Each of the twelve rooms is equipped with unique oak design furniture that is pleasing to the touch. Wooden floors and gentle colors radiate warmth and comfort. The glass showers are spectaculary placed in the center of the room, as a dash of urbane luxury amidst the alps. The beds are covered in the finest allergy-friendly bed linen, modern HD flatscreen TV, tea, a coffee machine, free mineral water and highspeed wifi add to your comfort. The view of the surrounding mountain landscape through the floor-to-ceiling windows ist breathtaking.
Fabulous stories surround the powerful Magnetic Mountain (Rupes Nigra) which is said to be located in the arctic, drawing every compasses needle towards its magnetic rock. Encounter this unique place, as did Sindbad the Sailor, and countless other heros before. Feel the power of the mountains. (BTW, a real magnetic mountain is located in the Ural Mountains, called Magnitnaja Gora.)
Dream your way to Utopia, as told in the novel by Thomas Morus from 1516 about a traveler who lived with the Utopians on their island. In this democratic society, all posession is common property, money is worthless, and education is fun. Dream of the future and a happy life.
For centuries, the Orient inspired poets and artists: a promising world of the tales of 1001 Nights with romantic characters and beloved clichés. The Orientalist painters picutre dreamy landscapes and fantastical cities, in turn, inspiring architects all-over Europe. Today, the fascination of foreing lands remains unbroken. Follow us towards the rising sun!
The rulers of the South American gold land sacrificed the begnin sun-god by paddeling into the middle of the mountain lake Guatavita, naked, covered in gold, throwing gold and gems into the water, before jumping in the lake to wash the gold off the dedicated body. This legend of Eldorado awoke the thirst for adventure of many expeditioners (and conquerers) into the unknown lands in South America. Follow us on their tracs hunting for treasure!
The Fountain of Youth promesses recovery and rejuvenation, nothing short of eternal life. The thought inspired both, the artists of the past like Lucas Cranach, and the narratives of pop culture as in movies or computer games. Take a dive and enjoy the thrill of beauty and youth!
Tannhauser succumbed to the temptations of the Mountain of Venus, as opera lovers well know. The fantastical place of passion is located in the more temperate regions of Central Europe, the Roman godess, however, lives inside the mountain and holds court with her nymphs, tempting wandering Christians with beauty. The dazzling feasts celerbrate love and the frivolous life of sin. Step inside for a dance or two!
In Arcadia, landscape of rural pleasures, the world seems to be alright. The idyll was praised in ancient Greece as the harmonious unity of sunshine, landscape and the natural beauty of youth. Ever since, happiness, peace and contentedness have been linked to Arcadia's shepherds and pastures. Come along and join in the present!
The love of the mythical king of Thule for his dead lover is of heartbreaking beauty. In the farthest north, in his palace on the edge of the world over steep cliffs, he drinks from the cup she gave him to the very end. Open your heart to the longing for ultimate love!
Here, in the majestic hall Valhalla, the bravest warriors boast about therir battles. During the day, they measure their strength and hunt a mythical boar which they then devour at the nightly feast served the finest mead by the valkyries. Come sit with them, and empty your drinking horn!
An island in the sun, with flowers fruit and forests, rivers gently stream through the valleys of Atlantis, where wild and gentle beasts roam around, among them elephants. The temple for the islands God Poseidon shines of silver and gold, as does the palace with it's ceilings of ivory. The people live well, in fortune and splendor, until ... they are all devoured by the ocean in a single day - that is the story, first told by Plato, then by countless others through the centuries. Dive into the forloren splendor of the sea!
Twelve gods reside on Mount Olympus: Zeus, who needs no introduction, his sister and wife Hera, godess of the home and of marriage, Poseidon, trident-winging god of the sea, Demeter, fruitful godess of agriculture and fertility, Athena, smart godess of war, Ares, dumb god of war, Artemis, godess of the hunt, Hephaestus, skilled craftsman and brute blacksmith, his charming wife Aphrodite, godess of love, Hermes, who is revered by merchants and thiefs alike, and either Hestia (virgin godess of the hearth) or Dionysus (god of wine and debauchery) depending on the mood. Come join in the fun!
Those who live in Cockaigne need not worry about food, and drink, neither about heat, nor cold. Milk, honey and wine are flowing in the creeks, sotten animals run up to ask you to bite them, the houses are made from cake, the pebbles on your path are made of cheese. If you want to savor a lazy moment for eternity, step in, and relish in the sweet life!