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Modern alpine living in architecturally designed homes with sweeping panoramas

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igh in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this property is stylish mountain luxury at its best. A showcase of sophisticated design and jaw-dropping beauty, it is located in one of the best-kept secrets in all the Alps, the historic village of Leukerbad between Lake Geneva and the Rhône Glacier. Sitting at an altitude of 1,411 metres, this authentic Swiss mountain village, in the heart of the stunning mountain landscape of Valais, is famous for its curative thermal waters and spectacular Alpine backdrop. Added to that is its old-world charm, security, and a great outdoor lifestyle, making it a very attractive proposition. Thanks to its extraordinary mineral waters, Leukerbad has been the site of thermal baths since Roman times and remains the largest thermal spa and wellness resort in the Alps. Few thermal baths in the world are as pure, breathtaking and holistically effective as the historic springs in Leukerbad. As deeply and addictively relaxing as the Leukerbad thermal waters can be, there is no shortage of activities. Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, mountain biking, scooter biking, paragliding, cross-country skiing and climbing are just some of the activities in the Valais Alps. As one of Switzerland’s five Olympic training bases, Leukerbad offers Swiss athletes ideal conditions to prepare for the Olympic Games. With over 50 kilometres of downhill skiing on the doorstep, the winter season offers exceptional mountain

adventures. Sun worshippers and lovers of the alpine terrain will be in awe of the magnificent views of the surrounding Valais Alps peaks that reach 4000 metres. Leukerbad is accessible to places like Zermatt, Crans-Montana and Saas-Fee, all of which are within an hour by car. The vast and extensive network of trails in the Gemmi and Torrentalp regions offer a paradise of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the world, including hikes into the thermal spring canyons themselves. Many trails are also suited for mountain biking. For golfers, there is an 18-hole course at the Golf Club Leuk, run by Swiss PGA professionals. Some of the highest-altitude vineyards in Europe flourish on the outskirts of the village, proof of the amazing amount of sunshine and heat the region receives both summer and winter. Leukerbad is conveniently located and easy to reach: Bern (2.50 h), Geneva (3.00 h), Zurich (3.10 h) and Basel (3.20 h). Surrounded by some of the most majestic peaks in Switzerland’s famed Valais region, the deluxe property enjoys an elevated position, overlooking Leukerbad and opening onto the three great mountains, the Daubenhorn, the Balmhorn and the Torrenthorn. The striking residences have everything you could possibly want in a home. The stunning architecture,

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