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Flavors of the Alps

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For the culinary minded traveler, the Alps offers surprising, and surprisingly delicious, dishes to savor. Here are six items to place on your must-order list.
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Münsterhof 8, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
In 2016, the first Zurich Food Festival helped announce to the world something that the Swiss had long known-the country's largest city has emerged as an exciting culinary capital. The Food Market at the Jelmoli department store lets visitors...
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Dorf 711, 9063 Stein, Switzerland
Ninety minutes northeast of Zurich are the dueling cantons of Appenzell—one predominantly Protestant and the other mostly Catholic. Both are known for their melancholy yodeling, beer, and creamy Appenzeller cheese. In the village of Stein,...
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Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Germany
An hour from Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen sits at the base of Germany's tallest mountain (Zugspitze, with an altitude of 9,718 feet). The peak can also boast that it is home to Germany's highest restaurant.

The culinary heights aren't all about...
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am Stadtplatz 10, 5730 Mittersill, Austria
The region surrounding the Austrian city of Salzburg will look familiar to anyone who has ever watched The Sound of Music—even if you only made it through the opening scene with Julie Andrew bursting into song atop the unbelievably green...
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Brodgasse 13, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
The birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg sits along the Salzach River at the northern edge of the Alps, and is a showcase of remarkably well-preserved Baroque architecture. It's a city of glittering palaces and monumental churches-you'll soon understand...
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Am Brückenfuß 1-3, 93059 Regensburg, Germany
Like Salzburg, Regensburg's old town is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, though here many of the most notable buildings are earlier than the Baroque wonders of the Austrian city. The Bavarian city sat on key trading routes during the Middle...