In a non-competitive fashion our dignified chronometers pride themselves with precision every day. But times are rounded. You come from hectic to relaxation. And focus on the moment.
An overview of our art in the hotel
The clockmakers of long-gone centuries – also from the Tannheimer Tal – who once were experienced gunsmiths, show their commitment to time. Tell you stories about the sun, the moon and the stars. Like the movement of the stars the mechanicsm of the clocks is cyclic, not linear. And definitely not digital.
Bergische Standuhr (long case clock)
The massive case made of cherry wood is adorned with a floral capital and baroquely twisted head. The clockmaker Wilhelm Pfeiffer put his initials on it. You can hear the striking of the clockwork every half-hour on a double bell.
Geared, chiselled and silvered front with vivid presentation of the god of time - Chronos - with scythe and hourglass. Engraved tin chapter with Roman and Arabic numbers. Engraved, sawn and fire gilded arches. The clockwork sounds the hour on a single bell.
These pieces of art are made by the Belgian artist Svein Koningen, overriding the rules with his intuitive art.
Josef Müller, a local artist, made a cross, a figurine of St. Wendelin – the patron saint of the church in Grän - as well as a clock, that you can admire in our house. Josef Müller lives and works in Tannheim. He receives is artistic inspiration from his bond with the people, with nature and religion.
“Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.”
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach