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Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

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Nov 15, 20192220

Learn about the 6 snow mountains of Switzerland and feel the charm of the Alps

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Matterhorn: Symbol of the Alps
Jungfrau: Reach Top of the Europe
Schilthorn: Filming Location of On Her Majesty's Secret Service(007 Series)
Take theWorld's First Rotating Cable Car Rotair to Reach the Titlis
Rigi: Queen of Mountains
Pilatus: Golden Round Trip

The splendid Alps, with different sceneries in the four seasons, occupy almost 60% of Switzerland. In Europe, only Switzerland has so many peaks, including 48 more than 4,000 meters above sea level. Among them, the most famous ones are the Matterhorn and the Jungfrau.

Matterhorn: Symbol of the Alps

Located in a small town named Zermatt of Valais, Switzerland, the Matterhorn with an elevation of 4478 meters, is the most beautiful peak of the Alps and also the symbol of Switzerland. It stands like a pillar pointing to the sky, with the pyramid style representing the Alps. In the rays of the morning and setting suns, the mountain covered with years of snow reflects gorgeous metal like rays of light. At 3883 meters above sea level, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the highest cable car station and viewing platform in Europe, where you can enjoy the Matterhorn and the surrounding mountains from the closest distance. The Matterhorn Ice Palace, 15 meters below the surface of the glaciers, is the highest ice palace of the world. You may visit the glaciers in a very special manner and enjoy its deep cracks.

Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

Jungfrau: Reach Top of the Europe

Located 20 to 30 km away from the south of Interlaken, Jungfrau is 4158 meters above sea level. It is one of the highest peaks of the Alps. The summit of the Jungfrau is covered with snow and ice all the year round, while it is green and beautiful at the foot of the mountain. It is a well-known scenic spot for tourism and outdoor sports in Europe. If you love outdoor sports like skiing, you can come here in winter. For sightseeing, summer (especially June) is the best tourist season. It's better to come on a sunny day with high visibility. Gear train, the best vehicle to take to go to the Jungfrau. This railway for climbing the Jungfrau was built between 1896 and 1912, and is a pioneering work of mankind in the 20th century. This gear train will take visitors to the highest train station in Europe at 3,454 meters above sea level - the Jungfrau train station is named the "Top of Europe".

Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

Schilthorn: Filming Location of On Her Majesty's Secret Service(007 Series)

At 2970 meters above sea level, the Schilthorn has a very important 360-degree viewing platform from Interlaken to the Jungfrau, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the 200 peaks, particularly the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau. It is well-known because the breathtaking scenes of the On Her Majesty's Secret Service, one of the 007 films, were shot here. There is a card in the shape of James Bond with a pistol on the viewing platform. You may take a photo with this celebrity. If you have enough time, you can also enter the octagonal theater of the viewing platform for free, and watch the 18-minute scenic film shot for the Schilthorn from different angles, and the highlights of 007 films.

Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

Take theWorld's First Rotating Cable Car Rotair to Reach the Titlis

At 3238 meters above sea level, the Titlis is located in Engelberg, to the south of Lake Lucerne, and is well-known for the world's first 360-degree rotating cable car Rotair and the highest suspension bridge of Europe. As the most famous scenic spot in the Alps, It is world-renowned for its glaciers and glacier cracks that do not melt all the year round. Many people who came to the Titli considered the world's first rotating cable car Rotair as the most memorable thing. The cable car keeps rotating 360 degrees to the summit of the Titlis at an altitude of 3,239 meters. In the 5-minute trip, the cable car rotates one revolution, during which, you can enjoy the steep cliffs, deep glacier cracks and snow-capped peaks in the distance at 360 degrees.

Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

Rigi: Queen of Mountains

The Rigi with an elevation of 1,800 meters is known as the “Queen of Mountains”. It is located in central Switzerland, close to Lucerne, the first cog rail of Europe is on the mountain. From ancient times to the present, it has always been a famous place to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. From the observatory on the top of the mountain, you may enjoy the full view of the Alps and the Black Forest and the French plains that extend to Germany. Being a great place for relaxation and recreation, the Rigi is one of the most popular attractions in Switzerland. In addition to spectacular views of the Alps, there are 100 km-long hiking trails, sheltered picnic areas, children’s playgrounds and old-fashioned steam trains. Here, travelers can ski, sleigh ride, or participate in diversified activities and adventures.

Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

Pilatus: Golden Round Trip

Located near Lucerne, Pilatus with an altitude of more than 2,100 meters has become a world-class scenic spot for the steepest railway of the world and the "Golden Round Trip". This tourist route is the only landscape route in Switzerland, thus it will show you numerous wonderful sceneries. The "Golden Round Trip", from the beginning of May to November each year, is the most popular route for travelers to visit the Pilatus. The route includes a cruise ship (90 minutes), the world's steepest gear train (30 minutes), a high-altitude cabin (5 minutes) and a high-altitude cable car (20 minutes). Through the round trip which is connected via the above traffic means, you can travel around this iconic mountain of Lucerne.

Learn about the 6 Snow Mountains of Switzerland and Feel the Charm of the Alps

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