The 2,970-metre Schilthorn offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and more than 200 other peaks. Once at the top, spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau await you. The revolving restaurant at the summit, which rotates around its own axis once every 45 minutes, owes its current name Piz Gloria to the James Bond film production. The Skyline Walk at the Birg middle station lets you stare into the abyss below. And if that’s still not enough excitement for you, why not take the Thrill Walk, a 200-metre long rocky path down among the vertical walls of the rock massif.
Seealpsee Lake 🌊
Seealpsee is a lake in the Alpstein range of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland. At an elevation of 1,143.2 m, the surface area is 13.6 hectares. The lake can be reached by foot from Wasserauen or from Ebenalp. A network of routes around Ebenalp connects Seealpsee with other notable sights in the Appenzell Alps, such as the Wildkirchli and Säntis.
Oberhofen Castle 🏰
Oberhofen Castle is situated on the banks of Lake Thun. The picturesque castle complex with a keep dating from circa 1200 has a colourful history. The castle gained its present appearance after it was bought by the Neuchâtel-Prussian aristocratic family de Pourtalès in 1844 and converted into a summer residence. A museum devoted to the stories of former residents was established inside the castle in 1954. The absorbing exhibitions are worth a visit, whatever the weather.
Chillon Castle 🏰
Matterhorn Mountain 🏔️
The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. nown internationally by its German name the Matterhorn, it owes its fame to its almost perfect pyramid shape. Its four-sided, ridged rocky peak towers 4,478 metres above sea level, in perfect isolation in the midst of a quite singular alpine panorama.
The city of Zurich, a global center for banking and finance, lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. The picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century Rathaus (town hall).
Hotel Belvédère 🏨
The iconic Alpine hotel of the 19th-century has seen better days. Back in the early times, at the peak of its operation, tourists flocked to see Rhône Glacier’s breathtaking. Hotel Belvédère is located on a majestic curvy mountain road. The Furka Pass is a road tripper’s paradise in the high Swiss Alps. It’s so scenic that it was featured in the James Bond film Goldfinger. Hotel Belvédère is located close to the top, in one of the most amazing places. To this date, tourists come here to sneak peek at the once flourishing hotel and make their way to the glacier where the ice grotto used to be.
Eismeer Train Station 🚉
This station can only be reached by train because it is located at an altitude of 3,159 meters (10,364 feet), directly in the Eiger mountain in the Bernese Alps. The station is the second-highest in Europe, and part of the Jungfrau Railway, which runs from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfrauenjoch. The destination station, the Jungfraujoch, is the highest station in Europe, located at 3,454 meters (11,332 feet). The main use of the train station Eismeer is to give passengers a view of the surrounding mountains.
Chapel Bridge 🌉
Lucerne’s landmark chapel bridge is considered to be Europe’s oldest covered bridge. It was built in 1332 and was originally a part of the city fortifications. The pictorial panels, which were incorporated in the 17th century, contain scenes of Swiss history as well as the Lucerne’s history, including the biographies of the city’s patron saints, St. Leodegar and St. Maurice. Lucerne’s water tower is a powerful yet attractive construction. This octagonal tower – over 34 meters high (111.5 ft.) – was built around 1300 as part of the city wall and used as an archive, treasury, prison and torture chamber.
Lauterbrunnen is a municipality in the Swiss Alps. It encompasses the village of Lauterbrunnen, set in a valley featuring rocky cliffs and the roaring, 300m-high Staubbach Falls. Nearby, the glacial waters of Trümmelbach Falls gush through mountain crevices past viewing platforms. A cable car runs from Stechelberg village to Schilthorn mountain, for views over the Bernese Alps.
Rhine Falls 🌊
The Rhine Falls is a breathtaking stupendous beauty and the largest plain waterfall in Europe. The falls are located on the High Rhine at Neuhausen am Rheinfall Village and just below Schaffhausen in the north of Switzerland. The Rhine’s waters flow at the rate of 23 meters over a breadth of 150 meters. The tub’s deepness is 13 meters and the average torrential is 600 m per second. Therefore, the visitors are offered a stunning view of the cascading waterfalls. The world-famous Rhine Falls is around 15,000 years old. The reason behind the creation of this miracle was the tectonic shifts during the Ice age.