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Peaks of Switzerland

Many photographic panoramas of the Alps can be found in various regions of Switzerland and include the Valais Alps, the Bernese Alps, the Bernine Chain, the Mont Blanc massif, the Urn Alps and the Glarn Alps. Traveling through various federal cantons, you will get acquainted with the splendor of the famous Swiss Alps, which make up the Swiss heritage.

Switzerland is full of beautiful lakes and small towns. Mountains play an important role in nature, like chocolate and cheese for humans. The mountain peaks form the expected unique backdrop of Switzerland.

The Swiss plateau divides the Alps and the Jura by 300 km and occupies a third of the territory of Switzerland.

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If you are planning a trip to Switzerland, take the time to explore the important peaks that rise above the Swiss countryside. Mont Rosa is located in the Valais Alps, Finsteraarhorn is in the Bernese Alps, and Piz Bernina is in the Bernina Chain. Other special peaks and glaciers are found in the Mont Blanc massif, the Urn Alps and the Glarn Alps.

The Maritime Alps

The Valais Alps, located on the border of Switzerland and Italy, have the famous Mont Rosa massif and the highest peak in Switzerland. Spitz Dufour is tall and proud, its height is 4634 m, and it is white all year round. Leonardo da Vinci could not resist conquering this huge ice-covered mountain against the background of his famous painting “The Virgin from the Rocks”, dating from 1483-1486.

While Dufour Peak rises above the Mont Rosa massif and Switzerland, it is necessary to explore the Duomo, the Matterhorn, the Gorner Glacier and the Corbassier Glacier to highlight the diversity of Switzerland. Exclusively organized day trips will take you to the depths of the Valais Alps. In the Mont Rosa massif, be sure to visit the old Grand Saint Bernard pass, which connects the Alps with Mont Blanc. In 1800, Napoleon crossed this road to Italy and turned the pass into a historic bridge.

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Located between the Rhonda and the Sass Fee, the cathedral reaches heights in the puffy Swiss clouds. The mountain is located at an altitude of 4,545 m, which makes it the highest peak in Switzerland. The cathedral can be reached via Saas Fee via steep paths and scenic routes of the Mashabel group.

Further south, you will travel to the small charismatic town of Zermatt to discover the Matterhorn, firmly dominating Breuil-Cervinia. The Matterhorn is nature’s answer to the Eiffel Tower in France. It attracts more than two million visitors annually. The top of the 4,478 m pyramid has established itself as a Swiss landmark and is a must-visit place during your journey on Glacier Express. The Matterhorn was featured in the Walt Disney film “The Third Man on the Mountain” and inspired the creation of the film by Bob Matterhorn from Disneyland, Florida.

Bernese Alps

The Bernese Alps stretch across the Bernese Highlands of the canton of Bern and have some of the most beautiful ski slopes, small towns and villages. Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites are within reach of Grindelwald, Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen. Finsteraarhorn is an isolated but significant peak at an altitude of 4274 m. Until 1815, it was the highest peak in Switzerland. However, this was discontinued by Rosa Berg when the canton of Valais joined Switzerland.

If you are an adventurer and like to travel on the overcome track, you have the opportunity to hike from the Finsteraarhorn hut to the top of the mountain in four or five hours. When you reach the top, you will have a spectacular view of the Finsteraar Glacier.

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Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the second peak of the Bernese Alps, located at an altitude of 4182 m, the Alechhorn. There are many climbing routes here that will give you cheerfulness and a magical day with views of the snow-covered valleys. There are many more gems in the Bernese Alps region that are easily accessible thanks to modern railway systems, so everyone can admire them.

The Jungfrau, Eiger and Mench form a separate mountain wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Plateau, affectionately and locally known as the King, Queen and Prince of the Swiss Alps. The top of Europe has become a beacon for tourists, and it is easily accessible via the modern Swiss Jungfrauban railway system. You can start at Kleine Scheidegg, the highest railway station in Europe, and through the Jungfraut tunnel, which leads to the Eiger and under the Mench peak.

On the way to the Jungfraujoch, the peak of Europe, at an altitude of 3454 m, stop at the built-in molding plate and admire the breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mench and the Jungfraujoch Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You might want to extend your trip to these mesmerizing pearls in Bern or Lucerne and explore Interlaken and Grindelwald, where you can see them from afar and take unforgettable photos.

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