Valentine’s Day is one of the most famous events on February 14. Especially in English-speaking countries. Today is the symbolic day that lovers express their love by offering red roses, as well as offering sweets and holiday cards. This day is also closely related to romance, love, and gospel. The medieval writers expressed their love on this day.
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Here are our Top 5 romantic places to visit in Switzerland this Valentine’s Day:
5 – Visit the medieval city of Bern
Bern, being the capital city of Switzerland, with its cobbled streets and medieval architecture is “perhaps the most immediately charming” Swiss city. The Swiss capital and home to the parliament overlooks the views of the Bernese Alps and rooftops of the Old Town, which are said to be the most beautiful (and romantic) in Europe. History and art enthusiasts will appreciate the small but interesting Einstein museums as well as the gothic “Münster” Cathedral, which has the highest spire in Switzerland and is recognized by UNESCO.
4 – Exploring Zurich – a chocolate lover’s paradise
Zurich is the largest and oldest city in Switzerland, located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich, is a destination for nature lovers who enjoy finer things in life in a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors in the city can enjoy over 500 km of hiking trails, more than 250 km of biking routes, and embark on romantic walks around lake Zurich. Those looking for the ultimate chocolate experience could take a tour at some of the renowned chocolate stores such as Sprungli or Läderach. The city is overflowing with coffee and chocolate shops with ample tasting opportunities for the romantic sweet tooth. There is so much more, visitors can also enjoy activities such as carriage rides over the Gotthard, and steam engine rides over the Furka Pass, as well as leave ‘love padlocks’ on the Muhlesteg footbridge.
3 – Stay at Zermatt – Swiss’s luxurious romantic landmark
Overwhelming and mystical, the ancient fairytale Swiss village of Zermatt will accompany you throughout your romantic escape. Romance in Zermatt can be found in many types of dining spots from village cafes to hillside restaurants with traditional dishes and large sunny terraces such as Findelhof or Zum. There is the Gitz-Gädi for rustic atmosphere, The Time Out Sportsbar, and Grill for sporting events and The Schwarzsee Restaurant with live music daily. A romantic excursion that will also add to the passion is snuggling up during a 33 minute ride in the Gornergrat train, Switzerland’s first electric rack railway and Europe’s highest open-air railway to the Kulmhotel Gornergrat, situated at over 10’000 ft altitude.
2 – Trip to the Matterhorn Mountain of Mountains
The Matterhorn Mountain is situated in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland and overlooks the small town of Zermatt. Matterhorn is a pyramidal shaped colossus, standing at a skyline dominating 4478 meters, the roughly chiseled rock pyramid of the Matterhorn serves as a defining geographical landmark – after all, it was made internationally known by the Toblerone chocolate. With a near-perfect triangle, its absolute symmetry defines the exquisite nature of this beautiful mountain. Devouring pieces of Toblerone chocolate as you climb through the Matterhorn Mountain is the combination of scenic beauty, wonderful taste, and exceptionally romantic experience.
1 – Culinary Excursion at Lake Zug
Lake Zug is the 10th largest lake in Switzerland and lies at the heart of Central Switzerland in the cantons of Zug, Schwyz, and Lucerne. Nestled in an enchanting landscape of gently rolling hills, this beautiful region offers a wide range of hiking, cycling, and skating options. All of these can be perfectly combined with a romantic culinary excursion on Lake Zug, for example on the Sushi Cruise, the Dessert Cruise or the Crêpes Cruise.
So, What do you give your partner on Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments section below.