Mount Angel Tours

We are thrilled to have you here!
Whether you’re seeking consulting in intercultural communication, Chinese language services, or strategy and product development in a culturally diverse environment. We’re happy to assist you.




Founding of MAT
Supporting comercial clients at World Winter Sports Expo in Bejing

MAT assists invidual clients and small groups in facilitating individual travel in China through language and logistic support.

MAT supports a tourism study on Chinese individual tourists and participated in ICOT 19 in Braga (Portugal).

Due to a major shift in the tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, MAT shifts its focus on assisting industrial and commercial clients in intercultural communication and cultural literacy.

MAT works with a major Swiss industrial client in developing its communication and engagement strategy and actively supports its implementation.

MAT launches its new website.

Meet Karin

Karin Hess, founder of Mount Angel Tours GmbH, combines her comprehensive understanding of Chinese culture and intercultural competence with her deep central Swiss roots to offer bespoke tourism and consulting services. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and with an extensive academic background in Chinese Studies, Political Science, and Business Administration from the University of Zurich, University of Wuhan, Sciences Po in Paris and the London School of Economics, Karin is a skilled communicator and strategist. 

Karin’s professional experience spans from teaching skiing in her hometown of Engelberg—the inspiration for her company’s name—to serving as an Olympic Liaison Officer at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing during the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In this role, she enhanced international collaboration and cultural exchange through her coordination efforts. 

At Mount Angel Tours GmbH, headquartered in the scenic Swiss town of Alpnach, Karin emphasises sustainable and personalised tourism experiences that cater to individual preferences and ethical standards. Her professional portfolio also includes advising private sector stakeholders on intercultural communication strategies, ensuring that her clients receive knowledgeable and tailored advice.  

Karin’s dedication to promoting understanding and cooperation between Swiss and Chinese cultures makes Mount Angel Tours GmbH a leader in offering unforgettable, culturally rich services. 

Get in touch

Mount Angel Tours GmbH

Karin Andrea Hess

Sonnmattstrasse 4

CH-6055 Alpnach Dorf

UID: CHE-217.904.773