Säntis – look into the distance

Säntis – look into the distance

Just like a unpenetrable fortress the Alpsteinmassiv juts out high above the undulating hills of the Appenzell: its highest point is 2502-meter-high Mount Säntis. The ride in the gondola is breath-taking: take in Lake Constance, the Vorarlberg,...more

St. Gotthard Pass – Nostalgia on the Tremola

St. Gotthard Pass – Nostalgia on the...

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South...more

Monte Generoso, 1704m <br />Railway and mountain station will remain closed in 2014/2015/2016 due to reconstruction works

Monte Generoso,...

From Hotel Vetta on Monte Generoso you can enjoy the panoramic view...more

Gornergrat Railway

Gornergrat Railway

The perfect excursion (3,089 m): Impressive and majestic, standing out...more

Säntis – look into the distance

Just like a unpenetrable fortress the Alpsteinmassiv juts out high above the undulating hills of the Appenzell: its highest point is 2502-meter-high Mount Säntis. The ride in the gondola is breath-taking: take in Lake Constance, the Vorarlberg, the Graubünden, Glarus and Bernese Alps. On a clear day one can even see the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest.

Riding the big Säntis cable car from Schwägalp over the ridges to the mountain station is an impressive experience in itself. Visitors gather on the viewing platform beneath the tower and try to identify the nearby and distant mountains. The meteorologists had good reason to establish a weather station on this mountain back in 1882.

St. Gotthard Pass – Nostalgia on the Tremola

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the main North-South connection, traversed by leisure hikers and pass enthusiasts.

Monte Generoso, 1704m
Railway and mountain station will remain closed in 2014/2015/2016 due to reconstruction works

From Hotel Vetta on Monte Generoso you can enjoy the panoramic view ranging from the Matterhorn via the Jungfrau and Lago di Lugano up to Milan and the Appenine Mountains.

The Monte Generoso is located at the Southern tip of Lake Lugano. It is one of the most exciting vistas of Ticino.

Gornergrat Railway

The perfect excursion (3,089 m): Impressive and majestic, standing out against the sky, the Matterhorn – a national symbol – steals the show from the other 37 four-thousand-metre mountains visible from here.

29 peaks over 4,000m high surround the rocky ridge between the Findel and Gorner Glaciers, 1,500m above Zermatt. Today, Europe's highest open-air cog railway runs from Zermatt station to the Gornergrat in about half an hour – at 24-minute intervals every single day.