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How to Live the Alpine High Life

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Whether you break for bubbly on the slopes, spend the day at a luxurious spa, or shop for one of the world’s finest watches, you’ll find the Alpine high life almost impossible to leave.
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Lomattenstrasse 6, 3906 Saas-Fee, Switzerland
One of the highlights of any Swiss sojourn should be relaxing and rejuvenating at a luxurious spa, surrounded by the stunning Alps. At Peak Health in Saas-Fee, you can go one step further with a retreat to fully refresh your body. With help from...
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Freihaus 4, 83707 Bad Wiessee, Germany
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To truly live the Alpine life in Germany, you must dine on authentic Bavarian fare surrounded by majestic mountains. Freihaus Brenner am Tegernsee offers your best chance to do so—with a five-star finish to boot. Here, spectacular views over...
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Bahnhofstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Few Alpine resorts satisfy shopaholics like glitzy Zermatt. Located at the base of the towering Matterhorn, the Swiss town boasts everything from top-notch jewelry stores to boutiques filled with world-class watches. For some of the best shopping,...
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Schlossgass 77, 7414 Fürstenau, Switzerland
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There’s no shortage of world-class restaurants in Switzerland but a few stand out for their exquisite culinary experience. With three Michelin stars to its name, Schauenstein Schloss is such a place. Housed in a tiny, renovated castle in...
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St Moritz, Switzerland
In a country full of swanky resort towns, St. Moritz takes the crown with its wide array of five-star hotels, designer stores, and award-winning restaurants. The town is also home to such exciting activities as skijoring and ice cricket, which...
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Salzburg, Austria
There’s nothing quite as magical as a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy wonderland that is the Alps in winter. For the most romantic option, head to Salzburg and take a ride through the Salzach River Valley, past snow-topped Alpine...
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3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This champagne bar looks like a mirage as you're coming down the last stretch of the narrow Sunnega run back into Zermatt. A classic après-ski spot, it’s where the local instructors gather at day’s end. The Cuban-born bartender...
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6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria
As one of Austria’s most prestigious Alpine resort towns, Kitzbühel has a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous. However, you don’t have to be wealthy or well-known to enjoy winter here. Medieval Kitzbühel...
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Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
Few sights encapsulate the magical feel of the Bavarian Alps like Neuschwanstein Castle. The impressive towers, vast halls, and mountain-top setting bring out your inner child, transporting you back to a time of bedtime stories and...