High-altitude flowers from the Pyrenees, New Zealand, China, Nepal or Tibet also grow in Switzerland. In the botanical garden Alpinum Schatzalp, 3500 plant species and flower varieties from the world's high mountain regions bloom from June to September.
Roses and dahlias, medicinal plants, exotic blossoms and undemanding herbs: the Botanical Garden of Geneva houses over 16,000 species of plants. The exotic bird species in the zoo within the Botanical Garden are just as colorful as the flowers.
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.
The Giessbach brook tumbles in 14 stages, over a length of 500 meters and out of the high valleys of the Faulhorn area down to Lake Brienz. Historic Grand Hotel Giessbach is located at the foot of this nature spectacle. The hotel is accessible by means of Europe's oldest funicular.