The most beautiful places of the Alps

The best of the Alps

Petr Liška
Wrote 2007 articles and follows him / her 154 travelers
The most beautiful places of the Alps
Updated: 11.11.2021
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The Alps are Europe's most important mountain range, spanning seven countries. With its length of about 1200 kilometers, it offers countless beautiful places and thousands of peaks. Let's take a look at the most famous and beautiful places to visit

1.
Matterhorn

Mountain Mother - symbol of Switzerland

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| Altitude: 4 440 m / 14 567 ft

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and most popular mountains in Europe. With an altitude of… continue reading

2.
Mont Blanc

The highest mountain of the Alps, France and Italy

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| Altitude: 4 810 m / 15 781 ft

Mont Blanc (the Italian Monte Bianco, translated as White Mountain, 4,810m above sea level) is traditionally… continue reading

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo

The most beautiful mountains in the Dolomites

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| Altitude: 2 806 m / 9 206 ft

The rock peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo are a world-famous symbol of the Sexten Dolomites. These three towers… continue reading

4.
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

5.
Krimml Falls

Austria's most magnificent waterfall

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| Altitude: 1 490 m / 4 888 ft

Krimml Falls is a three-tier high waterfall of total high of 380 meters. Especially in spring, when snow… continue reading

6.
Verdon canyon

Grand Canyon of Europe

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| Altitude: 517 m / 1 696 ft

Verdon Canyon (Gorge du Verdon) is one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. Verdon river here carved a… continue reading

7.
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

8.
Aiguille du Midi

Famous viewpoint on Mont Blanc

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| Altitude: 3 842 m / 12 605 ft

Aiguille du Midi (3,842 meters above sea level) is one of the highest places in Europe that you can reach… continue reading

9.
Lago di Braies - Pragser Wildsee

The most famous lake of the Dolomites

Altitude: 1 490 m / 4 888 ft

Lago di Braies (1500 m asl) or its second German name Pragser Wildsee is probably the most famous lake in the… continue reading

10.
Sass Rigais

The highest peak of the Odle / Geisler mountain ra

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| Altitude: 2 008 m / 6 588 ft

Sass Rigais (3,025 meters above sea level), along with the neighboring Furchetta, is the highest mountain… continue reading

11.
Passo dello Stelvio

Pass with 48 switchbacks

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| Altitude: 2 758 m / 9 049 ft

The Passo dello Stelvio / Stilfserjoch (2,758 meters above sea level) is definitely one of the most legendary… continue reading

12.
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

13.
Königsee Lake

The most famous German lake

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| Altitude: 603 m / 1 978 ft

Lake Königsee is located in the center of national park Berchtesgaden. Lake water belongs to the cleanest… continue reading

14.
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

15.
Hochtor / Grossglockner

The most famous road in Austria

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| Altitude: 2 504 m / 8 215 ft

The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, or Grossglockner High Alpine Road in High Taurus, is the most famous… continue reading

16.
Col du Galibier

The most famous pass on the Tour de France

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| Altitude: 2 645 m / 8 678 ft

At the northern end of the Ecrins National Park is the legendary Pass de France – Col du Galibier (2,645… continue reading

17.
Gosausee lake

The most beautiful lake at Dachstein

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| Altitude: 921 m / 3 022 ft

To the north of the famous Dachstein peak is one of the most beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut – Gosausee.… continue reading

18.
Lake Bled

The most beautiful lake of Slovenia

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| Altitude: 476 m / 1 562 ft

Lake Bled, located in the north of Slovenia, is most famous and beautiful lake in this country. Thanks to the… continue reading

19.
Neuschwanstein Castle

The most famous castle in Germany

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| Altitude: 938 m / 3 077 ft

Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria in the area of Schwangau near Füssen, about 100 km from Munich.… continue reading

20.
Achensee Lake

The most beautiful lake in Karwendel

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| Altitude: 929 m / 3 048 ft

The picturesque Achensee lake is surrounded by the mountain backdrop of the Karwendel and Rofan mountains. It… continue reading

21.
Glacier Pasterze

The largest glacier in Austria

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| Altitude: 2 500 m / 8 202 ft

More than eight kilometers long glacier Pasterze is not only the largest glacier in Austria, but also… continue reading

22.
Lago di Garda

The most beautiful Italian lake

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| Altitude: 62 m / 203 ft

Lake Garda is the largest and perhaps the most beautiful Italian lake. It was excavated by glacier. It is… continue reading

23.
Hallstatt

The most famous village in Austria

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| Altitude: 523 m / 1 716 ft

Hallstatt, situated between the mountains and the lake of the same name, belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage… continue reading

