Welcome to Chalet Florian!

Chalet Florian is situated at 1.980 m (6,496 ft) on Riederalp, one of the most beautiful and sunny mountain resorts of Switzerland.

The cozy apartment on the first floor features two bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen (with fridge, oven and microwave, Raclette and Fondue (Swiss essentials!)), a bathroom (with a shower, renovated in 2020), wireless internet (WIFI), digital TV, DVD player, HiFI-system (with audio-in for iPod/MP3), hairdryer, hiking maps and guides, binoculars, deck chairs, board games and lots and lots of books for adults and children (many of them in english, french and italian).

In winter you have the entire „Aletsch-Arena“ skiing resort at your disposal, providing 104 km (65 miles) of slopes for all levels of skill (see here). It’s about 5-10 minutes walk from the chalet to the central ski lift; in the afternoon you can ski right down to the chalet (see maps below).

In the summer you can explore more than 150 km (93 miles) of hiking trails directly from Chalet Florian, including many advanced level tours along and across the Aletsch glacier (see here). Of course Riederalp also provides many „family friendly“ trails, some even accessible with strollers. If you’re traveling with kids make sure to visit the high-rope climbing park, the historical Villa Cassel, go swimming in Bettmersee (or the nearby indoor pool), or stay overnight at the „Berghütte“ near Märjelensee (our favorite!). Or just let your children explore on their own: a playground and a horse pasture are minutes away from the chalet…

The entire Aletsch Arena is a car-free zone – you leave your car in the indoor parking lot in Mörel and take the cable car up to Riederalp. Shopping is done with rucksacks, hand carts or sleds. For heavy luggage (or medical emergencies) you can rent electrical carts or snow cats. In the summer an electric bus connects Riederalp and Bettmeralp every 30 minutes. For more information on the local infrastructure (shops, restaurants, bars, sights, spas, etc.) please refer to the Aletsch-Arena website. Riederalp has been awarded the prestigious „families welcome“ label by the swiss tourist board, for more information on Riederalp’s family-friendly services see here.

You’ll find many additional photos of Riederalp and Chalet Florian (including a floor plan) on our gallery page. And since summer 2021 we have our own webcam, looking from our balcony over the Rhone valley towards Simplon Pass (updates every 15 min. during daylight hours):

Renting Chalet Florian

You can rent Chalet Florian for full weeks only (arrival/departure time is Saturday after 2:00 PM / before 10:00 AM). On the page „Mieten“ (=renting) you’ll find a calendar where you can see which weeks are available and at what price (calculated in Swiss Francs (CHF), payable to our swiss account at Raiffeisenbank Riederalp). The total is calculated like so:

Base rent in CHF (per day, as noted in the calendar)
+ CHF 9,50 utilities (per day and person, this includes bed linen, towels, heating etc.)
+ CHF 3,50 local Tourism Tax (per day and person, children from 6–16 pay half price) 
+ CHF 130,00 for the final cleaning (flat fee)

Maximum occupancy is 4 (four) persons. Please send us an e-mail for a quote.

If you find this too complicated you may want to check our listing at AirBnB, where you can book directly. However, if you book via us we might work out a discount… 🙂

Please note:

We built Chalet Florian in 1980 and have spent every winter and many, many summer holidays here (now in the 4th generation!). We love this place with all our hearts and try to keep it as comfortable as possible. We request our guests to behave respectfully and responsibly inside and outside the chalet to keep Riederalp and Chalet Florian as beautiful and cozy as they are. Chalet Florian is a strictly non smoking chalet and pets are not allowed (this includes guide dogs, as one of our children has a severe allergy to animal fur).

If you would like to rent Chalet Florian for your holidays or have any further questions please contact us at info@chaletflorian.de (we speak german, english and french, also a little italian, dutch and spanish). We look forward to hearing from you!

The Bernoully Family

P.S: Below you’ll find a few maps to give you an idea where Chalet Florian is located and how to get there.
P.P.S.: At the bottom of this page you’ll find our Data Protection Declaration in accordance with the GDPR.


Chalet Florian is situated in the eastern part of Riederalp, between the main road „Aletschpromenade“ and „Fleschstrasse“:

The way to Riederalp

Take the train to Brig (Wallis), change there to Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB) and get off at Mörel (10 min. ride). If you travel by car go via the transport train in Lötschberg oder Furka, then drive to Mörel where you can leave your car in an indoor parking lot. From Mörel you take the cable car to Riederalp Mitte (not: Riederalp West – that would be an additional 20 min. walk!).

The way to the chalet:

From the cable car station Riederalp Mitte you walk about 800 meters eastward and turn right at the Moosfluh ski lift. After a short bit uphill it’s another 200 m straight ahead. At Chalet Matterhorn turn right and leave the main road. Walk past Chalet Silva and you’ll see Chalet Florian below you, right next to the fir trees.

At the cable car mountain station you can rent a hand cart or sled (or get a taxi).

To the skiing area:

To get to the main ski-lift it’s a five minutes uphill walk. If there’s enough snow you can then ski directly to the „Moosfluh“ ski lift. In the afternoon you can take the old logging trail (not an official slope!) down to Chalet Florian.

