Mountains & Glaciers




Aside from watches, cheese and chocolate, there is hardly anything that people more clearly connect with Switzerland than its unique mountain scenery. Whether you come here in winter or summer, to ski or to hike – Switzerland is a paradise for both experienced and aspiring peak baggers.

The Top Ten Swiss mountains

Piz Corvatsch and Furtschellas

Two mountain railways above the beautiful blue lakes of upper Engadine – diverse heights and truly diverse adventure: from the Corvatsch, Alpine views of the Biancograt ridge on the Piz Bernina; on Furtschellas, a hiking paradise with six mountain lakes.High-alpine views across to the Biacograt and a hikers’ paradise with 6 lovely mountain lakes.

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The near-perfect pyramid shape of this mountain has inspired many an artist to depict it, including Ferdinand Hodler (1909), Paul Klee (1915) and Cuno Amiet (1926). It takes just 30 minutes to reach the 2,362m summit of the pyramid on the funicular railways from Mülenen.

Learn more about: Niesen


At 2.970 metres, the Schilthorn attracts visitors with a magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the “Swiss skyline” including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and a delicious meal in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria.

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Maker of weather, dragon's lair, home to giants and grave of rulers: Lucerne's very own mountain, Pilatus, is one of the most legendary places in Central Switzerland. And one of the most beautiful. On a clear day the mountain offers a panoramic view of 73 Alpine peaks.

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Rigi Kaltbad

With the cog railway from Vitznau and the cable car from Weggis, the car-free Rigi Kaltbad is the place to relax. The Mineral Bath & Spa ensures a refreshing body sensation. The sunset at the viewing pulpit "Känzeli" is just fantastic!

Learn more about: Rigi Kaltbad