100 years Hotel Klausenpasshoehe 2002

The Hotel Klausenpahoehe is worth getting to know: a grandiose hotel built in 1903 which stands on a slight slant, the winter snow pushing it each year a few centimetres further into a tilting position.

You’ll enjoy the very special atmosphere of our classic hotel rooms with their antique furniture, uneven floors and newly renovated showers and toilets on each floor.

Less than 100 metres away is a hostel belonging to the hotel, which houses two dormitories. It is ideal for school trips, club excursions and those travelling privately. There are showers and toilets on each floor and a large recreation room where visitors can relax and play.

In the mornings you can enjoy a delicious and varied breakfast buffet from the hotel kitchen, whilst at lunch and dinner we serve traditional simple food and Swiss specialities. When in season we recommend fresh blueberries, Alpine cheese, a range of chamois dishes and other delicious food from the Klausenpass.

The venerable building is already over a hundred years old. It was designed and built by the Schwyzer builder Joseph Blaser, who also designed the Tellspielhaus in Altdorf. There was a telephone in the hotel right from the beginning, but electricity was not installed in the building until 1960. Before that date, carbide lamps flickered in the hotel lounge and candles lit the rooms and corridors.

Emanuel Schillig and family from Altdorf acquired planning permission for the hotel on 15th June 1903. And we’re quite right to wonder nowadays how they managed to open the hotel just one month later, on 18th July 1903.

The Schillig family, and later the Walker-Schillig family, ran the hotel until the season ended in 1970. The property then passed into the hands of the Klausenpass-Betriebe AG.

You can read further stories about the hotel and the Klausenpass in the book "Nr.3 Verkehrswege in Uri", available in German in local kiosks.