The inspiring history surrounding Villa Tägermoos is closely linked to its location in the Swiss-German border region. In 1245, the Tägermoos was first mentioned in a document. This is a 1.55 km² area in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland between the outskirts of the German city of Constance and the Swiss municipality of Tägerwilen.
Decision on a state treaty against the background of years of disputes about the course of the border. This gives the Tägermoos a special status politically, legally and administratively: although belonging to Switzerland, the area is a district of the German city of Constance.
Switzerland strives to build its own customs house. In order to realize the building, the land of the city of Constance is forcibly expropriated by Switzerland. Subsequently, the customs house, today's Villa Tägermoos, is built on this land.
The building is used as a customs house and administrative building of the Federal Customs Authority. At the same time, the authority's employees find a home in the rooms on the upper floor.
Only a few hundred meters away from the "Old Customs House", the authority moves into a contemporary customs house. From now on, the old building will function only as an administrative building for the Federal Customs Administration and as a place of residence for the employees of the customs authority.
The building is acquired by the Tägerwil entrepreneur Christian H. Rosenberg and given a new lease of life. In cooperation with the Office for the Protection of Historical Monuments of the Canton of Thurgau, the "Old Customs House" is extensively renovated and expanded. At the same time, it is renamed "Villa Tägermoos".
Since summer 2019, Villa Tägermoos has served as a vacation residence for short- and long-term guests as well as an office building for the special-interest publishing house "Medienbotschaft". A total of 8 serviced apartments with a size of approx. 30 sq.m await visitors.
The Villa Tägermoos is now officially managed by the Trompeterschlössle Hotel & Résidence am Seerhein, which has also been retreaded.
Trompeterschlössle Hotel & Résidence
Konstanzerstrasse 123, CH-8274 Tägerwilen
phone +41 71 669 31 31
The Trompeterschlössle Hotel & Résidence is located 1 km from the old town of Constance and benefits from a tranquil garden with a terrace. All rooms and apartments come with free Wi-Fi. The Trompeterschlössle Hotel & Résidence is set to reopen after a thorough renovation in May 2021. The bright rooms are decorated in the style of a Scottish country house and feature box-spring beds. You can also look forward to a seating area, flat-screen TV and a bathroom with a hairdryer. All rooms and apartments are quietly located facing the lake (Lake Constance) or the park. The hotel offers private parking for a small daily fee. In the morning, you can help yourself to the breakfast buffet that offers lots of freshly prepared foods on daily basis. The Hotel Trompeterschlössle is located in the municipality of Tägerwilen, right on the German-Swiss border.