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The most beautiful places of Switzerland

The most beautiful alpine country

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The most beautiful places of Switzerland
Inserted: 28.10.2017
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Switzerland is considered the most beautiful alpine country. You will find here the amazing Wallis and Bernese Alps as well as perhaps the most famous mountain in the world – Matterhorn. Let's take a look at the most interesting places you can see here.

1.
Riffelsee

Lake with Matterhorn

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| Altitude: 2 758 m / 9 049 ft

Riffelsee is the lake below the famous viewpoint of Gornegrat at an altitude of 2,757m asl. In good and… continue reading

2.
Lauterbrunnen Valley

The most beautiful valley of Switzerland

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| Altitude: 788 m / 2 585 ft

The monumental Lauterbrunnen Valley and its surroundings are among the most beautiful places not only of… continue reading

3.
Grenzgletscher Glacier

A glacier from Monte Rosa

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| Altitude: 3 019 m / 9 905 ft

The Grenzgletscher glacier is adjacent to Gornergletscher, Zwillingsgletsher, Schwärzegletscher. Together, it… continue reading

4.
Mittelallalin

Famous view of Allalinhorn

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| Altitude: 3 456 m / 11 339 ft

Mittelallalin (3,456 meters above sea level) is a mountain in the Wallis Alps, accessible by an underground… continue reading

5.
Jungfraujoch pass

Pass with the highest train station in Europe

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| Altitude: 3 471 m / 11 388 ft

Jungfraujoch (3,471m asl) is a mountain pass in the Bernese Alps between the cantons of Bern and Valais. It… continue reading

6.
Aletschgletscher Glacier

Europe's largest glacier

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| Altitude: 2 640 m / 8 661 ft

Aletschgletscher is the largest glacier in Europe, and in the Alps. It is 23 km long. It is located in the… continue reading

7.
Faulhorn

Lookout peak over Bachsee

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| Altitude: 2 681 m / 8 796 ft

The 2681 meters high Faulhorn mountain is located in the Bernese Oberland between Lake Brienz and the town of… continue reading

8.
The Great St. Bernard Pass

Famous Bernardin Pass

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| Altitude: 2 473 m / 8 114 ft

One of the most beautiful and even the highest alpine road passes is the Great St. Bernard Pass (2,473m asl).… continue reading

9.
Rhonegletscher Glacier

Famous glacier under Furka Pass

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| Altitude: 2 787 m / 9 144 ft

Thanks to its good availability, the Rhonegletscher glacier is among the most visited glaciers. Here you will… continue reading

10.
Morteratsch Glacier

The largest glacier of the Bernina massif

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| Altitude: 2 505 m / 8 219 ft

Glacier Morteratsch is the largest glacier of the Bernina massif, located in the area of Sv. Moritz in the… continue reading

11.
Gotthard Pass

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| Altitude: 2 106 m / 6 909 ft

The Gotthard Pass (2,106 meters above sea level) is one of the most important Swiss passes. It connects the… continue reading

12.
Bernina Pass

Pass near four thousand mountain

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| Altitude: 2 330 m / 7 644 ft

There´s a famous swiss railway Bernina Express over the top of this climb between Chur and Tirano and it is… continue reading

13.
Gornergratbahn

Cog railway on Gornergrat

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| Altitude: 3 114 m / 10 217 ft

The timbered track opened in 1898 leading from Zermatt 1602m to Gornergrat 3100m with a length of 9.3km is a… continue reading

14.
Bern

The capital of Switzerland

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| Altitude: 546 m / 1 791 ft

The capital of Switzerland is located in the bend of the River Aare and is the gateway to the Swiss Alps. It… continue reading

15.
Via Mala Gorge

A place that humbles the power of the wa

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| Altitude: 826 m / 2 710 ft

Via Mala is located near the town of Zillis. In earlier times, it served as an access road to the Alps. Her… continue reading

16.
Sion

City of castles and wine

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| Altitude: 520 m / 1 706 ft

The French-speaking town, surrounded on all sides by hills with terraced vineyards, rising from the Rhone… continue reading

17.
Hoher Kasten

View for gods

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| Altitude: 1 785 m / 5 856 ft

Hoher Kasten is a mountain in the Swiss Alps in the Appenzell region. The mountain rises above the river… continue reading

