Casa del Tè "Loreley" - Ascona, TI; Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 09.525 E 008° 45.871
32T E 481818 N 5111712
Quick Description: The teahouse on famous Monte Verità is located at the only tea plantation of continental Europe.
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Date Posted: 8/8/2013 8:09:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMHRB2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member haggaeus
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Long Description:
"Monte Verità (literally Hill of Truth) is a hill (350 meters high) in Ascona (Swiss canton of Ticino), which has served as the site of many different Utopian and cultural events and communities since the beginning of the twentieth century." (Wikipedia)

There is also a teahouse on Monte Verità, the name is Casa del Tè "Loreley". They offer a broad range of different teas. The house also contains a small tea museum, a shop and a laboratory. Just opposite the main door is the only tea plantation of continental Europe; it is only about 1000 plants, but not so long ago everyone was sure, that they would not grow here.

The teahouse is open Wednesday to Sunday 13:30 - 18:00 from April to October; Sat/Sun 13:30 - 17:00 from November to March.

On Tuesday evenings they offer traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, including a professional introduction.
Address & Telephone:
Casa del Tè "Loreley" Monte Verità 6612 Ascona +41(0)79 55 11 636


Hours of Operation:
Wednesday to Sunday 13:30 - 18:00 from April to October Sat/Sun 13:30 - 17:00 from November to March


Website: [Web Link]

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