24.
Lichtensteinklamm gorge

The most beautiful gorge of Austria

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| Altitude: 618 m / 2 028 ft

Lichtensteinklamm gorge is one of the biggest natural attractions of the Hohe Tauern and the Salzburg region… continue reading

25.
Lago di Resia lake

Famous Lake with Church Tower

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| Altitude: 1 497 m / 4 911 ft

Lago di Resia or Reschensee is the dam ake in South Tyrol. It is famous not only for the picturesque… continue reading

26.
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

27.
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

28.
Castle Hohenwerfen

An impoverished castle

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| Altitude: 623 m / 2 044 ft

The mighty Hohenwerfen Castle stands on virtually impregnable location on a rock high above the river Salzach… continue reading

29.
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

30.
Wasserlochklamm gorge

Pearl of the Austrian Gorges

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| Altitude: 530 m / 1 739 ft

Wasserlochklamm gorge is located on the beautiful Salza river. The gorge is only 900 meters long, but with… continue reading

31.
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

32.
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

33.
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

34.
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

35.
Passo Sella

The most beautiful pass in the Dolomites

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| Altitude: 2 240 m / 7 349 ft

Passo Sella (2 240m above sea level) is one of the most beautiful dolomite passes. It lies between two… continue reading

36.
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

37.
Postalm Pastures

Pastures on the largest plateau in Austria

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| Altitude: 1 207 m / 3 960 ft

South of the great lakes of the Salzkammergut you will find the largest plateau in Austria – Postalm. Thanks… continue reading

38.
Boka Waterfall

The highest permanent waterfall in Slovenia

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| Altitude: 685 m / 2 247 ft

Boka is the highest permanent waterfall in Slovenia. It offers the greatest spectacle in the spring months.… continue reading

39.
Scaffolding

The most beautiful dam in the Zillertal

Altitude: 1 687 m / 5 535 ft

From Mayrhofen, a bus takes us along a mountain road to the dam of the Schlegeisspeicher reservoir. The hour… continue reading

40.
Vogel

Ski resort with a breathtaking view

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| Altitude: 1 874 m / 6 148 ft

Vogel is a popular place over Lake Bohinj. It offers a beautiful view of the lake and its surroundings. At… continue reading

41.
Hoher Dachstein

The most famous Austrian mountain

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| Altitude: 2 995 m / 9 826 ft

The Hoher Dachstein (2,995 m above sea level) is the highest peak of the Dachstein mountain massif and the… continue reading

42.
Vintgar gorge

The most visited gorge in Slovenia

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| Altitude: 588 m / 1 929 ft

Slovenia's best-known and most visited gorge was discovered by the local mayor and cartographer Jakob Žumer… continue reading

43.
Peričnik Waterfall

Breathtaking waterfall

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| Altitude: 819 m / 2 687 ft

A waterfall that is unique in that you can go through it. That he could walk him behind the wall, which doesn… continue reading

44.
Cascate Sbarco de Fanes waterfall

The most beautiful waterfall of the Dolomites

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| Altitude: 1 450 m / 4 757 ft

Just a short walk from the famous Cortina d'Ampezzo is the dramatic mountain river Rio di Fanes. Along it you… continue reading

45.
Traunsee Lake

The lake beneath the iconic mountain Traunstein

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| Altitude: 397 m / 1 302 ft

Lake Traunsee is the easternmost large lake of Salzkammergut region. Due to its massive dominant – limestone… continue reading

46.
Dufourspitze

The highest mountain of Switzerland

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| Altitude: 4 634 m / 15 203 ft

The Dufourspitze (4,634 m above sea level) is the highest peak of Switzerland. It is located in the Monte… continue reading

47.
Lake Bohinj

The largest lake in Slovenia

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| Altitude: 527 m / 1 729 ft

Bohinj Lake is the largest lake in Slovenia. It is 4.35 km long and 1.25 km wide and the coast is 10.9 km… continue reading

48.
Mont Ventoux

Iconic mountain for cyclists

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| Altitude: 1 912 m / 6 273 ft

Mont Ventoux (1,912m above sea level) is a truly windy mountain that rises above the surrounding countryside… continue reading

49.
Mondsee Lake

The most famous lake of the Salzkammergut

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| Altitude: 481 m / 1 578 ft

Due to the fact that the northern side of Lake Mondsee is directly on the A1 motorway and is visible to all… continue reading

50.
Lake Misurina

The famous lake in the Dolomites

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| Altitude: 1 745 m / 5 725 ft

Lake Misurina is a large mountain lake situated in fairytale Dolomites. Thanks to the beauty of the… continue reading

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