Brücke 49 is a one-of-a-kind exclusive and private retreat in the high Alps of Switzerland. It is a re-invention of how modern international travelers can find themselves at home in the mountains.
Brücke 49 do not have guests in the traditional way. We have likeminded people from all over the World meeting at the breakfast table exchanging ideas and inspiring thoughts.
Brücke 49 is a luxurious and comfortable house in Vals close to the World famous Therme Vals build by Pritzker Price winner Peter Zumthor. An absolute must see for any ambitious architect or creative person.
Relax. Reload. Rewind. Repeat
Brücke 49 is a charming villa located by the river on the “sunny side” of Vals. The villa was built in 1902 by Franz Schmid, a local Valser, according to plans made while he was living in Paris for a few years .
In addition to its Parisian inspiration, the house differs from other Valser houses in another ways: the rooms are bigger, the ceilings are higher and the windows are larger. All the better to enjoy the amazing views. The house took its address and name from its location; “the house on the left side of the Valser Rhein Bridge”. Every room afford great views of the village and the surrounding mountains. After having been in the possession of the local Furger family for three generations, the house was bought by Ruth Kramer and Thomas Schacht in December 2010. Ruth and Thomas, a Swiss-Danish couple, moved to Vals in 2009 to start a different life in the mountains. In December 2011, the completely renovated house opened as Brücke 49, after a year of detailed planning and re-construction work. All done with passion, love, care and craftsman ship.