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Visp (French Viège) is the capital of the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Its population is around 7,000. The two valleys are Mattertal and Saastal. It borders with Brig-Gils. The majority of the population is German-speaking. With its 24 authentic Valais mountain villages perched on the mountain slopes and nestling [...]

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Zermatt (French: Praborgne) is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is located at the northern base of the Matterhorn in the German-speaking and predominantly Roman Catholic section of the canton. It is 62 km southeast of Gstaad, and only about 10 km from the border with [...]

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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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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Or you start in Disentist, an Alpine town dominated by one of the most beautiful cloisters north of the Alps. The trip leads through the Tujetsch (headwater region of the Rhine) to the Oberalp Pass (2033 m a.s.l.), the highest point of the trip. The train then skirts along the Oberalp lake and descends in [...]

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The Glacier Express

The Glacier Express is the slowest fast train in the world. Travel on the famous Swiss mountain railways from St.Moritz to Zermatt and vice versa or from Piz Bernina to the Matterhorn. A 7.5 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 metres in altitude. A panoramic [...]

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