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Healthy Living in the Alps : The Origins of Winter Tourism in Switzerland, 1860-1914, Paperback / softback Book

Healthy Living in the Alps : The Origins of Winter Tourism in Switzerland, 1860-1914 Paperback / softback

Part of the Studies in Popular Culture series


Healthy living in the Alps examines the relationship between the search for relief from respiratory diseases, such as tuberculosis, in high alpine resorts and the development in the same places of winter sports tourism. The first winter visitors to the Swiss Alps began to arrive in the 1860s and were encouraged to take outdoor exercise as part of their cure regime.

They also had healthy visitors and companions who sought recreation while the invalids were resting as part of the sanatoria routine.

Demonstrating that this is not just part of the history of Switzerland but of Britain too, biographical backgrounds of British visitors to the resorts give depth and context to a history of health and winter sports tourism by looking at the kind of people who would spend months of the year in the Alps.

A discussion of the application of modern technologies creates an overall view of the growth of health and sports tourism in Switzerland. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 220 pages, Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780719095658

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