Hip hop in alpine resort

The Riders Palace has become the winter home of the Ministry of Sound.

The popular London club, the Ministry of Sound (MoS), has moved its winter headquarters to the eastern Swiss resort of Flims Laax Falera.

This content was published on December 19, 2001 - 09:47

Throughout the winter season, the Ministry will organise the musical programme every Saturday evening at the new Riders Palace hotel in Flims Laax Falera.

There are hopes in the resort that MoS and the state-of-the-art hotel can turn the winter destination - already popular with snowboarders - into the Ibiza of the Alps.

Besides the party nights and a bar that stays open round the clock, the Riders Palace promises young adults "everything they can imagine in the field of digital entertainment".

The lobby boasts a DVD cinema and many rooms are equipped with DVD, Internet and video game consoles. Fittingly, reservations can only be made via the Internet.

Prices start at SFr113 ($69) in the dormitories, which includes breakfast and a two-day lift ticket.

Adelboden blues

At the other end of the Alps, the rather sleepy Bernese Oberland resort of Adelboden has revived one of its oldest buildings and turned into a concert venue.

Live pop, blues and reggae will set the tone twice a week during the winter season at the "Alte Taverne" (old tavern).

The tavern will be used as a disco between concerts.


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