The Most Romantic Experiences in Switzerland
After an arduous day on the Swiss ski slopes, the steaming outdoor spas of Les Bains de Lavey and Bogn Engiadina are a romantic way to unwind with a loved one. Romantic apres-ski fun in Switzerland doesn’t come much more intimate than a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the glitzy resorts of Zermatt and St Moritz. And summer romance in Switzerland blossoms around the shores of Lake Geneva or down the secluded trails of the Bavona Valley.
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 help to keep all the celebrity visitors entertained.
Foroglio, 6690 Cevio, Switzerland
The Bavona Valley, in the Swiss-Italian region, is a true exhibition of nature’s power. There are many walking paths through meadows, and trails alongside rivers are interwoven between fascinating rock formations. Make sure you see the 80-meter waterfall, which is located in the delightful Foroglio valley. In the Swiss-French valley of Solalex, paths wind their way up the mountains to breath-taking viewpoints at its peaks. The views are reminiscent of the North American Rockies and you can often see eagles circling. Trails leading through conifer woods are popular, especially under the stars in winter with snow shoes.
With well over a thousand lakes, Switzerland is blessed with its fair share of stunning bodies of water. The most extensive, however, is Lake Geneva (also known as Lac Léman), where you can bask in seductive views and amazing sunsets. It’s practically impossible to take your eyes off the shimmering water when driving down the mountainside or gazing out a train window, especially in the upper regions of Montreaux and Vevey. Other recommended viewing points include the banks of Lausanne, where bobbing swans and crystal-clear water calm the soul, and the Château de Chillon, a castle three miles from Montreux. Of course, you could also enjoy the views from the lake itself, where steam boats, ferries, and private yachts roam freely.
Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland
We were only in Geneva for a day, but we were told to take a unique photo with this fountain by our friends and this is what we came up with! While Geneva was overwhelmingly expensive for 2 college students backpacking, it was worth the trip to see the lake. It was a sunny day with the perfect blue sky to white cloud ratio. We picnic’d on the rocks with wine, cheese, bread, and meat with a long lost friend. I would love to go back and do some real exploring one day.
Reusssteg 9, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
Restaurant Nix’s is located directly on the lakefront in Lucerne in a historic building that dates back to the 16th century. Featuring Continental cuisine with an Austrian influence, Nix’s prides itself on fresh, local ingredients and seasonal menu. For the fall, for example, menu items include pumpkin beer soup with dumplings, oven braised rabbit stew, deer schnitzel with saffron noodles, and an autumnal salad with roasted wild mushrooms. The restaurant has a beautiful terrace that abuts Lake Lucerne - a beautiful spot for a bottle of wine while watching the sun set.