Melchsee-Frutt is a mountain resort village in Switzerland. It is located near the lake Melchsee, in the municipality of Kerns. Melchsee-Frutt is located at 1,920 metres (6,300 ft) above sea level and is the heart of the resort. The main attractions of this resort are alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, paragliding and fishing. The village is accessible by car during the summer, but with some time restrictions. It can also be reached by use of a gondola lift.
In the heart of Switzerland lies Obwalden, one of the oldest cantons in Switzerland. Together with Nidwalden, Obwalden was part of the forest canton of Unterwalden, one of the three participants in the foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy, named in the Pact of Brunnen of 1315 with Uri and Schwyz. The division of Unterwalden into two separate territories, Nidwalden and Obwalden, appears to develop over the course of the 14th and 15th centuries.
In 1941, during World War II, the state government has built a hospital facility in Melchtal. The base hospital will initially be managed by the Armed Forces Pharmacy Bern, only since 1945, with the war going on the administration to the Federal arsenal of Sarnen.
From 1949 to manage the leased building, in addition to the usual occupation by military forces, to the Belgian holiday camp “Intersoc”. From 1975, the era of disability sports camps followed. Nursing staff of the army was responsible for the care.
Only many years later, after 1976, a new building was constructed with large kitchen, Truppenlager wrote again national history. In the Balkans there is war. Adolf Ogi was currently President. On the occasion, he founded a charity with the slogan “A Heart for Children”. 100 war-traumatized children from the Balkans will be able to experience for 14 days holiday and peace in Switzerland. So the first two camps were held in Truppenlager Melchtal.