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It will not be an exaggeration to say that the Swiss Alps make Switzerland famous and a trip to the Alps is what makes Switzerland amongst the best holiday destinations in the world. In fact, the Alps extend much beyond Switzerland into France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.

No wonder planning a trip to this stunning natural landscape needs some thought and preparation. There are literally hundreds of activities, places, and experiences that you can enjoy here. This makes it even more important to rely on this Swiss Alps travel guide that will help you plan a memorable holiday. 

Moving away from the routine itineraries, we have put together a hand-picked list of some of the most unique Alps experiences. Going much beyond skiing and hiking, read on to know more about the best places to visit in the Swiss Alps, where to have a super stay, the authentic Swiss foods that must be tried, and most importantly how to be safe in the mountains.

This travel guide also helps you plan  the best time for your travel, tell you what to pack and how to get about in this beautiful country.

Essential Information for Swiss Alps

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How to Reach Swiss Alps

How to Reach Swiss Alps
Air:
The easiest way to get into the Alps is by taking a flight until the nearest cities of Zurich, Bern, Basel, or Geneva and hire a car to get to the Alps. 

Train:
Switzerland has an impeccable train network that is designed to let travellers sightsee. You can opt for trains like the Gornergrat Bahn, Glacier Express, The Golden Pass, and The Bernina Express. The closest train stations to the Alps are Letzigrund, Friedhof Sihlfield, Herdernstrasse, and Krematorium Sihlfield. Alternatively, you can also opt for a traditional cogwheel train or cableway. This train journey will take around 3.5 hours. 

Bus:
You can also take a bus from Zurich to the Alps via Brunnen, Fluelen, Andermatt, Bahnhof, etc. This journey will take approximately 4.4 hours.
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Best Time to Visit Swiss Alps

Best Time to Visit Swiss Alps
Summers:
The Swiss Alps are extremely pleasant in the summer months of May to September. The temperatures range between 25-28°C, perfect for being in the magnificent outdoors. You can enjoy hiking and sightseeing to explore the wondrous beauty of the place. Swiss Alps in May offer astounding views of green meadows full of colourful wildflower, waterfalls, and lush forests framed by snow-capped peaks in the distance. 

Fall:
Fall months of mid-September to October bring a nip in the air in the Alps. Swiss Alps in October look beautiful in the foreground of rust coloured trees and golden-yellow meadows. The temperatures range between 10-14°C, still great to be outdoors hiking and sightseeing.

Winters:
December to April is the winter season in the Alps. It starts raining and harsh cold starts to set in with temperatures going 20-degrees below zero at times. This is the peak ski season in the Alps that attracts people from all over the world.

This might not be a great season to hike, but you enjoy activities like snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring, and cableway riding to see the beauty of snow-shrouded mountains, glaciers, and frozen lakes. Being the peak skiing season, this is when most of the places to stay in the Swiss Alps become quite expensive.
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Swiss Alps Quick Information

Swiss Alps Quick Information
Keep this information handy in your Swiss Alps travel guide:

1. Currency
The official currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF). The current Indian Rupee (INR) exchange rate to CHF is 77.75.

2. Visa
Yes, Indian citizens need a visa to travel to any place in Switzerland. The visa can be obtained either from the Consulate General of Switzerland offices in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore or from the Embassy of Switzerland situated in New Delhi. 

3. Safety
While Switzerland has an active alarm system for typical mountainous hazards like landslides and avalanches, it is always better to be self-prepared. Since the weather in the mountains is unpredictable, one should be dressed appropriately and be updated with weather-related information. Follow your guide’s instructions, stay with your group, and don’t take unnecessary risks. It is always advisable to take travel insurance before you venture into the mountains.

4. Languages
For languages are spoken in the Swiss Alps- German, French, Italian, and Romansch. However, most of the people, especially the ones interacting with tourists, can understand and speak in English. However, it always helps to know the basic phrases of the local languages to get by comfortably.
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Places to Visit in Swiss Alps

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Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
Extending above the Grabenhofer ravine across the Zermatt Valley, this is the longest suspension bridge in the world and amongst the best places to visit in the Swiss Alps. Walking on this 1621 ft. long bridge is like stepping into the world’s most beautiful painting.

