The legendary Viennese chef Vinzenz Panhans opens your hotel.
The Vienna society discovers the Semmering. Even the journey by train to the luxurious hotels on the cliffs and even more stunning viaducts and galleries gives an unforgettable experience.
Archduke Karl Franz Josef, later Emperor Karl, the last Austrian Emperor, learns to ski on the lawns of the Panhans.
More and more creative people are going to Simmering. Oskar Kokoschka, Karl Kraus, Adolf Loos, Peter Altenberg, Arthur Schnitzler, and later Gerhart Hauptmann and Stefan Zweig have found their inspiration here.
After the completion of the construction of an additional wing at the Grand Hotel Panhans with its 400 rooms is one of the largest hotel complexes in Central Europe.
With the end of the monarchy the Semmering and, therefore, the Panhans lose their customers. The Panhans family is forced to sell the hotel, and in a period of decline in the twenties the hotel changes hands several times. Continue reading
Going on a trip, everyone wants to have unforgettable experiences, memories of which will carry through life. If ordinary beauty of nature and beautiful beaches you fed, it is proposed to replenish the stock of thrills in the most sinister and frightening hotels in the world, which in addition to employees often you can meet ghosts.
1. Chillingham Castle, Chillingham, County Northumberland, North England.
Initially, during the reign of King Edward I, the castle was used for defense against the invading Scots. In the entire history of its existence Chillingham watched many tortures and suffering, because of what they say, that it is not uncommon to find ghosts.
2. Queen Mary, long beach, California, USA.
This beautiful luxury cruise liner found their final resting place in long beach, near Los Angeles. Now this liner performs the role of the hotel where passengers often see the appearance of ghosts. Continue reading
Stating that Istanbul is an extraordinary city, you know and without us. And have you ever hear about unusual hotels in Istanbul with amazing history and unique atmosphere, which again and again attracts the tourists and make them enjoy every minute spent there? Live in this hotel a couple of days and don’t know where they are, the main attractions of the city: on the street, or right here in this building?
1. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet: your house is a prison!
But not just any prison, a five-star hotel. Yes, one of the most luxurious hotels of Istanbul, is in walking distance from the main attractions, is located in a former prison! It was built in 1919 in the heart of the city, and at the entrance is still preserved inscription “Stambolcyan of detention of criminals.” Where before there were cameras, expensive suites now, where before, no one fell on their own, now seek wealthy travelers. So the conditions, to put it mildly, are not the same: in all rooms — carpets, coffee machines, hot tub… Continue reading