Meeting Place for High Society
Painters, engravers, and photographers depicted the enchanting unity of buildings, gardens, and landscape. Poets, writers, and musicians sang the praises of the natural wonders of the Giessbach Falls. Until the First World War broke out in 1914, the Grandhotel Giessbach was a meeting place for the great and the famous. Royals and aristocrats and their entourage, leaders, statesmen, diplomats, and celebrated artists spent their summers at Giessbach, gaining new strength and exchanging society gossip and state secrets.