This grandiose vantage point, with its highest point being at 237 ft., lets one into the undulated beauty of the Swiss mountains of dense oak forests, meadows, and the most iconic peaks like Matterhorn, Weisshorn, and the Bernese Alps.

Location: Randa

Timings: The Bridge can be visited anytime.
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Furka Pass

Furka Pass
While Furka Pass traces its history back to the 14th-century, it shot into limelight after being featured in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger. Ranked amongst the most picturesque passes in the world, it is located at an elevation of around 7969 ft., on one of the highest roads in the entire Europe.

The road leading to the pass offers a stunning and super-exciting drive full of dramatic hairpin turns and curves that lets one see the remarkable beauty of the Alps, forests, and meadows, that changes at every turn. 

Location: The pass is located between Andermatt (Uri) and Gletsch (Valais).

Timings: The Pass is open between June-mid October.
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Rhone Glacier

Rhone Glacier
The largest glacier in the Urner Alps, Rhone Glacier is the source of the Rhone River and Lake Geneva. Located at an altitude of around 11,910 ft., the glacier is a breathtaking expanse of acres of brilliantly white snow extending for over 7 kilometres and is amongst the best places to visit in Swiss Alps.

What’s more, this glacier allows people inside its hidden and fragile beauty. Every year since the 1870s, a fresh cave is dug, which allows people into expanses of illuminated hues of blue. This is an ice grotto that’s created when the sun’s angular rays fall on ice making it appear in bluish shades.

One of the most interesting things to see here is that every year during summers, the locals cover the glacier with huge UV resistant fleece blankets to protect it from global warming and melting. 

Location: Gletsch, Valais. 

Entry Fee: The admission fee for the ice grotto is around CHF 7, INR 545.

Timings: The Glacier can be visited between early June-mid October daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The time extends to 7:30 pm in summers.
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Riffelsee

Riffelsee
This glassy blue-green alpine lake, located an altitude of around 9000 ft., is one of the most beautiful of all Swiss lakes. The lake is famous for offering a near-perfect mirror reflection of the Matterhorn in its tranquil waters on a clear day. This must be seen especially at the time of sunrise when the mountain’s summit is bathed in orange, pink, and golden hues.

Due to its secluded location, the lake’s shores are abundant with the rarest of Swiss flowers like bellflowers, buttercups, sticky primroses, German gentian, Common Monkshood, and Pasque. The lake is reachable through a simple hike on the ancient Mark Twain path from the Riffelberg station. Don’t miss to see the ancient Riffelberg chapel that once housed Brother Klaus, the patron saint of Switzerland. 

Location: Zermatt, Valais.

Timings: The Lake can be visited anytime.
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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
One of the most popular ski areas in the world and the largest ski area in Europe, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is an exciting world of alpine adventures and amongst the best places to visit in Swiss Alps.  This area offers undulated views of some of the most famous  38 four-thousanders in the world like Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, and even the Gran Paradiso peak in Italy. and 14 glaciers.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a holiday destination in itself. Here, you can experience the world’s highest cableway, visit an underground glacier palace, see films at the cinema lounge, ski on more than 70 kilometres of prepared pistes, and enjoy winter hikes.

Other amazing adventures here include snowshoe trekking, glacier trails, and mountain biking. After a day of adventures, dine at ‘En Guete’, the world’s highest mountain restaurant. Tuck into Swiss specialities like fondue, pasta, salads, fried shrimps, and even Indian food. Down the food with the finest Valais red and white wines, gins, and liquors. 

Location: Zermatt, Switzerland.

Timings: The ski area is open 365 days a year.
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Val Roseg

Val Roseg is not only a valley that’s bestowed with astonishing natural beauty, but is also a great place that lets you close to the highest mountain peaks in the eastern Alps and Graubunden like Roseg, Scerscen, and Bernina. The valley is home to the native flora of pine and larch forests and wildlife like ibex, stag, and deer.

