One of my favorite outdoor/mountain movies is the North Face. I saw it last year at a press event and got immediately hooked: goosebumps, emotional rollercoaster and gripping till the very end. It was soooo intense! I just loved it and added it to my personal blu-ray collection.
Ever since the travel destination Grindelwald made it on my personal bucket list, wanting to explore the region, seeing the Eiger North Face live in person and one of the main settings from the movie: the Hotel Bellevue des Alpes.
Hotel Bellevue des Alpes
This historic hotel from 1840 has the best panoramic location on the Scheidegg Pass. It has been managed by the 5th generation of Andreas and Silvia von Almen’s family since 1988, and has 100 beds. The building, its interior and its guest list are steeped in history, while the hotel is also famous for being the location where “The Eiger Sanction” starring Clint Eastwood and “North Face” with Benno Furmann were filmed.
Built in 1840, the Bellevue des Alpes was last extended and renovated in 1948. Since then, any restoration carried out has focused exclusively on stylistic elements. All the interiors of the hotel’s public spaces date back to the 20’s, while the rooms invite a little time travel. All the great mountaineers of the 20th century as well as celebrities from society, skiing and the film industry have stayed in this hotel.
In my opinion: it is a must see for all lovers of Historic Hotels. And I personally cannot wait to check it out myself – just like my blogger colleague Andy. <3
photo credits: V’s World, Switzerland Tourism