This is a public service announcement for past, current, and future guests of the InterContinental Berchtesgaden. This is one of my favorite hotels in the world, and the views from the hotel are stunning. Well, for the most part.
The hotel has a pretty awesome design whereby all the rooms face the center courtyard and surrounding mountains. That’s great, except for the fact that if you’re on one side of the hotel you can literally see into every single room on the other side of the hotel, unless the curtains are shut.
I’m not a (total) prude and I have no problem with nudity at clothing optional places. But I’ve seen at least a dozen people today alone walk onto their balconies wearing nothing but their birthday suit (and we won’t even talk about the number of rooms in which I’ve seen “stuff” going on). I think most people don’t realize just how “visible” the balconies are, because just about everyone has had the same reaction — they walk onto the balcony for 30 seconds without looking up, then realize how easy it is for everyone to see them, and then run inside and shut the curtains.
Anyway, just a PSA, before I go blind…