One of the most amazing ways to explore this place is by taking a horse carriage ride that lets you see this amazing natural beauty up and close. The roads leading to the valley are popular with mountain bikers for their exciting bends and turns. This is also a great place for cross-country skiing in winters and for nature hiking.

Location: Pontresina, Switzerland.

Things to Do in Swiss Alps

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Get Amazed at One of the Highest Observatories in the World

Get Amazed at One of the Highest Observatories in the World
Established in 1937, this international observatory, amongst the most intriguing and best places to visit in Swiss Alps, is a weather observation station and astronomical & meteorological research centre where scientists from around the world study glaciology, cosmic ray physics, and astronomy.

Located at around 11,500 ft., it is named after Sphinx, which is a rocky summit here. Don’t miss to visit the observation deck of the centre to see the majestic Jungfrau in all its glory. The deck is reached via an ultrafast elevator that climbs 108 metres in 25 seconds!

Location: Eigergletscher-Jungfraujoch, 3818, Grindelwald, Switzerland.

Timings: The observatory is open 365 days a year.
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Enjoy a UNESCO World Heritage Train Route

Enjoy a UNESCO World Heritage Train Route
Imagine cruising slowly through some of the most incredible views on the planet in a train especially built to sightsee. That’s what you will experience as you ride on the 18th-century Bernina Express through green pastures, snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers, glossy lakes, and acres of palm and birch forests.

This journey will take you over 196 bridges and through 55 tunnels and 25 stops to let you soak in the paradisiacal beauty of the place. It being considered amongst the most phenomenal train journeys in the world, has led to parts of the line along Rhaetian Railway being declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Location: The train route begins in Chur.

Ticket prices: The route-wise starting ticket prices are: 
- Chur to Tirano: CHF 62, INR 4831
- Davos to Tirano: CHF 50, INR 3896
- St Moritz to Tirano: CHF 31, INR 2415

Timings: Bernina Express runs daily in summers and on selected days in the winters. Please check the train website closer to your travel days.
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Indulge in Traditional Alpine Food

Indulge in Traditional Alpine Food
Spanning across France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, the traditional Alpine food has influences from all these countries. It is astonishing how with minimal basic ingredients of cheese, potatoes, meats, and local herbs & spices, this cuisine conjures up an amazing range of delicious foods.

You must try cheese fondue (melted cheese), Tartiflette (melted cheese, potatoes, bacon, and crème fraiche), Diots (cured, smoked and uncured sausages served with mushrooms and cabbage), Crozets (square-shaped buckwheat pasta), salads, aged goat & sheep cheese, and mountain butter. Don’t miss to try desserts made with the freshest local berries, chocolate, and honey like Berry tarts, and Bugnes, etc. 

Location: Some of the best restaurants in the Alps are Café du Pont, Findlerhof, and Zum See (Zermatt), Gourmet Stubli & Montana Stube (Davos). 

Entry Fee: A meal per person usually starts around CHF 15, INR 1170.

Timings: The restaurants are open throughout the year.
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Admire the Unique Culture

Admire the Unique Culture
Due to their expanse through 4 countries, life, culture, and customs in the Swiss Alps is astonishingly unique and beautiful. The Alps are dotted with scenic picturesque villages that house rustic, hardy, and warm locals. You can’t help but smile at the lovely tinkling sounds of Swiss cowbells here as you enjoy the delicious local draft beer at a traditional house and admire their woodcarving and embroidery.

Every village in the Alps has its own choir or band that plays traditional instruments like the Jew’s harp, trumpets, and flutes. You will see traditional folk arts like yodelling and alphorn still being practiced in the villages. Most of the houses have very unusual ornamentation called sgraffito made by etching the plaster around the doors and windows and is quite beautiful. 

Location: Some of the most beautiful villages are Pontresina, Wengen, Morcote, Guarda, and Interlaken.

