Getting married and hoping for a honeymoon that’s out-of-the-box, but also beautiful and exciting? With this itinerary, you can turn a European vacation into the ultimate adventurous honeymoon through the European Alps. The European Alps are incredibly scenic, easy to travel through, and full of new and exciting sights, cities, and activities. Planning a road trip? Refer to this awesome itinerary. This Absolutely Alps video will give you a taste of what it’s like! Here, however, we have detailed just where you need to visit and why. These places will have you and your new spouse checking things off your bucket list…
First, for a quintessential ‘Absolutely Alps’ trip, you have to be sure to visit all three countries in the European Alps; Switzerland, Germany, Austria. Each country offers different culture, cuisine, and hospitality that’s unique so you have to hit them all! Here is where you should go in each place for optimal adventure and 9 fun facts to read before you go.
Switzerland is the place most people think of when the think of the Alps – and rightfully so! The incredible Mountain range fills this country with beauty. However, the villages and cities within it have much more to offer than scenery! Here are a few you absolutely must visit along the way.
Head to Interlaken for ski lifts, cable cars, and spectacular views. Then head on to Zermatt and take a funicular up to view the famous Matterhorn peak. Finally take The Centovalli Railway from Ascona over breathtaking bridges and see cascading waterfalls and deep gorges and crevices. In addition to these stops, you can’t miss these 9 best hidden gems along the way!
Austria is full of charm! Here, you will find largely untouched towns that hold fast to Austrian culture (and food!). Plus, every turn you make on your drive or train ride will reveal an awe-worthy view.
Next, head to Bregenzerwald for the Alpine cheese. Want to continue the foodie adventure? These 9 must try dishes will assure you don’t miss any authentic cuisine. Lech, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Europe, will be the next stop on your itinerary. See the Lech Village Festival during Summer or Ski at the renowned resorts in Winter.
Germany is also full of beautiful Alpine views, historical pitstops, and beer gardens. Need we say more? This itinerary will have you enjoying a little bit of it all! It’s the perfect place to end your journey or continue it if you decide you want to stay longer. Trust us, you will!
Make your way through Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Germany’s most famous castle, Neuschwanstein Castle. This will probably be the most romantic spot on your journey, so you won’t want to miss it! Next, head to Nuremburg for the Bratwurst and Bamberg for the beer! We promise you will get your fill of delicous food on this journey! End your trip in Munich, the modern cultural hub of Germany and the country’s gateway to the Alps.
If you decide along the way, that you would like to enjoy a more relaxed route you can always choose a different itinerary that is more focused on castle tours or scenery.
Finally, no matter when you get married the European Alps are a great honeymoon destination. However, we do recommend the Spring, Summer, and Fall if you are itching to participate in all the outdoor adventures! This will also be the easiest time of year to travel by car or train throughout the Alpine region.