Mountains & Glaciers

Matterhorn

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Intro

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.

Discover the highest peaks of Switzerland!

The Top Ten Swiss mountains

Niesen

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.

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Pilatus

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