Zero Waste Hotel in Switzerland is a hotel without walls ©Patrik Riklin/Zero Real Estate

This open-air hotel in Switzerland has no walls, windows or doors

Maintrip June 15, 2020

Last Update: 2020-06-15 01:28:28

A temporary hotel in Switzerland is perfect for travelers who want to practice social distancing and can’t decide if they want a luxurious night at a hotel or an evening of camping under the stars. The unique accommodation lets guests crawl into a comfy double bed without any walls (or roof) to impede their view.

The project, called Zero Real Estate, comes from Null Stern Hotels (German for zero stars) which first launched the pop-up hotel in 2017. The 'room' was created by conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin and hospitality professional Daniel Charbonnier. 

Cosy up in the Säntis Suite ©Appenzellerland Tourism Switzerland
Cosy up in the Säntis Suite ©Appenzellerland Tourism Switzerland

Null Stern made headlines back in 2008 after they created a hotel in a nuclear bunker in Switzerland. That hotel, in Sevelen, had the tagline “the first zero star hotel in the world”, but the project has since evolved into its current title “Null Stern – the only star is you”.

Rooms will be available to rent in the Swiss tourist destinations of St.Gallen-Lake Constance, Toggenburg, Heidiland, Appenzellerland AR, Thurgau, Schaffhauserland, and the Principality of Liechtenstein. 

The crew ©Claudio_Baeggli/Zero Real Estate
The crew ©Claudio_Baeggli/Zero Real Estate

The hotel is managed by local residents and has a group of “modern butlers” who welcome guests and delivery trays of food and drink, with an overnight stay costing 250 Swiss Franc (€275/US$314) per night.

While the hotel room truly delivers on the view – it does not come with a bathroom or a shower.