Observation Terrace Sphinx

Sphinx

The Jungfraujoch is not only an attractive vantage point, but also an ideal location for various research projects in the fields of geology, astronomy, and more.

Enjoy the high alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock around the Aletsch Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sphinx is located at 3571 meters above sea level. Europe’s highest railway station, nicknamed “Top of Europe” for that reason, is located in the interior of the Sphinx. A path specially prepared for leisurely walks leads from the Jungfraujoch to the Mönchsjoch Hut. The walk takes 1.5 hours, depending on weather conditions.

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Observation Platform Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls

At the Rhine Falls of Schaffhausen, you can stand high above Europe’s largest waterfall and experience the roaring of the water with your entire body.

And in the middle of it all stands a mighty rock that has braved the elements for thousands of years. A cruise of the Rhine Falls lets you reach the rock, where you can experience the nature spectacle up close. Also the platforms that partially jut out into the Rhine, enable you to stand almost in the midst of the waterfall.

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Pilatus

Pilatus

Two hotels accommodate visitors on Mt. Pilatus. The nighttime breezes are replaced by a spectacular sunrise in the morning.

Starry nights filled with dreams at 2,132 m above sea level: In the tranquility of the stunning mountain world your dreams come true: Nowhere do stars glitter brighter and are sunrises more spectacular than on Pilatus Kulm. Guests sleep soundly in the historic and romantic Hotel Pilatus Kulm (built 1890). It features 23 double rooms with functional decor or in Hotel Bellevue (built 1960), which is home to 28 comfortable double rooms.

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Gelmerbahn – steeply up to the Gelmersee lake

Gelmersee lake

People seeking a thrill will find one here in the Haslital valley on the Bernese side of the Grimsel Pass. A monstrous climb of maximum 106 percent indisputably makes this funicular railway the steepest in Europe.

Both the ascent and descent in the open carriages are an adventure by themselves. But we still recommend you to take a round hike (with good hiking footwear) over the Grimsel granite rocks to the Gelmersee lake (2 hours). And it’s good to know that rigidly descending rock faces are secured with railings.

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Titlis

Titlis

The excursion up Titlis is a real treat. The new gondola TITLIS Xpress leads up to the intermediate station. Then TITLIS Rotair, the World’s first revolving aerial cableway, continues all the way to the top.

At the summit of the 3000 metre mountain, a breathtaking panorama as well as other highlights await: various restaurants with sun terraces, the Glacier Cave, the “Titlis Cliff Walk” – Europe’s highest suspension footbridge – and of course eternal snow and ice. On the glacier chairlift “Ice Flyer” visitors literally fly over the Titlis glacier to the Glacier Park, a free attraction.

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Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000

Cableway, architecture, adventure and Alpine mountain scenery – visitors experience all of it and then some on this journey to a unique glacier world.

Already the first glimpse of the summit station designed by architect Mario Botta is spectacular. Immediately, a stunning panorama of no fewer than 24 snow-capped 4000-metre giants reveals itself: Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Grand Combin and even Mont Blanc in the distance.

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