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4 Romantic Holiday Destinations in Switzerland

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Swiss Quality Hotel - St. MoritzIt’s hard to imagine taking a vacation in Switzerland for more than romantic reasons despite the fact that it is one of Europe’s primary holiday and vacation destinations. The ideal vacation for lovers or honeymooners awaits you in this country that is renowned for its beautiful mountainous landscapes and winter sports events. The many cabins and chalets at the various mountain resorts, the history, and the culture – all of this spells the epitome of a romantic holiday or vacation. The following 4 destinations are the most recommended ones for a romantic holiday or vacation when visiting Switzerland.

1. Arosa

Arosa is less costly than St. Moritz, but it is slightly less elegant as well. It is nearly the highest elevation (1,800m/5,904 ft.) ski resort in Switzerland. But make no mistake about it. You may want to consider planning your romantic getaway during the summer months when the network of hiking trails meander up the mountainside to the lush forests and the numerous small lakes. When the hiking tires you out there are a variety of cable cars that can transport you and your significant other up to those alpine heights and the dynamic scenery.

2. Gstaad

Gstaad is one of Europe’s winter capitals in the glitterati and lies at the 4-way junction of alpine valleys about half way from the Bernese Oberland and the Vaud Alps. If it’s excellent skiing and high style that you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. All of the hotels in Gstaad seem have cozy, warm bedrooms, fireplaces, and plenty of Schnapps to set a romantic mood, so you don’t have to break your budget finding lodging to equate to your needs.

3. Mürren

Mürren is so isolated (not a bad thing) and the only access is either by cable car or the cog railway. It is situated on a rocky, higher-elevation ledge perched hundreds of feet above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. There is a smattering of chalet-type hotels here for what has proven to be very cost-effective lodging. Additionally, there are exceptional hiking and skiing trails as well as the spectacular panoramas over the Bernese Oberland Mountains.

4. Verbier

Ringed with fabulous ski slopes, Verbier (Four Valleys ski area) is one of the most romantic settings anywhere in Switzerland, sitting at the bottom of an immense alpine bowl ringed with hiking and skiing trails. Despite the fact that Verbier entertains many English-speaking visitors, it is unmistakably French and the atmosphere is very unpretentious as well. There is no end to the fun that you can have here in this mountain setting, and whether or not you brought your own romance with you or not, you’re apt to find it in Verbier and enjoy every moment of your stay in one of the romantic chalets.

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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