Portrait hosts

Elisabeth Kaufmann grew up in "Bodmi" in Grindelwald and clearly inherited her affinity for the hotel industry from her Kaufmann grandmother. Together with her husband, Elisabeth’s grandmother built the Bodmi Tea Room in 1937 which she went on to manage herself up to a high age. In 1992 Elisabeth’s dream came true and the Hotel Bodmi opened as it is today.

Kurt Gisler was brought up in Brienz and only got the taste of working in the hotel industry relatively late. He had, though, worked in the tourist branch for many years and came to Grindelwald in 1985 through his involvement in tennis and skiing.

Elisabeth Kaufmann
Through her natural talent and having the ski school directly in front of her door, she won various junior titles and also gained entry into the Swiss national ski team. Just as her World Cup career started at the early age of 14, it was abruptly ended by a serious fall in training on the downhill slope. Her love for skiing has remained unchanged and, as well as spending two years as trainer in Canada, Elisabeth also worked as ski instructor in Grindelwald for many years.

Kurt Gisler
It was as tenant of the complete tennis complex including restaurant and manager of the tennis school in Grindelwald that he met and fell in love with Elisabeth. From 1990 to 1994 he was director of the ski school in Grindelwald until the strain of both hotel and ski school became too much in winter.

Times have changed and in the little free time both try to carry out their remaining hobbies as often as possible. In winter above all skiing, and in summer mainly playing golf. And when things are really looking good and there’s more time available then out searching for wild mushrooms, with rope and ice-axe in the unique Alpine world, or quite simply relaxing on one of the terraces of the surrounding mountain restaurants.

Portrait hosts

Elisabeth Kaufmann grew up in "Bodmi" in Grindelwald and clearly inherited her affinity for the hotel industry from her Kaufmann grandmother. Together with her husband, Elisabeth’s grandmother built the Bodmi Tea Room in 1937 which she went on to manage herself up to a high age. In 1992 Elisabeth’s dream came true and the Hotel Bodmi opened as it is today.

Kurt Gisler was brought up in Brienz and only got the taste of working in the hotel industry relatively late. He had, though, worked in the tourist branch for many years and came to Grindelwald in 1985 through his involvement in tennis and skiing.

Elisabeth Kaufmann
Through her natural talent and having the ski school directly in front of her door, she won various junior titles and also gained entry into the Swiss national ski team. Just as her World Cup career started at the early age of 14, it was abruptly ended by a serious fall in training on the downhill slope. Her love for skiing has remained unchanged and, as well as spending two years as trainer in Canada, Elisabeth also worked as ski instructor in Grindelwald for many years.

Kurt Gisler
It was as tenant of the complete tennis complex including restaurant and manager of the tennis school in Grindelwald that he met and fell in love with Elisabeth. From 1990 to 1994 he was director of the ski school in Grindelwald until the strain of both hotel and ski school became too much in winter.

Times have changed and in the little free time both try to carry out their remaining hobbies as often as possible. In winter above all skiing, and in summer mainly playing golf. And when things are really looking good and there’s more time available then out searching for wild mushrooms, with rope and ice-axe in the unique Alpine world, or quite simply relaxing on one of the terraces of the surrounding mountain restaurants.