January 1983

Savior of Giessbach


At the beginning of the 80s, Franz Weber campaign titled “Giessbach for the Swiss people” has the goal of saving the historical Grandhotel Giessbach that dominated the Lake of Brienz and was under threat of demolition. This campaign is described as “a project never before seen”. The idea of Weber is this: “Le Giessbach”, its installations and its incredible landscape have to belong to Swiss people, like the Rütli belongs to Swiss young people. That is how the Swiss people had to gift themselves with this present in order to assure the continuity of Giessbach. This idea was welcomed with enthusiasm, not only by the Swiss but also beyond national borders. Franz Weber campaign allows the preserving of this historical establishment that reopened its doors in 1984. To know more about Giessbach, see pages 16 and 17.