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Zurich Uetliberg

At 871 meters above sea level, Uetliberg towers over the roofs of Zürich. The mountain affords an impressive panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps. Starting from the station at Uetliberg you can follow a trail to Felsenegg which takes you on a tour through a model of our solar system.

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Thun

The town of Thun located on the lake of the same name is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland and an ideal starting point for excursions to the nearby Alpine foothills and Alps. The impressive castle and historic old town, bathing beaches, promenades and Alps in the background provide a picturesque setting for Switzerland’s tenth-biggest [...]

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Titlis

Titlis (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg and is famous as the site of the world’s first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the top through four principal stages (Gerschnialp, Trübsee, Stand and Kleintitlis [...]

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Matterhorn

Matterhorn (4,478 metres above sea level) It is Switzerland’s most famous landmark, the most beautiful mountain in the world and considered by many true mountaineers to be the peak of all peaks: the Matterhorn.

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Schilthorn

Schilthorn is a 2,970 metre high summit in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, above Mürren. It has a panorama, which spans from the Titlis, Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger, over the Bernese Alps and the Jura mountains up to the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. Mont Blanc is also just visible.

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Mountain Magic in Switzerland

Bordered by Italy, Austria, Germany, France and the principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland lies in the midst of the Alps — and these magnificent mountains occupy three-fifths of the country. An international crossroads with a superb transportation system, Switzerland is an ideal place from which to explore in any direction. From Lake Constance in the north [...]

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The Best Cities & Sights for Travel in Switzerland

Modern Europe at its best, Switzerland appeals to visitors who travel to surround themselves with spectacular scenery — and want to travel. from point to point via clean, reliable, and affordable public transportation. In this compact yet geologically diverse nation, mere miles separate the glaciers and Alpine meadows of Switzerland from her sparkling lakes and [...]

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Aletsch Glacier

Aletsch Glacier, the Alps’ largest and longest glacier, lying in the Bernese Alps of south-central Switzerland. Covering an area of 66 square miles (171 square km), it is divided into the Great Aletsch (main) and the Middle and Upper Aletsch (branches). The main glacier is 15 miles (24 km) long and 1 mile (1.6 km) [...]

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Rigi

Mt. Rigi, also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, is a great place for fun and recreation right in the very heart of Switzerland. It is one of Switzerland’s most favourite excursion destinations with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps and offers 100 kilometres of hiking and nordic walking paths, covered picnic areas, [...]

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