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