The River Aare between Uttigen and Bern is extremely popular for all kinds of boat trips, offering an alternative route into the Swiss capital. The water-meadow landscape is an enchanting and secluded wilderness amid the densely populated countryside.
Behind the steep rock walls of Calanda massif a historical pass lurks over Kunkelspass. The pass connects different Maiensäss (typical farmhosues), going over to Reichenau, where Vorder and Hinterrhein join. Away from the tracks alpine marmots run over fertile meadows.
Misused as the motif for countless countryside calendars, famous due to thousands of films, emblems and Swiss stickers and labels, but despite or perhaps because of all of this, the Matterhorn continues to remain the archetypal mountain. Actually seeing the world-famous pyramid of rock in front of you is always a fascinating experience.
Take the world's highest lying subway to the world's largest ice pavilion, next to the world's highest lying revolving restaurant. This is how one might describe a visit to the Ice Grotto of Mittelallalin. But one really should go and see the Ice Pavilion for oneself.