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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
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Hotel and restaurant in a village. Krone Regensberg is an impressive house, rich in history yet perfectly contemporary. In the village of Regensberg, it stands like a natural fortress perched on the sloping vineyards of the Jura Mountains. Solid wood floors and dry stone walls structure the spaces. In the nine suites, handcrafted materials, along with the pieces from the furniture collection, produce a comfortable and modern decor. The attention given by Marion Ernst, the Maître de Maison, adds to Krone’s charm and intimacy. At the restaurant, the sophisticated menu is nourished by influences from around the world and made all the more delicious by the stunning views over the Swiss Alps. ... Learn moreless
Relatively unknown, Regensberg is one of the best preserved medieval villages in Switzerland. Clinging to the eastern slopes of the Jura mountain range, it is dominated by an astonishing 13th century circular donjon. From there, the view over the surrounding hills takes in a vast landscape of vines. It was, incidentally, the wine reserves which saved the village from a terrible fire in 1540. So, we can still walk under the beautiful half-timbered houses…
Opened in 1910, considered as one of the most prestigious museums in Switzerland, the Museum for Modern Art in Zürich houses rare works by Chagall and Rodin but also Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. Its Giacometti and Munch collections are amongst the most important in the world. The museum allows you to immerse yourself in Swiss painting with the paintings of Hodler and Vallotton.
Rieterpark, Rietberg Museum, and its three villas located around Lake Zurich, date from 1855. Covering some 17 acres and boasting trees over 150 years old, Rieterpark is the most majestic museum park in the city. Having admired treasures from Asia, Africa, America, and Oceania at the museum, you can pick up a picnic basket prepared by the museum’s café and find a spot in the park from which to enjoy the stunning Glarus Alps on the horizon.
Hotel and restaurant on a lake. This hundred-year-old mansion proudly overlooking Lake Constance has rediscovered its former glories through meticulous renovation and some modern features. August Minikus and his wife combine their talents of chef and sommelier to offer a unique experience in a welcoming setting. The dishes are composed as works of art and wines are expertly paired with the menu. The guest rooms can be accessed by a glazed lift. In the Esprit Lounge lovers of smoke and spirits can savour a cigar. ... Learn moreless
Established in the 9th century, this monastic library is one of the most magnificent medieval libraries in the world. The impressive room was built in the second half of the 18th century and as a "perfect example of a great Carolingian monastery", declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anyone visiting for the first time will be blown away by its majestic beauty. Annual themed exhibitions display manuscripts and other documents chronicling the monks’ lives.
Hotel and restaurant in the country. This remarkable family hotel surrounded by an idyllic park, offers panoramic views of Vaduz Castle, the Alps and the neighbouring vineyards. Only a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, as a piece of heaven on earth for all those in search of exceptional culinary experiences as well as dolce far niente in a unique atmosphere, it guarantees a fabulous stay in the heart of Europe. The rooms and suites boast an extravagant decoration and the spa remains the largest of the Alps. ... Learn moreless
This is a display for young and old. Eagles, falcons and owls fly and land in a second just inches from your shoulder, which is wonderful and frightening all at once. The falconer's commentary aids better understanding of the world, beauty and sharpness of birds of prey.
After walking around Werdenberg lake, head for the castle silhouetted against the mountains. Built in the 13th century by the Counts of Montfort, it offers unique insight into the history of the lords and their subjects through the ages. It currently houses the Rhine museum and an array of weapons. In the village, Maison aux Serpents on the lakeside shows how the locals used to live life up until the 1960s.
Those who like fortified castles and hiking are sure to enjoy this 14 mile trail, offering wonderful views across the St. Gallen Rhine Valley. From Werdenberg Castle, head to Sargans Castle, erected on a rocky outcrop. On the way, you’ll come across Altendorf windmill and the ruins of Wartau Castle, before arriving in Magletsch. Stop by the renowned open-air café at Sargans Castle for refreshments before setting off to visit the 12th century citadel.
Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. Located in eastern Switzerland, in the internationally renowned spa resort of Bad Ragaz, Palais Bad Ragaz is an ode to wellness and the virtues of thermal water. The rooms look positively princely with stucco and marble both lending their magnificence to this historic building from the 19th century. In this region of Heidiland, outdoor activities such as skiing, mountain biking and golf make for thrilling and relaxing experiences. Gourmets and wine lovers alike will be pleased to discover two restaurants, Zollstube and IGNIV, to satisfy their every desire. ... Learn moreless
Around Malans, a small village in Grisons, is the refuge of Martin Donatsch, two-time world champion producer of pinot noir. Following in the footsteps of his father Thomas - who was a pioneer of wine-growing in Switzerland - Martin frees himself from the trends in order to follow his inspiration and his own path. Feel free to take the cellar tour followed by a wine-tasting. Heidi - Martin's mum - owns a small tavern (Ochsen) on the property where she serves really simple roasting sausages and Bünderfleisch along with a glass of wine. Sheer delight.
Located at 1,700 feet above sea level, this exceptional course (18 holes, PAR 70) snakes through some beautiful surroundings. Golf Club Bad Ragaz is one of these longstanding clubs with well-tended fairways and greens, not to mention natural obstacles and stunning mountain scenery.
In the deepest of the narrow gorges carved into the rock by the Tamina river are the ancient thermal baths of Pfäfers. Right where the hot spring originates is an old convent in the Baroque style. It houses the thermal spa, where visitors of the time would have enjoyed the benefits of the 97.7°F water. The walk to the Paracelsus Museum along the path between walls measuring 230 feet deep is enjoyable in itself.
Pizol hut on the edge of Wangsersee lake is the start point for an excursion that takes in one of the most impressive views in Switzerland. The Pizol glacier and the five deep blue lakes lend themselves perfectly to moments of deep contemplation. Beyond Wildseeluggen Mountain, you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views across eastern Switzerland, the Grison Alps, and Austria.The cairns on the banks of these lakes, with evocative names such as Schottensee, Schwarzsee, Wildsee and Baschalvasee, will guide your way until you reach Alp Gaffia.
Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. Arosa Kulm, a grand hotel at the heart of Graubünden, is the dream stay for families and generations. Practicing winter sports or alpine hiking, our guests settle into their habits. They love to come back every year, seduced by the quality of the six restaurants and the modern interior decoration, with its touches of vivid colours, opening up to majestic scenery. The rooms are spacious; their clear lines are filled with light. The large and attentive staff adds to the family spirit. With its panorama view, the spa is superb; at the edge of its stainless steel pool, whose soft and deep colours are evocative of a mountain lake, you find wellbeing for your body and soul. ... Learn moreless
Famous for its economic forum, Davos and Klosters share superb facilities for skiers and snowboarders. You have access to 300 kilometres of runs across six ski areas. Cross-country skiers can enjoy 150 km of classic tracks, and those set up for skating. On site there are also runs totally dedicated to toboggans and one of the hugest natural ice rinks on the continent. You come across skaters as well as small groups of people armed with brooms. These are the curlers - an Olympic sport...