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- Travel as a tourist
- (touristed) visited by throngs of tourists; "of the three American Virgin islands St. Thomas is the most touristed"; "tourists descend in busloadsso the whole place is rather touristy"
- someone who travels for pleasure
- (tourism) the business of providing services to tourists; "Tourism is a major business in Bermuda"
- Lucerne District (Luzern) is an Amt (administrative district) of the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland.
- An establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists
- A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite
- In French contexts an hotel particulier is an urban "private house" of a grand sort. Whereas an ordinary maison was built as part of a row, sharing party walls with the houses on either side and directly fronting on a street, an hotel particulier was often free-standing, and by the eighteenth
- A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication
- a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
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Fassade des Hotel des Balances in Luzern: Beliebter Treffpunkt fur Kunstler, Adelige und Zunfte. Das Des Balances, das den Ruf eines schicken Gourmethotels im Herzen von Luzern geniesst, darf sich einer bewegten Geschichte ruhmen. Sie reicht bis ins 12. Jahrhundert zuruck. Neben Fisch- und Weinmarkt gelegen, war das heutige Des Balances schon immer ein beliebter Treffpunkt. Das Haus diente verschiedenen stadtischen Gesellschaften, so der Zunft „der Herren zu Schutzen“, als Versammlungsort. 1807 wurde das „Wirtshaus zur Waage“ eroffnet. Nach einem Umbau entstand daraus 1837 das „Hotel Des Balances“. Seither beherbergte das Luzerner Hotel schon viele prominente Gaste. Darunter findet sich der beruhmte, irische Dichter George Bernard Shaw. Aber auch der hohe Adel logierte hier, so waren Prinzessin Luise von Baden oder die niederlandische Konigin Wilhelmine wiederholt im Des Balances zu Gast. Empfangen und bewirtet wurden sie von erfolgreichen Hoteliers. Unter ihnen Jean Haecky und Fritz Rindlisbacher, beides ausgezeichnete Gastgeber, die im Des Balances in alter Tradition hochste Feinschmeckerkunst zelebrierten. In den 60er Jahren begann der beliebte Luzerner Kabarettist Emil Steinberger auf der „Balances-Buhne“ seine Karriere. A Favourite with Artists, Aristocrats and Guild Members Alike Today, the "Des Balances" takes pride in its reputation of being "The" chic, gourmet hotel, nestled in the heart of Lucerne’s Old Town. We are dedicated to preserving a reputation, whose roots date back to the 13th century. Ideally situated between the Fish Market and the Wine Market, the "Des Balances" has long been a popular meeting place for local municipal and private organizations, such as the prestigious "der Herren zu Schutzen", alike. In 1807, "das Wirsthaus zur Waage" or "The Balances Inn" opened its doors to the public. The building underwent major reconstruction in 1837, and so, the "Hotel Des Balances" was born. Since then, we have had the pleasure of hosting many prominent guests and dignitaries. Among them, the famous Irish writer, George Bernard Shaw, Princess Luise of Baden, and Queen Wilhelmine from Holland, to name but a few. Our forefathers, Jean Haecky and Fritz Rindlisbacher, both exceptional Hoteliers in their own right, were highly celebrated gourmets as well. They laid the foundation for a standard of excellence which is a tradition at "Des Balances". In the 60’s, the popular Lucerne cabaret artist, Emil Steinberger, began his career on the Balances stage. Magnificent Facade Our hotel, steeped in Lucerne’s history, presents itself in splendid glory, inside and out. The view of "Des Balances" from the "Weinmarkt" is unforgettable. Its facade was painted in the style of the famous Swiss artist, Hans Holbein. Admired and cherished by locals and tourists alike, it is counted amongst the most photographed landmarks in the region. As one observes our hotel from the Reuss, our elegant terrace and picturesque balconies, overlooking the river, bring to mind a Venetian palace in all its splendour. Today, the "Des Balances" harmoniously incorporates its historical architectural past and modern interior design in perfect "balance". Foto: 28. Juli 2005
LAKE BRIENZ, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Interlaken is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the canton of Bern in Switzerland, a well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland. The Aare River flows through the town. Interlaken is located between Lake Brienz to the east and Lake Thun to the west in the area called Bodeli. The town takes its name from its geographical position between the lakes (in Latin inter lacus). Interlaken, SwitzerlandInterlaken is located at 570 meters above sea level. The original importance of the town was as the site of a convent of the Augustinian Canons; the convent was built in 1130 and lasted until 1528. In the past, printing, textiles, and to a smaller extent watchmaking were also of importance, but today tourism is the most significant source of income. Interlaken is one of the oldest tourist resorts in Switzerland, and it remains one of the most popular. Interlaken is frequently visited by adventure-seeking backpackers throughout the year. The town is home to numerous backpacker-friendly hostels and companies that provide guided services in skydiving, canyoning, hang gliding, paragliding, and skiing, to name a few. The town offers tourists a peaceful base from which to explore the surrounding areas by train or bus. However, the main attraction is probably the magnificent Jungfrau mountain (4158m). Many hotels are located along the Hoheweg avenue which offer good views of the mountains. Mystery Park, a paranormal-based theme park owned by Erich von Daniken, was closed in 2006 after three years because of financial difficulties. Despite its small size (population 5,700), the town features two railway stations Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West and two funicular railways, the Harderbahn and the Heimwehfluhbahn. Train connections in Interlaken serve the Jungfrau region via the Berner Oberland Bahn, with the narrow-gauge lines of the Zentralbahn extending over the Brunig Pass to Luzern. The main line connects Interlaken with the cities of Spiez, Thun and Bern. There are also regular bus links to the neighbouring town of Thun. Boat services across Lake Brienz to Brienz and across Lake Thun to Spiez and Thun are operated by BLS Lotschbergbahn. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Frank (Johnny Depp), a mild-mannered American on vacation in Venice, Italy, is befriended by Elise (Angelina Jolie), a breathtakingly beautiful woman with a mysterious secret. Soon, their playful romantic dalliance turns into a complicated web of dangerous deceit as they are chased by Interpol, the Italian police, and Russian hit men in this suspense-filled, international action thriller.
Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie use their star power to help propel The Tourist to its ultimate, satisfying destination. It just takes a little while to get there. Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) sets a leisurely pace for The Tourist, which lets the film be equal parts mystery, romance, thriller, and comedy. But because of its lush cinematography and location-based shooting, The Tourist is perhaps first and foremost a valentine to the city of Venice. Jolie plays Elise, an international woman of mystery, somehow caught up with a glamorous thief who's double-crossed a gangster, Shaw (Steven Berkoff, splendidly menacing). On a train from Paris to Venice, Elise meets Frank (Depp), a schlumpy math teacher from Wisconsin on holiday. Before the train hits Venice, poor Frank has become entangled in a dangerous web that he can't begin to understand. As the plot unfolds, a group of stone-headed thugs dashes after Frank and Elise, darting through canals, across tile rooftops, and into some of the most beautiful hotel rooms in the world. The cinematography of John Seale and the score by James Newton Howard set an immersive tone. Depp and Jolie do a respectable job with their roles, though perhaps because of the mysteries in the plot, as a couple, Elise and Frank lack a certain oomph. But the supporting actors, including Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, and Rufus Sewell, are uniformly excellent, and the story (based on the French film Anthony Zimmer) wraps up nicely. Yet the true star of The Tourist is enchanting Venice--and anyone dreaming of a romantic getaway will not want to miss this trip. --A.T. Hurley