Visitors have been coming to the Swiss Alps for hundreds of years, transfixed by the unparalleled scenery which can be found in this beautiful country. Whichever region you choose to visit, you will be assured of truly wonderful views.
Here are just a few of the mountain highlights which you discover on a holiday in Switzerland.
Jungfrau - 4158m, Mönch - 4099m, Eiger - 3970m, Schilthorn - 2971m, Brienzer Rothorn - 2350m
The famous Jungfrau mountains are an amazing sight and dominate the landscape in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. You can travel to the highest railway station in Europe and look out over the glacier from the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, while the Schilthorn has a fabulous revolving restaurant. The steam train up to the summit of the Brienzer Rothorn is always popular, as are trips to the Stockhorn (2190m), the Niederhorn (1963m) and Harder Kulm (1322m), all offering beautiful views. Discover more details on the mountain excursions of the Bernese Oberland.
Stay in a mountain resort: Wengen, Grindelwald, Mürren, Adelboden, Kandersteg, Gstaad
Mountains visits also possible from: Interlaken, Thun, Spiez, Bönigen, Wilderswil, Meiringen
Matterhorn - 4478m, Gornergrat - 3135m, Rothorn - 3103m, , Dom - 4545m, Monte Rosa - 4634m
You will find some of the highest mountains in Switzerland in the Valais region. The iconic Matterhorn dominates the resort of Zermatt and you can see beautiful views of the famous mountain and its neighbours on wonderful day trips to the Rothorn and Gornergrat. There are also fantastic mountain visits from Saas-Fee, and during the summer months hotel guests receive a FREE transport pass for the majority of cables cars in the region. From historic Brig, make time to visit the Aletsch Glacier and its river of ice. Discover more details on the mountain excursions of Valais (Zermatt or Saas-Fee).
Stay in a mountain resort: Saas-Fee, Zermatt
Mountain visits also possible from: Brig
Piz Bernina - 4048m, Piz Corvatsch - 3057m, Jakobshorn - 2590m, Weisshorn - 2653m
The Graubünden region is famous for its high mountain resorts and stunning alpine scenery. Many of the resorts offer FREE mountain transport during the summer months, so you can really make the most of this beautiful part of the world. The Upper Engadin region around St. Moritz and Pontresina is simply beautiful, including the peaks and shimmering mountain lakes of Piz Nair (3057m), Corviglia (2486m), Corvatsch & Bernina-Diavolezza (2978m). Closer to Davos and Klosters, the Jakobshorn, the Rinerhorn (2053m) and Madrisa (2826m) transform from white ski slopes to a vibrant green paradise. From charming Arosa, the Weisshorn offer stunning views. Discover more details on the mountain excursions of Graubünden (St. Moritz/Pontresina or Davos/Klosters).
Stay in a mountain resort: St. Moritz, Pontresina, Davos/Klosters, Arosa, Lenzerheide, Flims, Scuol
Mountain visits also possible from: Chur
Rigi - 1797m, Pilatus - 2129m, Stanserhorn - 1898m, Titlis - 3239m
Around Lake Lucerne are some beautiful mountains which offer fabulous views, mountain restaurants and idyllic walking trails. Both Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus are highly recommended days out in the region and can be combined with a lake cruise. A visit to the Stanserhorn offers a selection of walking trails and the chance to ride in an open-top cable car! If you want high altitude views, head for Mount Titlis, where you can have fun in the snow year round. Discover more details on the mountain excursions of Central Switzerland.
Stay in a mountain resort: Engelberg, Andermatt
Mountain visits also possible from: Lucerne, Weggis, Brunnen
Alpes Vaudoises/Lake Geneva
Diablerets - 3210m, Scex-Rouge - 2971m
Idyllic villages and lush green pastures abound in the mountain region of Alpes-Vaudoises, high above Lake Geneva. Famous for the skiing, these mountains offer a summer paradise of walking and stunning views. Villars hotel guests benefit from a FREE mountain transport card which allows you to visit Les Diablerets, Roc d'Orsay (1976m) and Les Chaux (1754m) for the day. Up on Glacier 3000 you will find year round fun in the snow, as well as hiking trails and a gastronomic restaurant. Closer to Lake Geneva, there are great views from the sunny plateau at Rochers-de-Naye (2042m).
Stay in a mountain resort: Villars
Mountain visits also possible from: Montreux, Vevey, Lausanne
Monte Tamaro - 1530m, Monte Generoso - 1704m, Monte San Salvatore - 912m, Cimetta - 1671m
The balmy region of Ticino has two beautiful lakes which are surrounded by mountains. Visit any of them from your lakeside base and you will be rewarded with stunning views over the region. From Lugano you have the choice of mountain walks and restuarants with sunny terraces on Tamaro, Generoso and Monte Bre (933m). From Locarno a trip to Cimetta is highly recommended, taking you via the funicular to Orselina, the cable car to Cardada and the final chairlift to Cimetta. Discover more details on the mountain excursions of Ticino (Lugano or Locarno).
Mountain visits possible from: Lugano, Locarno, Ascona, Bellinzona
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