This cute, car-free village epitomizes the image of Switzerland and is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn, the world’s most photographed mountain.
The last date activities reflected the amazing array of thrilling and romantic experiences Zermatt has to offer: heart-stopping helicopter rides around the Matterhorn, scenic hikes, horse-drawn sleigh rides through the picturesque car-free town. Lindzi learned how to ski down the longest ski-run in Europe, and Courtney was whisked away to a remote icy lake high up in the mountains, and all this topped with exhilarating cable car rides and a heart-melting chocolate fondue picnic in a gondola high-up overlooking the majestic Swiss Alps.
Ben, escorted by Lindzi and Courtney, was hosted at one of Zermatt’s most romantic and luxurious resorts: the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. This beauty located in the heart of Zermatt was center stage of Ben’s most difficult decision of his life, who will he give the final rose to? And will he leave single or will have love in his life.
Swiss International Air Lines
SWISS International Air Lines will get you to Switzerland in complete luxury and style. They know how to pamper their loyal fans, be it in Business, Economy or First class, all customers get the royal Swiss treatment. Passengers in Business will fall in love with the new seats that allow you to relax and dream your way to Switzerland in fully flat seats that can be adjusted to your preferred firmness and are adorned with a massage button for pure sensual delight. The Swiss seduction doesn’t end there, you will also enjoy the most delicious meals prepared by the finest and most famous Swiss chefs.
All we can say is: Swiss Dreams!
Swiss Travel System
One thing we are allowed to tell you, we know the Bachelor fell in love with our fabulous Railway System and so will you: enjoy the most scenic routes through the most romantic and gorgeous mountain scenery in the world. You will also fall in love with our Swiss Pass that makes traveling on our Swiss Travel System a loving bliss. Choose your personal travel route from approximately 12,427 miles of train, (postal) bus or romantic boat routes. Your personal choice includes the classic scenic routes, the public transport systems of 41 Swiss cities, and gives you 50% discount on most mountain-top trains and cable cars. To top it off, you will profit from free entries to approx. 400 museums and other interesting discounts accorded to you by our Bonus Partners. Children from 6 to 15 years inclusive travel free with a Family Card if accompanied by at least one parent.
What a wonderful world. Interlaken, the resort rich in tradition has put a spell on many people, it’s gorgeous setting right at the foot of the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau will take not just the Bachelors breath away. Create your magic moments in Interlaken and its lovely surroundings with adventurous getaways, romantic hikes, car-free resorts and if you need a place to relax you can always check-into one of those typically Swiss cozy mountain inns.
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Jungfrau - Top of Europe
The journey to the famous Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, at 11,327 feet Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is the highlight of every visit to Switzerland. The train journey to the top through the rock of the Eiger and Mönch is an thrilling experience you will remember your lifetime. Once you have reached the top you will be smitten by a high-Alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock and the most thrilling views which extend on clear days as far as the Vosges mountains in France and Germany’s Black Forest.
Victoria–Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
In the most glorious mountains of the Bernese Oberland stands the famous VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa, which will put a spell on your love life. The historic and romantic 5-star hotel und spa is located right in the heart of Interlaken and has captured hearts for the last centuries. The VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU SPA is one of the most beautiful facilities of its kind in Switzerland. Enjoy the most delightful views of the Jungfrau Massif while lunging in a hot tub or treat yourself to some special worldwide exclusive pampering at the luxury ESPA SPA or the SENSAI SELECT SPA.
Follow in the footsteps of Ben's pursuit to find true love in Interlaken with these excursion tips.
|Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
Snow and ice 100% guaranteed! The Sphinx observation hall, impressive Ice Palace and hiking plateau - these are the year-round attractions up on the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Summer attractions include a ski lift and adventure activities.
|Schynige Platte with Alpine Garden
Take the nostalgic cogwheel railway to this superb vantage point, where the views of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau are acclaimed as the finest. Other attractions include extensive hiking trails, the Lowa Hiking Shoe Test Centre and, especially for the little ones, a playground near the mountain top restaurant.
