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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Guest Post: Falling in Love all over again in Switzerland

Think of Switzerland and your mind could be transported to any number of places: idyllic flower covered hills inhabited by bell-wearing cows; snow-capped mountains; opulent modern cities; all of these still play a part in contemporary Switzerland. Flights to Basel, Switzerland’s most populous city, open up a world of beautiful scenery and romantic getaways, making Switzerland one of the most romantic destinations for couples both young and old.

Switzerland has a number of fantastic and romantic regions, but many of them are to be found in the mountains: resorts here are so isolated that couples have nothing to distract their attention away from each other, offering the optimum conditions for a romantic break you’ll never forget.

Mürren, for example, is accessible only by cog railway or cable car and is perched hundreds of feet above the beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley. With just a smattering of chalets on offer, Mürren is quiet and still to the point that it looks like something that you might see on a postcard rather than in real life. Skiing here is still fantastic, so if you and your significant other are snow bunnies there are few better places to go.

If you prefer something a little less remote, Zurich provides all of the romance of a lonely log cabin with added sophistication. The town is one of the most highly acclaimed tourist destinations in the world and offers a delectable blend of history and modernity that allows you to slip in and out of a romantic reverie. Zurich may be full of banks, but it’s most romantic is most definitely the one surrounding Lake Zurich. Couples can rent paddle boats and tour the city from the water or can hop on one of the tour boats that will take you out to view the breath taking vistas in nearby villages.

This is just a small sampling of what Switzerland has to offer couples looking for the ultimate romantic getaway this winter, but hopefully it will have whet your appetite to find out more.



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