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Swiss Tryst

With Thomas Mann's most famous novel in hand, a couple takes to the magic mountains

Best Countries for Solo Travelers

Taking off on a journey alone? Have no fear. Here are the safest, friendliest countries for your solo adventure.

5 Great European Ski Chalets

From France to Switzerland, these great European ski chalets pair contemporary design with traditional winter charms.

World's Most Romantic Sunsets

Ten dazzling spots to share sundown—from mountaintops to sea islands and deserts dotted with giraffes.

Mountain Magic in the French Alps

Influenced as much by Disneyland as by classic resorts like Zermatt, a brand-new faux-Alpine ski village opens in—of all places—the French Alps.

Best High-Altitude Hotels

Catch amazing views at these sky-high mountain lodges and skyscraper hotels.

Alpine Lifts

Sleigh rides and schussing, haute cuisine and the Haute Route. Now more than ever, Europe's Alpine wonderlands are the perfect refuge. Here, 20 ski resorts...

Scaling the Heights with Ease

Scaling the heights of Switzerland, wineglass in hand, aboard the Glacier Express

25 Great Walks

T+L hits the trail in search of the best hikes in North America and Europe for everyday amblers

Ask T+L: Passports, Affordable Skiing, Oaxaca Dining

What's the best way to get my passport renewed in a hurry? —L.M., VIA E-MAIL If you live near one of the 13 major cities...
HOTELS

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

This classically Alpine hotel overlooks the valley and boasts indoor and outdoor pools as well as stirring views of the Matterhorn. more ›


RESTAURANTS

Restaurant Zum See

Sit at a table on the a lovely terrace and enjoy a heaping late of Rösti, fried grated potatoes topped with bacon, ham, or salmon. more ›


ACTIVITIES

Riffelsee Trail

The Riffelsee Trail, a climb of less than an hour, leads to a clear lake that perfectly reflects the Matterhorn to the southwest. more ›


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