Relax with a peacful horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy an all-new experience. It’s impossible to imagine the centre of Interlaken without horse-drawn carriage rides. On hire at both railway stations.
|Trümmelbach Water Falls
Ten glacier waterfalls tumbling within a mountain are illuminated and accessible by tunnel-lift. The Trümmelbach alone empties the huge glacier gorges of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and transports 20'000 tons of boulder detritus yearly from a drainage area of 24 square km. These are the only accessible, mountain-interior glacier falls in Europe.
|Brienz Rothorn Railway
Take a trip up to the Rothorn on Switzerland's only surviving steam-driven cogwheel railway. The route passes through wonderful woodland, over mountain pastures and past rugged rock faces. The scenic summit is an ideal departure point for memorable mountain hikes.
Visit the chocolate show that takes place regularly at the Restaurant Schuh in Interlaken. People interested in how chocolate is made can see the fines chocolate specialities being created from flui mass and can even try their hand at becoming a chocolatier.
Circle effortlessly in the mountain air, enjoy the whistle of the wind, feel the uplift of warm air currents, hear birds chirping – paragliding is ultimate freedom! And freedom available to all thanks to tandem flights. Get a whole new perspective on the stunning scenery while sweeping safely down to the valley in the heart of Interlaken with your licensed tandem pilot. But be warned - this sport is addictive!
|Suspension Rope Park
Experience the forest from a new perspective in the natural arena of the Rugen woods on 6 differently difficult courses. The adventure rope park features up to 8 different rope trails connecting over 50 platforms on a height of 4 to 18 meters. Feel as if you were flying through the forest like Tarzan! Various degrees of difficulties allow for children from the ages of 12 and adults of all ages to test their agility and fitness in a new and unexpected way. Professional guides will help you along.
Zermatt is an Alpine lovers delight. This cute car-free village epitomizes the image of Switzerland and lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world.
The hotels and restaurants are world-class, and the ski area is not only the highest in the Alps – it is also one of the best developed and most convenient in the world, ensuring thrilling sporting experiences on the steepest slopes in the world – and that 365 days a year.
Helicopter sightseeing flights: A helicopter ride around the Matterhorn is the ultimate adventure. The helicopter pilots in Zermatt are famous far beyond the borders of Switzerland.
Sunnegga: Looking for a romantic excursion from Zermatt? Sunnegga, the Sunny Corner makes anybody’s heart melt. Whisk away from the Village of Zermatt with the underground funicular railway and arrive at the Sunnegga in only 3 minutes.
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
When you embrace the hospitality of the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, your notion of what "hôtellerie" can be will unfold: noblesse and heartfelt hospitality, style and joie de vivre, elegance and panache – you'll find them all in the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. The relaxed comfort of our highly-traditional establishment and the fragrant Alpine air will revive spirits and open the soul to new experiences and dimensions.
Follow in the footsteps of Ben's pursuit to find true love in Zermatt with these excursion tips.
|Matterhorn glacier paradise
The highest altitude mountain railway station in Europe with a new restaurant in the Minergie-P standard sets standards for sustainability. The panorama: a breathtaking view of Italian, French and Swiss alpine giants from an altitude of 3,883 metres. This is your starting point for a two and a half hour hike across the glacier to climb your first 4,000 metre mountain, the Breithorn. Do you think you can see the Mediterranean? Quite possible. Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, seems near enough to touch. You are almost in Italian territory, and see the enchanting rear face of Lady Matterhorn – you certainly hadn’t expected that. The air is thin. Don't try to do anything too quickly. You are also at the peak of the international ski area. Beneath you lies the largest summer ski area in Europe and, not far away, a cool Gravity Park for snowboarders and free skiers, open 300 days a year. You can then visit the newly renovated Glacier Palace. Simply cool.
