwalk at the Walensee
On the occasion of the Swiss Expo.02 the artwalk of Daniel Ambühl was a much-admired art object. Now, we are privileged to present an artwalk at the Walensee, which connects 2 watersides, 2 cantons, art and local history to an interesting ensemble and is organized for longer periods. The installation allows you to create an artwork by yourself. Using seven colours and a sheet of paper, an individually crafted souvenir of the Walensee is being originated.
art and architecture: guided tour through the former spinning mill
The former spinning mill offers an interesting mix of architecture and art. This guided tour gives you an insight into the transformation of the building from a spinning mill to a hotel, a restaurant, loft - apartments, leisure facilities and a museum (Swiss Textile Collection).
Please ask for an offer. Price varies on number of people.
The old spinning mill is an original member of the association industriekultour. In and around the old spinning mill industrial history can be experiencend, as well as in other destinations in Switzerland.
The association industriekultour purposes the networking and marketing of the industrial cultural heritage of Switzerland and the visualisation of touristical offers.
Culturally interested people from Switzerland and abroad can find comprehensive, high quality offers, which directly or indirectly deal with the Swiss cultural heritage. Thereby architecture, hospitality, cultur and high quality services play an important roll.
Swiss Textile Collection
The Swiss Textile Collection preserves a collection of 1,500 pieces of clothing and accessories. These pieces have all been created following the strict regulations of the supreme discipline of haute couture, taking hundreds of hours of manual labor. The collection includes more than four decades of post-war fashion (1947-1992), designed by the famous grand Couturiers.
Seminar: up to 50 persons
Konzert: up to 100 persons
Inspiring, in original condition room with impressive pillars, natural lights, sanitary facilities, surrounded by the Swiss Textile Collection (Haut Couture from the last century).
Öffnerei: 420 m², as required two additional breakout rooms available (33 m²/45 m²)
You would like to combine your stay at the old spinning mill with the creation of your own jewellery? This is possible! Just ask us, we can develop your personal package. Ideal for example for a wedding couple that would like to make their own wedding ring.
Swiss Textile Collection
The Swiss Textile Collection delivers an insight into the world of the Haute Couture of Swiss super fabrics and gives courses in styling, including color advising, and sewing technology. Anyone who is interested in the history of textiles of the 20th century will find a huge amount of information and graphical material in the library. Opening hours: individual on request and for guided tours as well as for groups
Embedded in a romantic wild mountain basin are the three Murg lakes. Brooks, lakes, waterfalls, peat meadows, rockeries and the protected Swiss pine forest reserved by the lowest of the Murg lakes make this round trip an unforgettable experience in the nature.
The splendid Freulerpalast is a considerable work of art from the 17th century. Nowadays, the palace is working as a historic museum. It includes the sections: history of the canton, textile museum, military museum, ski sport museum and interior museum, as well as a large collection of objects.
On a small piece of land at the Walensee you can find Quinten and Au. They are boardered by lake and rock faces of the Churfirsten. Thanks to the location there is a mild climate there. There do not only grow grapes for delicious wines, but also figs, kiwis and other exotic fruits. In addition Quinten is free from cars.