«Why look so far afield when there is so much close at hand?» If anyone can claim to espouse this piece of wisdom, it is Luisa and August Minikus. Born in eastern Switzerland, they travelled the world from a young age. After her aducation as hotel specialist assistant and some trips abroad, she was Flight Attendant over 15 years at the former Swissair.

After completing his apprenticeship at Lake Constance and some stations in Switzerland, August Minikus soon set off to Southeast Asia. He perfected his cooking skills in the Philippines and Australia.

1998 their common way led to Arbon. Until December 2012 August and Luisa Minikus brought the Restaurant Römerhof to the culinary tip of Switzerland.

2013 this level is not only maintained in the Mammertsberg. August Minikus further enhances the sophistication of his kitchen. With creativity, passion – and the vision of a world traveler.

2014 Mammertsberg became a member of the international hotel association Relais & Châteaux.

2015 awarded the Guide Michelin – August Minikus with a star.

History & architecture

For 104 years, this impressive country house in an ideal setting has looked out over Lake Constance, the Appenzell Alps and the Canton of Thurgau. The cantonal authority responsible for the preservation of historical monuments deemed the Mammertsberg a “valuable” property and provided the establishment with constructive assistance during
the two-year renovation period from 2011 to 2013.

Tilla Theus, the Swiss architect responsible for the renovation work who, among other things, designed the new FIFA headquarters in Zurich and was responsible for the reconstruction of the five-star Hotel Castello del Sole in Ascona, wanted to return the house to its original form and aesthetics following the various alterations of previous decades. Using old photos and postcards, the painted roof and facades were restored to their former glory while the roof tower,
destroyed by fire, was also rebuilt.

The old character of the original building is heightened by the entirely different form and persona of the new Monolith building. In the shade of bamboo canes, the passageway between the old and new buildings also houses
the establishment’s award-winning open kitchen.

Job offers

> Chef de Rang m/w

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August Minikus is looking forward to your application and in case of questions she is likely at your disposal.

Access & contact

Only quarter of an hour outside St Gallen, the Mammertsberg can be reached quickly and easily by both car and public transport.

There are parking spaces in front of the building for private cars.
From the directly opposite train station «Roggwil-Berg» there are trains and S-Bahn trains every hour to St. Gallen and Romanshorn.

Relais & Châteaux Mammertsberg
Bahnhofstrasse 28
9306 Freidorf

+41 71 455 28 28