Having heard quite a bit about hotel Château d’Ouchy over the years, I’d always wanted to spend a night as a princess in that castle by Lake Geneva with a history that dates to the 12th century. So, what did I find out when I finally made it there? The Château also once did duty as a prison!
Recently, we lifted our heads and sniffed fresh mountain air again. Since we are not what you would call “hard core hikers,” we had settled for a simple walking tour in the Alpstein mountain range in Appenzell Canton. Once again, the beauty of these mountains and the lake they call Seealpsee just blew us away!
We surely have no shortage of mountain lakes in Switzerland. Granted, they’re not always easy to reach — or it may at least take a respectable hike first. Not so in the case of Lake Cresta and Lake Cauma! Let us show you here how to navigate to them for your mountain waterside enjoyment:
It only takes about a half hour’s drive from the Vilnius city center to reach Trakai and its fairytale water castle.
We tested: New hiking shoes by Mammut. The test took us to, on, and high above the Walensee…
I was ready for an unforgettable weekend at Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron. But what I ultimately experienced, discovered and tasted exceeded all my expectations.
The hotel’s name says it all: Surrounded by its magnificent park-like grounds, the renowned Park Weggis resides right on the shore of Lake Lucerne. With private lake access, beachfront and boat dock, and a stunning vista of the Rigi and the Swiss Central Alps, the hotel grounds instill a pure Riviera feeling!
Sitting above the water by the shore of Lake Neuchâtel is a lake-dwelling settlement for our times: Hotel Palafitte here celebrates exclusive Riviera excellence of the highest level. Be prepared for something like this:
If you’re ok with taking public transit and want to treat yourself to an easy walking tour: Take the Mount Rigi cogwheel railway to grab a little sample of beautiful Lake Lucerne around Lucerne and Vitznau!
From its prominent site on the shore of Lake Geneva in Vevey, the Relais & Chateau Grand Hotel du Lac looks out upon a magnificent panorama of lake and Alps.
Built in elegant country house style, the Hotel Le Vieux Manoir by Relais & Châteaux is located in a large park in the Bernese Seeland directly on the shores of picturesque Lake Murten. If you are looking for genuine calm and gastronomic flights of fancy, take a closer look at this gem…
The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Beau Rivage Neuchâtel stands in the heart of Swiss watch country. Located on the popular lake promenade Esplanade du Mont-Blanc, it features spacious rooms and a superb gourmet restaurant…