The paradise for families. From Zermatt, you can arrive at the Sunnegga (2,288 m. above sea level) in only 3 minutes with the underground funicular railway. From the spacious sun terrace of the restaurant, you can then enjoy a wonderful view of the Matterhorn. From here, you are also just a few minutes walk from the marmot observation post or from the crystal-clear Leisee lake. There, you will find a marvellous playground with camp fire areas. Blauherd: Would you like to get to know the marmots (woodchucks) a little better? Then take the 8-seat aerial cable car to Blauherd (2,571 m above sea level), a journey of only 5 minutes. On the marmot theme path that leads back to Sunnegga, you can learn all about the marmot and its habits. A number of different walking and hiking trails also start from the Sunnegga and Blauherd, such as the Panoramaweg, the 5-Seenweg (5 lakes path) or the Blumenweg (flower path), on which interesting information is provided on posts spaced along the trails. The new Wolli adventure playground is also located at Blauherd. Be prepared to be surprised!
With its sunny viewing platform that can be reached throughout the year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m above sea level, has been the top tourist destination in Switzerland for the last 111 years. The panorama is considered to be one of the most beautiful: the Monte Rosa Massif with the highest Swiss mountain (the Dufourspitze at 4,634 m above sea level), and a view over the second-largest glacier in the Alps, the Gornergletscher, as well as 29 peaks higher than 4000 metres – and everything almost so close that you could almost touch them. You can climb up to the Gornergrat on the highest open-air cogwheel railway in Europe, which departs directly from the railway station in Zermatt. From here, you can climb the mountains 365 days a year with trains every 24 minutes – over impressive bridges, through galleries and tunnels, idyllic forests and alpine meadows, passing rocky gorges and mountain lakes. At your destination, you will find the highest altitude hotel in Switzerland, the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat. Complete with restaurant, observatory and shopping mall. An overnight stay here is truly an experience.
The water of the Schwarzsee lake: crystal-clear and ethereally beautiful, with the "Maria zum Schnee" chapel is perfectly reflected on its surface. This marvellous lake at the foot of the Matterhorn can be reached in only 12 minutes from the Matterhorn Express valley station. Many interesting facts about the bizarre work of the glacier can be learned on interactive theme paths recounting stories about the Matterhorn as well as on the Matterhorn glacier trail. The Matterhorn Express is now extended. The non-stop gondola lift from Zermatt to the Trockener Steg is continued through Furgg to the Schwarzsee, and is therefore more comfortable.
Enjoy 20 kilometres of piste on Zermatt's Theodul glacier. Carve and relax together with national alpine ski teams from all over Europe, with the Matterhorn always in sight. Skiing and snowboarding the whole year round, with 365 days of snow – you can only find this in Zermatt. As the highest altitude, largest and most efficiently developed snow sport location in the Alps, Zermatt offers an absolute snow guarantee. In winter, 350 km of piste attracts skiers of all levels.
Zermatt youths give them names such as "Dok der Bob" and "Üz the red horse". They are "hot stuff": We're talking about toboggans, whose runners throw up sparks on the local toboggan runs. The downhill toboggan journey from Rotenboden lasts between five and ten minutes – and is great fun for all ages. The trains of the Gornergrat Bahn are available to take you back up the mountain, and run about every ten minutes. Tobogganing (sledging) is also possible on other paths – but not on ski pistes. Please observe the signs, and show consideration for pedestrians and the traffic.
I love weekends however I am so curious about the experience in Zermatt. Monday doesn't come soon enough.
I'm married to a Swiss so I know how beautiful and Majestic Switzerland is, each time I visit there. For the bachelor and the woman they are very lucky to bring them to Switzerland any part of Switzerland is awesome because i know how romantic it's , especially the carriage ride, boat ride everything you can dream about there. To the bachelor and the one he pick all the best to them both.
A Beautiful destination that is even better in person. I am planning my 19th visit! Something for everyone! Ben is standing by "my" waterfall in Lauterbrunnen.
Ecellent presentation covering all the required facts.
Would love to win this trip!
What a fabulous trip!
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