Legal note:

The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the Bernoully Family („we“), represented by:

Barbara Bernoully
Gustav-Freytag-Str. 21
60320 Frankfurt

Phone: +49-69-956220-14
Fax: +49-69-956220-15
Mail: info@chaletflorian.de


Data protection declaration

This data protection declaration explains to you the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as „data“) within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and contents as well as external online presences, e.g. our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as „online offer“). With regard to the terms used, such as „processing“ or „controller“, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Barbara Bernoully
Gustav-Freytag-Strasse 21
60320 Frankfurt

E-mail: info@chaletflorian.de

Types of data processed:

  • Inventory data (for example, names, addresses).
  • Contact details (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
  • Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
  • Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Categories of persons concerned

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter referred to as „users“).

Purpose of processing

  • Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
  • Response to contact requests and communication with users.
  • Security measures.
  • Marketing.

Terms used
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject, User
Data subject or User is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
c) Processing
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
e) Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
h) Processor
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
i) Recipient
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
j) Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
k) Consent
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Applicable legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and performance of contractual measures as well as for answering inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Safety precautions

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR.

Such measures shall in particular include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transmission, security of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of rights of data subjects, deletion of data and reaction to endangerment of data. Furthermore, we already consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly presettings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR for contract fulfilment is necessary), if you have consented, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called „order processing contract“, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR. (see below)

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this only takes place if it occurs for the fulfilment of our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or leave the data in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. Process GDPR. This means, for example, processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA by the „Privacy Shield“) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called „standard contractual clauses“).

Rights of data subjects

  • You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerned are being processed and to request information about these data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you.
  • In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.
  • You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request its transmission to other persons responsible.
  • In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, they also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with future effect

Right of objection

You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and right of objection in direct advertising

Cookies are small files that are stored on the user’s computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his or her visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or „session cookies“ or „transient cookies“, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping basket in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies are referred to as „permanent“ or „persistent“ and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved when users visit it after several days. Likewise, the interests of users used for range measurement or marketing purposes may be stored in such a cookie. Third-party cookies“ are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only its cookies, they are referred to as „first-party cookies“).

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this within the framework of our data protection declaration.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for many of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage duration is 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 no. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 no. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

Business processing

Additionally we process

  • Contract data (for example, contract object, term, customer category).
  • Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)

from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Contractual services

We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as „contractual partners“) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR to provide our contractual or pre-contractual services to them. The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing, are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.

The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (e.g., names and addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g., services used, contract contents, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history).

We do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of a commissioned or contractual processing.

We process data which are necessary to justify and fulfil the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure, unless this is evident for the contractual partners. Disclosure to external persons or companies is only made if it is required within the framework of a contract. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the customer and the legal requirements.

When using our online services, we may store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. This data is stored on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as the users‘ interests in the protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. As a matter of principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR is required or there is a legal obligation in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. GDPR.

The data will be deleted if the data is no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or statutory duties of care or for the handling of any warranty or comparable obligations, whereby the necessity of storing the data is checked every three years; in all other respects, the statutory storage obligations apply.

External payment service providers

Upon express request, we also use external payment service providers through whose platforms the users and we can make payment transactions, e.g. Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full).

As part of the fulfilment of contracts, we suspend the payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR. Furthermore, we employ external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR to provide our users with effective and secure payment options.

The data processed by the payment service providers includes inventory data such as name and address, bank data such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums as well as contract, totals and recipient information. This information is required to execute the transactions. However, the data entered will only be processed and stored by the payment service providers. This means that we do not receive any account or credit card related information, but only information with confirmation or negative information about the payment. The data may be transferred by the payment service providers to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness. For this we refer to the terms and conditions and data protection information of the payment service providers.

For payment transactions, the terms and conditions and the data protection information of the respective payment service providers, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications, apply. We refer to these also for the purpose of further information and assertion of rights of revocation, information and other interested parties.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data within the framework of administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our private landlord activities, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, e.g. archiving. We process the same data that we process in the course of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Customers, prospects, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, thus tasks which serve the maintenance of our business activities, perception of our tasks and provision of our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information provided in these processing activities.

We disclose or transmit data to the tax authorities, consultants, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.

Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, event organisers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of making contact at a later date. We store this data, which is mainly company-related, permanently.

Hosting and e-mail

We, or our hosting provider IONOS, (1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, Deutschland; Website: https://www.ionos.de; Datenschutzerklärung: https://www.ionos.de/terms-gtc/terms-privacy) process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta- and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with. Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).

A sample of the order processing contract (ADV) with our hosting provider IONOS in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR can be found here:

The documentation of the technical and organizational measures of IONOS according to Art. 32 GDPR (TOM) can be found here:

A list of IONOS subcontractors can be found here:

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collect the following data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Integration of third-party services and content

Within our online offer, we make no representations or warranties of any kind based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) content or service offerings of third parties to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as „content“).

This always presupposes that the third party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as „web beacons“) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags“ can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.


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As far as we know, OpenStreetMap will only use the user’s data for the purpose of displaying the map functions and temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include in particular the IP addresses and location data of users, which, however, may not be collected without their consent (as a rule within the framework of the settings of their mobile devices). The data may be processed in the USA. For more information, please see the OpenStreetMap Privacy Policy.

Liability for Contents of Online Information:

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the German Tele-Media Law, we shall be responsible for any contents which we make available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. We make every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, we do not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. We shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. We reserve the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on our Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties:
This Internet site includes links to external pages. The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, we have reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If it is pointed out to us by others that an external offer to which there is a connection via a link from our site entails civil or criminal responsibility, then we will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. We expressly dissociate ourselves from such contents.

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