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Since 1896 | 6073 Flüeli-Ranft (OW)

Jugendstil-Hotel Paxmontana

Renovated Art Nouveau hotel with unique architecture from the turn of the century.
The Art Nouveau style hotel stands on a hill in Flüeli-Ranft, the workplace of the holy brother Klaus von Flue.
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The Art Nouveau style hotel stands on a hill in Flüeli-Ranft, the workplace of the holy brother Klaus von Flue.

The house was renovated for more than 2 years in compliance with national monument protection criteria, reopened in December 2011 and has now 83 rooms available equipped with the latest amenities. The restaurant "Veranda" with its picture window provides a clear view of the Sarneraa Valley and Glaubenberg ("faith mountain"). Culinary choices range from Obwalden to Swiss specialties.


In the country, In the mountains

Hotel classification

3 Stars Superior

Opening Hours

all year


Banquets/Weddings, Seminar/business, Active/sport, Park/garden, Family/child friendly, Art & culture, Icomos Award,


The Art Nouveau Hotel Paxmontana sees itself as a house of genuine hospitality. Proud to be your hosts at the centre of Switzerland. Yours, Myriam Baumgartner & the Paxmontana family
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Today's Art Nouveau Hotel Paxmontana was built in 1895/96 by hotelier Franz Hess on a southwest-facing hill between Ranftschlucht and Flüeli in the Swiss timber construction style under the name "Kurhaus Nünalphorn" as a summer hotel and opened in 1896. The hotel presented itself as a two-story structure with a flat roof.
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The building had two weakly pronounced, two-axis corner risalites and a five-axis central section. In 1906, the hotel underwent a major structural expansion. This reconstruction meant a considerable expansion of the hotel, the former southern corner risalit now formed a kind of new central risalit, and to the south another three-axis wing and two-axis corner risalit was added. The entire building was raised by one floor and newly roofed with mansard roofs, so that an additional attic floor could be gained. In 1938, the hotel was taken over by the Obwaldner Kantonalbank, as Franz Hess had run into financial difficulties. In 1953, the Bruder Klausen Foundation acquired the hotel. The majority of shares were now in church hands. In 1956, the hotel "Nünalphorn" was renamed Hotel "Paxmontana". In 1966, the Hotel Paxmontana AG was founded with headquarters in Sachseln, which still owns and operates the hotel today. The hotel is a cultural object of national importance. From August 2010 to March 2012, it was renovated, extended and renovated in accordance with the criteria for the preservation of historical monuments. A total of 26 million Swiss francs were invested in the preservation of this architectural hotel jewel, thus ensuring its continued existence. The Art Nouveau Hotel Paxmontana is a three-star superior hotel and reflects a piece of Swiss hotel history. This is omnipresent from the historic hotel entrance to the lovingly restored ceiling paintings in the hotel rooms.

Rooms & Gastronomy

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The art nouveau hotel has 83 rooms of various categories. Each room has a fantastic view of the Obwald mountains. The somewhat more spacious corner double rooms, the tower suite with private access to the hotel tower as well as the historic rooms have their very own charm.
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Culinary well-being is a top priority. The unique 47-metre-long veranda with window frontage offers a fascinating view of the Sarneraatal and the Glaubenberg. The cool terrazzo floor, the yellow wooden walls in neo-Renaissance style as well as impressionistic canvas paintings and the subtle light of the Art Nouveau lamps give this room its special atmosphere. Culinary delights include market-fresh cuisine with regional products combined with fresh herbs and exquisite spices.


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Flüeli-Ranft and Sachseln

Flüeli-Ranft stands for peace, relaxation and experiences. Embark on a journey to yourself here. The place of power with its breathtaking view of the Obwald mountains and Lake Sarnen is located directly on the Way of St. James and is the birthplace and residence of St. Brother Klaus (1417-1487).

Contact & Arrival

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Jugendstil-Hotel Paxmontana
Dossen 1, 6073 Flüeli-Ranft (OW)

+41 41 666 24 00


Flüeli-Ranft is located in the geographical centre of Switzerland, between Lucerne and Interlaken. Direct motorway access, Sachseln/Flüeli-Ranft exit.

Arrival by public transport
Take the train to Sachseln (OW). Then change to the bus in the direction of Flüeli-Ranft, bus stop Dorfplatz.

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