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Castle Hunting in Switzerland

{h&m dress, macco wedges, necklace from In Honor of Design,  h&m kids glitter belt, friendship bracelet from Megan}

This weekend we did some castle hunting in Thun, Switzerland.  It’s about an hour and a half from Basel and worth the little drive.  This is a little drive for us Americans but a long one for the Swiss.  They are astonished by our time spent in cars.  All are mortified to hear about JB’s minor league baseball road trips that lasted 10 + hours.  multiple times a week.  yikes.  
 Thun has a gorgeous turquoise lake, authentic swiss architecture, and the town is dotted with fairy tale castles.  
 I require little more in life.  

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
{me off egmont key in Florida on fourth of july circa 2006}
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56 Comments

  • Reply The Expatriate

    I am loving your outfit and I love Thun too! All of the German speaking portions of Switzerland are beautiful. Have you guys been to the Interlaken area? So pretty.

    July 4, 2011 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Kristina

    Love Thun. I used to go there quite often, it is basically just around the corner from Bern πŸ™‚ Did you go swimming in the Thuner Lake? happy monday xox

    July 4, 2011 at 9:58 am
  • Reply SavedthruLove

    aw your so precious. I love the castles!! do people still live in them or are they strictly for tourists now??

    β™₯cheche

    http://savedthrulove.blogspot.com

    July 4, 2011 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i have that dress! love it. and i know what you mean. my european friends are horrified when i tell them how much train traveling/car riding i do. oh well. it's worth it, i think.

    July 4, 2011 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Carla

    Wow, the first photo is great! And your outfit is so lovely πŸ™‚
    Carla xx.

    July 4, 2011 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Katherina

    What a lovely place! I should go out and explore some more of the german part… I'm so in love with the french part, that I never really make it anywhere else!

    July 4, 2011 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Alisha

    Lovely. Just lovely. That picture with the flowers in focus with the castle in the background is my absolute fave!! Great photos, as always, love! Hope you have a fabulous holiday πŸ™‚

    July 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply MarieHarmony

    Definitely a place to go, it's lovely and fresh! Happy Holiday!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    Oh, Sarah… These photos are SO divine. Castles are my favorite thing about Europe… My favorite memories of living in Germany are of all the fabulous castles we visited….

    Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures.

    Happy 4th to YOU! Love that last pic… Couldn't be more perfect! πŸ™‚

    July 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Mamanona

    More, PLEASE!!!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply c.w.f.h.l.

    happy 4th!!! loved these photos sarah! xo miss you.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Sal

    I know what you mean about long car rides! Everything is s long drive in Australia! I feel like I spent most of the weekend in my parent's car…

    Happy 4th of July! (love the last photo here)

    Sal x

    http://danielandi.blogspot.com

    July 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Daina @ New York State of Mind

    Wow, those all look so magical! And I love those shoes, those were a thrift find right? So adorable! I hope you have a happy fourth!

    Daina
    http://daina-newyorkstateofmind.blogspot.com/

    July 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply The Mister and The Missus

    who could ask for more? That's gorgeous!

    July 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Candice

    Those castles…I waaant!!

    You look so lovely, and I might have to snag those shoes…the color is simply divine!

    Switzerland looks breathtaking! πŸ™‚

    July 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Mrs. T

    Beautiful castles and pictures! I love that you don't seem to miss a moment in documenting your life there. You will always be glad you took so many photographs.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    Gorgeous castles! I would love to one day visit a bunch of them myself! Happy Fourth to you, Sarah!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    wow! those are gorgeous photos.

    wish i could see that in real life :(!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    wow! those are gorgeous photos.

    wish i could see that in real life :(!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Charissa Steyn

    Oh Europe how I miss you!!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Love Lillian

    A fairy tale deserves a castle! I love all of these so much. I've always told my husband I want a turret on my house someday, it just makes everything more magical! Happy fourth of July!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Jessi @ Life: The Epic Journey

    HOW EXCITING! Thank You so much for posting pictures from Thun! My family came from the banks of Thunersee, near Steffisburg! I can't wait to go! We thought about dropping down while we are in Germany next year, but I think we are going to wait until we can spend a week or so in Swiss. Awesome pics!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Karolyn Tracy

    Love your last picture! Puts everything about the 4th in a photo – summer, water, red, white and blue, and fun in the sun!