Timings: The villages can be visited anytime.
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Enjoy Winter Sports

Enjoy Winter Sports
The Swiss Alps are the dream destination of any adventure enthusiast around the world. Skiing in the Alps is a once in a lifetime experience. The Alps have favourable weather and a great network of lifts that cover its 8,895 kilometres of pistes.

Not to mention the astounding landscape of high peaks no less than the likes of Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, etc. Depending on your experience you can explore the sharp vertical drops or the gentler slopes as you enjoy winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, snow horse racing, tobogganing, Nordic skiing, kite skiing, etc. 

Location: Some of the best resorts in the Alps are Stoked Kids Club, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise & Wolli’s Park (Zermatt), Corviglia Snow Park and Signalkuppe Ski Area (St. Moritz), Four Valleys Ski Area (Verbier), The Andermatt-Sedrun Ski Link and Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen (Andermatt-Sedrun).

Entry Fee: A skiing experience in the Swiss Alps starts at around CHF 170, INR 13, 246.

Timings: The winter months of December-March are the best for enjoying skiing in the Alps as per our Swiss Alps travel guide.

Hikes at Swiss Alps

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Eiger Trail, Grindelwald

Eiger Trail, Grindelwald
Eiger is one of the most famous peaks in Switzerland and has always been a dream mountaineering destination for experienced hikers. This 2.45-hour hike, starting and ending at Grindelwald, will take you right below the Eiger itself and see this majestic mountain in all its splendour.

There are metal ladders and ropes that lead climbers onto the mountain’s north face via craggy rocky edges and steep trails. The trail offers beautiful views of the Wetterhorn and the Grosse Scheidegg.
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The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Trail, Zermatt

The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Trail, Zermatt
One of the most intriguing and exciting hikes in the Zermatt region, this circular hike will take you to the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world. Starting from Randa, this 4-hour trail will let you pass through lush Swiss mountains and enjoy views of the Bernese Alps, Matterhorn, and Weisshorn as you ascend to a height of around 280 ft. on the bridge.
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Lac De Louvie, Verbier

Lac De Louvie, Verbier
The stunning ski-resort of Verbier is one of the best places to escape to for enjoying the remarkable beauty of the Alps. Beginning from Verbier, you will be taking a gondola and stroll into Les Ruinettes to see jaw-dropping views of the majestic Mont Blanc mountain.

The 13-kilometre trail is beautifully lush surrounded by emerald-green meadows and offers a chance to spot the elusive chamois and ibex. Go a little further and you will see the pristine Lac de Louvie, one of the most beautiful of Swiss lakes surrounded by century-old barn houses and dense forests.
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The Faulhornweg Trail, Grindelwald

The Faulhornweg Trail, Grindelwald
Adventure lovers dream about hikes like these! Beginning with a gondola ride from Grindelwald to First, your trail will let you traverse lush green flower-laden trails till Bachalpsee. Here, you will be rewarded with the views of an infinity pool with the iconic Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger in the backdrop.

The hike passes through Interlaken where you will see glimmering high mountain lakes to finally end at Schynige Platte. The plateau offers panoramic views of undulated Swiss beauty, which is the house to over 600 native wildlife species.
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Murren Trail, Lauterbrunnen

Murren Trail, Lauterbrunnen
This trail is often on the bucket list of hiking enthusiasts and rightly so! Lauterbrunnen, one of the best places to visit in the Swiss Alps, is the world’s largest glacial valley that has a whopping number of 72 waterfalls. This 10 kilometre hike starts from the town of the same name via a steep rugged trail.

This trail will traverse through picturesque traditional Swiss villages like Murren, forested slopes with flower patches, glistening streams, and lush green meadows. This is the perfect trail to explore the waterfalls like the Trummelbach Falls (the largest underground falls in Europe) and Murrenbach Falls (the highest waterfall in Switzerland). You will see the shimmering Lutschine River in all its glory before the trail ends at Stechelberg.

