One of the few 19th-century hotels in Europe has regained the atmosphere of grandness with its British-inspired glamor, but without looking old-fashioned.
The Grand Hotel Bellevue des Alpes is a historic family-run hotel in the shadow of the majestic Jungfrau - one of the tallest Alpine peaks at 13,642 feet (4,158 meters). It's located in a completely car-free zone high up in the mountains.
The only way to reach the hotel, which lies at 6,739 feet (2,054 meters) - other than hiking - is by taking the cable car of the Wengernalp Railway.
The starting points are Lauterbrunnen via Wengen or the Grindelwald-Grund to reach the Kleine Scheidegg station right next to Hotel Bellevue des Alpes.