First – more than a dream

First – more than a dream

There are only a few places in the Alps where the glaciers reach as deeply into the valley as in Grindelwald. The best view is obtained on the First vantage point (2167 meters), which can be reached by means of an entertaining gondola ride.more

Métro Lausanne – true underground rail

Métro Lausanne – true underground rail

Lausanne boasts the world’s smallest automatic Metro. The new 6-kilometer line connects the pier of Ouchy via the Lausanne Train Station and the...more

Gemsstock

Gemsstock

In Andermatt it goes up everywhere - up to the Gotthard Pass, the...more

Stockhorn – and striking Horn

Stockhorn – and...

Stockhorn, which has a height of 2,190 meters, is the highest peak of...more

First – more than a dream

There are only a few places in the Alps where the glaciers reach as deeply into the valley as in Grindelwald. The best view is obtained on the First vantage point (2167 meters), which can be reached by means of an entertaining gondola ride.

Here not only the upper and lower Grindelwald glaciers seek the limelight, instead the four-thousand-meter-high Finsteraar, Schreck, Lauteraar and Fiescherhörner also stick their necks out!

Métro Lausanne – true underground rail

Lausanne boasts the world’s smallest automatic Metro. The new 6-kilometer line connects the pier of Ouchy via the Lausanne Train Station and the Old Town with the Croisette district. Approximately one half of the route is underground.

Every couple of minutes, a train from Lausanne-Ouchy by Lake Geneva runs almost silently uphill to the SBB railway station and onwards via the city centre (Flon) to Epalinges-Croisettes. The fully automated Métro trains are remotely controlled and spend half their time underground.

Gemsstock

In Andermatt it goes up everywhere - up to the Gotthard Pass, the Oberalp, to Nätschen and on the Gütsch and of course, to the Gemsstock.

A 1500-meter climb leads up from Andermatt to the Gemsstock at almost 3000 meters above sea level – from where you enjoy 360° views over half of Switzerland standing at the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Stockhorn – and striking Horn

Stockhorn, which has a height of 2,190 meters, is the highest peak of the Stockhorn Range. The mountain consists of a nearly vertical slab of rock, so that it appears either wide or pointed, depending on your perspective.

It’s not hard to pinpoint the distinctive head of rock at the entrance to the Bernese Oberland – but the fact that you can stand pretty much on top to enjoy views direction Thun, Aare Valley and Bern as far as Jura is known to few.