Things to Know for Swiss Alps Trip

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Places to Stay in Swiss Alps

Places to Stay in Swiss Alps
Looking for the best places to stay in the Swiss Alps that offer the best views of this iconic landscape? These are your options:

1. Hotel Belalp
Counted amongst the top luxury hotels in the Swiss Alps, Hotel Belalp tops the charts when it comes to the most stunning views of the landscape here. Located on the Aletschbord Plateau, this hotel offers uninterrupted views of the longest glacier in Europe- the Aletsch, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The place is designed in a traditional Swiss style with cosy wooden interiors and each room offers views of the Alps. The hotel is popular for its authentic Swiss and Valais cuisine served at its beautiful flower-laden sun terrace. 

2. Kulmhotel Gornergrat
Located at around 10, 170 ft this is the highest hotel in the area and is located amidst 29 peaks of the Alps, offering remarkable ring-like views of this mountain range. A Swiss astronaut, Claude Nicollier who stayed here once, remarked that this property has the clearest and widest sky views in the entire Europe.

The hotel, amongst the best luxury hotels in the Swiss Alps, can be reached by a funicular that is the highest train ride in Europe. It offers 22 luxurious rooms each with its unique views of the Alps. Don’t miss to try the huge range of international and Swiss cuisine at the hotel’s inhouse restaurant,

3. Riffelhaus
Established in 1853, this is the second oldest hotel in the area and amongst the most famous luxury hotels in the Swiss Alps. Initially built to house mountain climbers, this hotel still has that old-world alpine charm. The hotel has an outdoor whirlpool spa with stunning close-up views of the Matterhorn.

Its rooms, built in solid stone and wood interiors, all offer views of some of the highest Alps peaks. Its restaurant menu includes the best of Swiss cuisine like Rosti, cheese fondue, Kaseschnitte, and mountain-style aperitif.
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Places to Eat in Swiss Alps

Places to Eat in Swiss Alps
The stunning views and delicious food at these restaurants make them top the charts of the best places to eat in the Swiss Alps:

1. Horli Hitta Restaurant
This cottage offers amazing views of not only the Alps but also the Aletsch Glacier, which is the longest glacier in the Alps extending for almost 82 kilometres. This rustic restaurant, with wooden décor & furniture, has a lovely sunny terrace where you can enjoy authentic and rich Valais cuisine like tomato fondue, Raclette, and the famous Cholera, which is a delicious & flaky pastry filled with bacon, cheese, potatoes, etc. 

2. Saas-Fee’s Restaurant by Fletschorn
This Michelin star restaurant is one of the best bets when it comes to enjoying the finest Swiss cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. This charming chalet-style place, one of the best places to visit in the Swiss Alps, is famous for its huge selection of Swiss cheese, wines, meat-based dishes, and desserts. What’s more, the terrace café of the place looks onto beautiful views of the high peaks of the Alps. 

3. La Cabane Bella-Tola
A visit to this place takes you the closest to the traditional Swiss spirit. This 1962 restaurant built in cabin style has a very charming old-world feel to it. You can enjoy traditional Swiss and Valais foods like cheese crusts, rostis, fondues, salads, etc. The restaurant’s location allows you to savour uninterrupted views of the mountains, ski trails, and glaciers. 

4. Thyon’s Alpage Restaurant
Accessible from almost all the major skiing trails, this is the perfect place to enjoy a midday snack or a ski lunch break with authentic Swiss and Valais food made from the freshest local ingredients and meats. Their roasted goat cheese, salads, fruit tarts, and wines are a must-try. Enjoy all of this on the terrace area of the place, which is one of the best locations in the area that offer incredible views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanche.
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Reasons to Visit Swiss Alps

Reasons to Visit Swiss Alps
There are ample compelling reasons why your next vacation should be to the Swiss Alps:

- This mountain range, formed over 45 million years ago, is the home to some of the most iconic and recognisable mountain peaks in the world like the Matterhorn, Eiger, Monch, Monte Rosa, etc. Not only this, but you can also see the great Aletsch, which is the largest and the longest glacier in the whole of Europe. And the best part? All these are viewable from amazing vantage points strewn all over the Alps.

