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FiliTour Nr. 4: Haus Lorenz

Das Haus Lorenz im Jahr 1897.
Haus Lorenz

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Drei Generationen der Grossfamilie Lorenz.
FiliTour No. 4: Haus Lorenz


Success in a foreign country 

For centuries, many Graubünden residents have emigrated abroad to escape the economic hardship at home. Pol Lorenz (1761-1806) emigrated to Prague and opened his first coffee house "The Golden Well" in 1785. The Renaissance building still stands today in a prominent location on the famous Karlsgasse. The success made it possible for him and his family to buy this upper-middle-class house in their homeland.

His grandson, the physician and scientist Dr. Paul Lorenz (1835-1915), was one of the co-founders of the Schatzalp sanatorium in Davos and the Hotel Waldhaus in Flims. He was also a renowned naturalist.

The last permanent occupant of the house was Bignia Lorenz (1907-2004). She was president of the women's association for a long time and campaigned for women's suffrage. During the Second World War, it housed officers and in the basement there was a guard room for the Swiss Army.

In the audio, Domenica Boutilly, a descendant of the Lorenz family, talks about the significance of the house for the family to this day. The audio file can be found at the back of the pictures.  

Audio Guide

Haus Lorenz


FiliTour Nr. 4: Haus Lorenz

Dorfstrasse 25, 7477 Filisur

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