Discover Germany, Issue 29, August 2015

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History and modern comfort in one location With its exceptional flair and idyllic setting in the Swiss Spa town of Baden, everything about the Atrium Hotel Blume is truly convincing. The historically significant building transports guests back to a time of Roman baths but ensures that all modern needs are met. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE | PHOTOS: ATRIUM HOTEL BLUME

Hotel Blume is the German word for flower. The name might have its origin in the discovery of the warm healing spring in Baden. First mentioned as early as 1421, Blume was already a spa hotel even then, and it has kept its charm over the centuries. In 1972 Heidi and Johann Erne fell in love with the old building and the estate has been in the family ever since.Their sons Silvio and Patrik took over in 2004 and shortly after that the new á la carte restaurant on the picturesque first floor gallery started flourishing. Owner Patrik Erne says:“Today the Blume has become not only a place for guests who are in love and for travellers who search for some quiet, but also for business guests and architecture fans. During the week we welcome many international guests on business trips whilst on weekends and during holidays we have more leisure guests who stay for a few days.

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A range of different offers combined with the Roman baths, our new Blume-Spa, the tasteful interiors and the culinary delights bring the flair of the past into the now for everyone.” A true highlight for romantics is their Candlelight Bath and Dinner package. The hotel’s Roman baths are decorated with candles and roses and couples can have a soothing soak in the historic double baths. Afterwards guests can indulge in a special candlelight dinner on the romantic gallery. “Freshness and origin is very important to us,“ explains Erne. “Therefore we get the majority of our produce from the local farmers of the region.”Hotel Blume is not only a magic place for a holiday but also offers a wonderful setting for meetings and events. Weddings, birthdays, seminars and conferences held in this environment full of history will be remembered for years to

come. Modern features ensure that events run smoothly. Hotel Blume remains close to its historic roots, yet it perfectly manages to pamper its guests with contemporary luxury and outstanding service and so it should come as no surprise that the hotel received the Heritage Prize of Aargau.