The Alps are the home to over 13,000 types of minerals, mountain crystals, plants, and flowers native to this part of the world. There are more than 30,000 species of wildlife thriving in this unique landscape. There are unexplored trails, hidden lakes, and peaks that allow you to venture into this magnificently unique world of nature.

This is where you can enjoy a ride on the 18th-century Bernina Express that’s so incredible in itself that it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  

The Swiss Alps are also the top destinations in the world for winter sports. Due to their Olympic-level pistes, landscape, professional trainers, and over 300 ski resorts, people from all over the world visit the Alps for Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe walking, winter walking, etc.
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Things to Carry

Things to Carry
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Your winter packing list should include:
- Waterproof down jacket
Heavy mittens
Heavy fleece jacket and lowers
Loose T-shirts and trousers for layering
Balaclava, woollen headcover
Woollen socks
Wool lined hiking boots
Sunglasses, sunscreen

Pack these if you are travelling to the Alps in summers:
Light sweater or jacket
Denim, cotton trousers, shorts
Loose T-shirts
Hat, beanie, scarves
Sunglasses, sunscreen
Lightweight sneakers, open-toed floaters
Cotton socks
Travel umbrella
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The best part about the entire experience was enjoying every bit of it hassle-free. I was in a big group with kids and thankfully I got to get into the Cogwheel car without waiting in the long queue and I thank the Thrillophilia team for it. The journey was also very well managed and the operator was really good. We got to explore a number of scenic locations and took various photos. The overall experience was really good and I would try it again.
The best part about the entire journey was the extreme professionalism that was carried out throughout the tour.. The guide was really informative and helpful. Transport was very comfortable. The view of the entire place was truly picturesque, and we took a ton of photos. I loved the entire tour and I along with my friends enjoyed a lot at Jungfraujoch but the only issue was that it was very cold.
16 January 2020
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I along with my partner visited the place for a day from Interlaken during our honeymoon and I must say that we really enjoyed the trip. I will definitely recommend to visit Jungfraujoch during your honeymoon tour to Switzerland.
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People Also Ask About Switzerland

  1. Can you see the Swiss Alps from Zurich?

    Zurich’s distance around 145 kilometers makes it a little difficult to see the Alps from the city. Some of the best vantage points near Zurich that offer excellent views of the Alps are Burkliterasse (2 kilometres from the city) and Mount Uetliberg (5 kilometres from the city).
  2. What city is closest to the Swiss Alps?

    The city closest to the Alps is Zurich. The road distance between the two is around 145 kilometres.
  3. Are the Swiss Alps higher than the Rockies?

    Yes, the Swiss Alps are higher than the Rocky Mountains. The highest peak in the Alps, Mont Blanc standing at a height of 15,782 ft, and other peaks like Matterhorn and the Dufourspitze are higher than any of the peaks in the Rockies.
  4. What town are the Swiss Alps in?

    The Swiss Alps are not located in any town but in the south of the Swiss Plateau, in the northern part of the country. The geographical limit between the Alps and the plateau runs close to the cities of Thun and Lucerne.
  5. What are the Swiss Alps famous for?

    The Swiss Alps are famous for their remarkable natural beauty consisting of massive snowfields, glaciers (Aletsch, the longest glacier in Europe lies in the Alps), dramatic rock formations, and high peaks. The landscape on the two sides of the Alps couldn’t be any more contrasting.

    The Bernese Oberland and Graubunden on the north are lush green while the southern region, including the Valais and Engadine, are starkly barren. They are also popular for the sheer range of exciting adventure activities that they offer.

    You can take the world’s highest roller coaster ride in the Alps that starts at an altitude of around 9,747 ft. and covers a distance of over 3,000 feet. Other activities that the Alps are popular for are snow games, ice skating, skiing, winter hiking, and ice chairlift, snow bus ride, etc.

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