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Cesar Ritz

Cesar Ritz

Born peniless in 1850 in Niederwald in Valais Ritz, with ingenuity and exacting standards, went from those humble beginnings to having his very name be a synonym for unabashed luxury.

Dr Maximilian Oscar Bircher-Benner

Dr Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner

During the early 20th century Switzerland was not just an alpine paradise for skiers and adventure seekers, but also for patients seeking retreats and cures in the fresh mountain air.

Sanatoriums could be found throughout the Alps, and one of the most famous belonged to Dr. Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner, the creator of Birchermüesli.