    July 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    What beautiful photos! That first one though…WOW! How lucky you guys are to be in such a beautiful place!

    Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! : )

    July 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Sara B

    That cannon ball pic is awesome, I kinda want that suit actually haha. Happy 4th to you Sarah!! (oh and the castle pics are TDF too πŸ˜‰

    July 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Jordan

    I am loving your outfit! The castles are pretty cool too πŸ™‚

    Happy 4th!

    July 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Louise

    aw i love that pic of you jumping in the lake. x

    July 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Sydney

    Oh wow! This looks incredible!
    Makes me want to go castle hunting πŸ™‚

    July 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply christine

    yay i see a friendship bracelet in the mix!! lovely photos!! your life is a fairy tale!!!! xoxoxox

    July 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Petite Voyageur

    i looove your jewel toned dress. and this pictures are stunning, i want your life k?

    July 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    The castles look amazing and your outfit is a knockout, but I am loving that last picture! Everything about it says Happy 4th!

    July 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Ahn

    i would like to go castle hunting next time i'm in suisse. just letting you know ahead of time.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Claire M.

    I wanna go there! its a nice place

    July 5, 2011 at 3:35 am
  • Reply *elvi*

    Wow thanks for an amazing photo post…I am in love with the castle! Just beautiful!

    July 5, 2011 at 3:50 am
  • Reply whennerdmetnerdier

    That last picture is so perect!!

    July 5, 2011 at 4:11 am
  • Reply THE-LOUDMOUTH

    I adore your photography, as you should know by now. That last photo is freakin' awesome!

    July 5, 2011 at 6:01 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    Yep, it's a fairy tale! Love the castles, I'm a sucker for a turret. And I think the last photo of you is my all time favorite πŸ™‚

    July 5, 2011 at 6:48 am
  • Reply samecookiesdifferent

    youre soooo cute love your blog…nice photos
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
    http://www.samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

    July 5, 2011 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    love your h&m dress!!! and that moped is so cute!!! lovie the castlies!

    July 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    Those castles are so dreamy & romantic looking.

    PS – Love your colorful outfit!

    July 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Those kicks deserve a post of their own!
    Cate

    July 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    castle hunting looks like my ideal weekend!!! i can't wait to visit switz someday. looking cute as always! happy 4th.

    July 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    literally a fairytale.. now you just need to move into one of them πŸ™‚

    July 5, 2011 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Seriously?? These pictures look like they're right out of a story book. Swoon.

    July 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Ash

    castle hunting??? what a LIFE!! it was all I could do to not buy that H&M dress- although now, I'm realizing that was a HUUUUUGE mistake. Should have bought it..looks ADORABLY cute!

    July 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    gorgeous castles!!

    July 5, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    they all look like they came straight out of a fairy tale! so dreamy.

    kisses,
    Mariel

    ps. check out my giveaway darling… i think you'll love it πŸ˜‰

    July 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply diane @ a spot of whimsy

    these pictures. that water turret. i die. i need to go here. like tomorrow.

    July 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply scsd

    Amazing pics! …and LOVE your outfit!

    blair @ scsd

    July 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Something Old, Something New

    love your outfit! this looks like such a fun trip – castle hungting in switzerland would be amazing!

    July 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Holly

    Wow, lady, those are some great castle pictures you got there! πŸ™‚ I love 'em all!!!

    July 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Heather J

    Gorgeous. Gorgeous castles and photos! I bet that was fun. πŸ™‚

    July 7, 2011 at 2:48 am
  • Reply imaginethemorning

    I just found your blog through Story of My Life. Let's just say I'm smitten. I long to travel & I try to live a more natural/organic life. I'll definitely be back to follow your blog!

    July 7, 2011 at 4:59 am
  • Reply Emily

    love these gorgeous photos, especially the second one. amazing. adorable dress!! i think i've been eyeing that same one in h&m, so pretty!! xoxo

    July 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover

    It's so pretty! I can't believe I've lived so close to this place for so long (well.. about 2-3 hours) and haven't seen it yet! I've heard really nice things about it and now seeing your photos… I must go!

    July 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Alex

    Too beautiful! Adding that to my must see cities during my year over here.

    July 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm
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