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American or UK style bed anywhere?

Hello,
We are looking to buy a high bed. I think are better chances are in Germany. Do you know of any stores or any shopping centers either in Switzerland or Germany?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

What is a high bed ? Are American beds significantly higher than the european equivelant ?

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We are looking to buy a high bed. I think are better chances are in Germany. Do you know of any stores or any shopping centers either in Switzerland or Germany?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: American style bed anywhere?

Yes, they are much higher. Either their base is higher or they require a mattress/box spring.
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Ah... OK. I prefer to collapse onto my bed. Any night time activity in my house doesn't involve scaling the north-face of the divan...

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Re: American style bed anywhere?

these people

http://www.hastens.com/

just opened a shop close to where I work.
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

I looked into getting an American style bed when I first moved to Zurich. One option was to buy a "Heavenly Bed" from the Westin Hotel. It is extremely comfortable and lots of great accessories. It is a little pricey. If you go to the Westin.com site, you can find a section for European buyers. Sheraton and the W Hotel, are also owned by same company, and have their versions for sale.

There are several long threads at www.fatwallet.com on all of these beds. Go to the sight and use the search function on Heavenly Bed or W Bed.
Or you could start here: http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/625405

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Re: American style bed anywhere?

You could look into the Dux bed. THey include a box spring & matress.
http://www.duxiana.se
There are several stores in Switzerland that carry them. THere are also some hotels where you can try them.
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

DavidA, Bartholemew, fduvall and miniMia,
Thank you all!
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

I know a second hand bed that is for sale, but it is in the Black Forrest in Germany (about 50 mins drive from Basel). It would not be available until end of July though. Our friends only want a small amount of money for it.

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Re: American style bed anywhere?

Thank you!
How old is it and is it possible to get a picture of it?
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I know a second hand bed that is for sale, but it is in the Black Forrest in Germany (about 50 mins drive from Basel). It would not be available until end of July though. Our friends only want a small amount of money for it.

Happy looking.
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

We are seeing our friends tonight so will ask them those questions. Will let you know later tonight.
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

Hi Ama, Have spoken to our friends. Beds are too old! They need to be pensioned off! Sorry if I got your hopes up!
All the best trying to find something suitable. Beds are very important pieces of furniture!!
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

If you buy an American size bed here, you won't be able to find the correct size fitted sheet in most linen departments, since the mattress size is different than the European...something to consider. Unless of course you already have the sheets and are just looking for the bed.
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

Sofitel sells also their beds:
http://eu.soboutique-hotelsathome.com/EN/default.htm
The beds are just awsome.
If i remember correctly, they were not horribly expensive. Soboutique is also kind enough to make availabe special fitted linen for those beds....
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

Ikea in CH has box spring mattresses 28cm high. Not sure about the quality though.

http://www.handel.help.ch/extlinkout...&key=91387&e=j
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Re: American style bed anywhere?

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We are looking to buy a high bed. I think are better chances are in Germany. Do you know of any stores or any shopping centers either in Switzerland or Germany?

Thank you in advance!
I too searched for the american type bed and found that in IKEA. Look for "Sultan" series of bed with springs, it was the nearest one I could find. The mattress too was of "Sultan" series with springs.

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Re: American style bed anywhere?

Thank you so much for getting in touch and checking - appreciated!
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Hi Ama, Have spoken to our friends. Beds are too old! They need to be pensioned off! Sorry if I got your hopes up!
All the best trying to find something suitable. Beds are very important pieces of furniture!!
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High Beds, Thick Mattresses?

Hello everybody,

I'm originally from Switzerland, but lived in the US for the second half of my life and I very much got used to the HIGH BEDS and thick mattresses.


I cannot stand these low beds, and thin mattresses. Might as well put a mattress on the floor than to sleep on one of these strange objects!

Ok to my questions! Can anyone relate to me here? Does anybody know where they sell American Beds, high off the floor and THICK nice king size mattresses?

I greatly appreciate any feedback and hope you all have a great weekend!

/nev
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Re: High Beds, Thick Mattresses?

god i hope we dont encounter this... we will be staying in Zurich a few days and i would hate to sleep on a low bed with a thin mattress as much as having a thin feather pillow. is this the standard there? should i look for an american chain hotel there such as hyatt or hilton?
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Hello everybody,

I'm originally from Switzerland, but lived in the US for the second half of my life and I very much got used to the HIGH BEDS and thick mattresses.


I cannot stand these low beds, and thin mattresses. Might as well put a mattress on the floor than to sleep on one of these strange objects!

Ok to my questions! Can anyone relate to me here? Does anybody know where they sell American Beds, high off the floor and THICK nice king size mattresses?

I greatly appreciate any feedback and hope you all have a great weekend!

/nev
Morning Nev, do not fear, info can be found here : Mattresses: U.S. vs. Swiss

& over here : http://www.englishforum.ch/other-gen...-anywhere.html

As for Mr Waxy from Chicago, Switzerland is not the third world .... do you have a passport ?
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