15 December 2021
Romantic legends of old Lviv
At the beginning of the XIX century. Switzerland began its active development in the financial sphere through the Federal Government, which was given the right to issue money, regulate customs regulations and, most importantly, determine foreign policy. Bern was chosen as the federal capital. In the same year, 1848, the Swiss national flag was approved.
In the last decades of the XIX century the Swiss industry developed, the construction of railways developed. Imported raw materials were processed into high-quality products, which then entered the world market.
Switzerland was one of the first countries where the industrial revolution took place. At this important time, our hero, Ludwig Tunan, is opening his bank. The bank is fast becoming a successful institution and Mr. Tunan is investing in the industry.
Fifteen years later, Ludwig Tunan became one of the richest and most influential Swiss in the world. He is a rich, wealthy man who lacks love, family comfort and warmth. All his compatriots would prefer to be with him because of his wealth - it oppressed him. And he, no longer a young Swiss banker, travels to Europe to find the only one with whom he is both happy and sad. And what if he finds the only one with whom he will live his whole life. He set off and did not lose. He went to the outskirts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Lviv and came up with a cunning plan. He pretended to be a poor man who had no money even for a night.
"He knocked on the apartment of a house on the modern Kniazia Romana Street, the door was opened by a charming woman from Lviv," Ludwig said, saying that he had no money for the night, but the girl allowed him to spend the night for free. The Galician young lady stunned him with the answer from the threshold, saying that money is not the main thing. And then the Swiss realized: finally Cupid hit his heart and this is the only one who is not interested in his wealth. The next day the girl organized a tour of Lviv for a guest from Switzerland. She showed him all the Galician flavor - they visited a performance at the Opera House, Constance showed him local shrines - the Armenian Church and the Dominican Cathedral, they drank local wine, which made the young couple happy. He liked the city. He admitted that he had never seen such warm hospitality. A few days later, the banker admitted that he was not poor and offered a hand and heart to the Lviv resident. After the marriage, the Swiss couple from Lviv opened a mini-hotel on 20 Kniazia Romana Street, which they also called "Swiss".
The Swiss banker came up with the concept of his hotel: Swiss service and Galician hospitality are one. The hoteliers loved wine and coffee, traveled to the wine regions of France and Italy. Later, the hotel opened its own wine cellar. Wine tastings were held in the cellar, which was always sold out. They were treated to cheeses from Galician farms. Coffee was brewed in the Turks - the restaurant at the hotel has become a favorite place for coffee lovers. The Swiss Hotel has preserved and recreated its forgotten history to share with you. The hotel, both externally and internally, resembles an island of love, affection and family coziness, in which there will always be a place for you!