18.
Aareschlucht gorge

The most visited gorge in Switzerland

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| Altitude: 627 m / 2 057 ft

The Aareschlucht gorge is located in eastern Berner Oberland and connects the towns of Meiringen and… continue reading

19.
Giessbachfall waterfall

Famous waterfall over Lake Brienz

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| Altitude: 711 m / 2 333 ft

The Giessbachfall Waterfall became famous due to its connection with Sherlock Holmes. Even without him, this… continue reading

20.
Mürrenbachfall Waterfall

The highest waterfall of Switzerland

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| Altitude: 1 343 m / 4 406 ft

The most significant waterfall in the Lauterbrunnen valley is the Mürrenbachfall waterfall. It is mainly… continue reading

21.
Lake Brienz

Lake between the mountains

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| Altitude: 564 m / 1 850 ft

Lake Brienz is one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. It is also a great starting point for the… continue reading

22.
Trümmelbachfälle Waterfalls

A waterfall trapped in a rock

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| Altitude: 927 m / 3 041 ft

Among the interesting Swiss waterfalls is definitely the waterfall Trümmelbachfälle, which is basically a… continue reading

23.
Reichenbachfall Waterfall

Sherlock Holmes Waterfalls

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| Altitude: 849 m / 2 785 ft

Reichenbachfall is a seven step cascade on the River Reichenbach (the tributary of the Aare River), about 2… continue reading

24.
Gemmi pass

Pass with a beautiful lake

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| Altitude: 2 204 m / 7 231 ft

Gemmi pass is a mountain pass that near above the spa town of Leukerbad. From Leukerbad you can take the… continue reading

25.
Lucerne

City of the Chapel Bridge

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| Altitude: 437 m / 1 434 ft

Lucerne is famous for its beautiful Kapellbrücke, the oldest roofed wooden bridge in the world. The whole… continue reading

26.
Staubbachfall Waterfall

Waterfall from postage stamp

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| Altitude: 986 m / 3 235 ft

In the Lauterbrunnen Valley you will find a number of interesting waterfalls thanks to the high cliffs. One… continue reading

27.
Montreux

Oasis on the shore of Lake Geneva

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| Altitude: 383 m / 1 257 ft

Montreux is a town on the northeast coast of Lake Geneva. The city is unique for its location and climate. It… continue reading

28.
Lausanne

Seat of the International Olympic Committee

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| Altitude: 495 m / 1 624 ft

Lausanne is a town on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. The city has an ancient atmosphere. The city's… continue reading

29.
Rheinfall waterfall

The largest waterfalls in Europe

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| Altitude: 357 m / 1 171 ft

Rhine Falls (German Rheinfall) are the largest waterfalls in Europe (the largest in terms of watery). It lies… continue reading

30.
Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the wo

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| Altitude: 2 061 m / 6 762 ft

Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke is a suspension rope bridge on the famous Europaweg hiking trail, on the eastern… continue reading

31.
Geneva

A city with a unique fountain

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| Altitude: 372 m / 1 220 ft

Geneva is the center of the French-speaking part of Switzerland. It is a town on the shores of Lake Geneva.… continue reading

32.
Aarburg

A town with an interesting castle

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| Altitude: 418 m / 1 371 ft

The historic city of Aarburg boasts with an interesting castle standing on a promontory over the river Aar. continue reading

33.
Appenzell

Cheese town

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| Altitude: 766 m / 2 513 ft

Appenzell is a small town in the canton of the same name. It is famous for its unique architecture and cheese… continue reading

34.
CERN

European Organization for Nuclear Research

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| Altitude: 436 m / 1 430 ft

CERN is an international organization based in Geneva, founded in 1954. Its objective is cooperation between… continue reading

35.
Glacier cave

Interesting point in Little Matterhorn

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| Altitude: 3 585 m / 11 762 ft

The Little Matterhorn can be reached only by cable car, which can lead tourists and skiers to the highest… continue reading

36.
Chalet Mönchsjochhütte

Starting point for climbing to Mönch

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| Altitude: 3 659 m / 12 005 ft

The alpine hut Mönchsjochhütte stands on a rock, southeast of the foot of Mönch, at an altitude of 3657… continue reading

37.
Albula Pass

The picturesque pass

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| Altitude: 2 315 m / 7 595 ft

As you climb the Albula Pass (2,315 meters above sea level), you will be able to see several times the… continue reading

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