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The Matterhorn

El Matterhorn

El Matterhorn

The Matterhorn – this famed Swiss mountain is located on the Swiss-Italian border, standing at 4,478 meters (14,690 ft.), which makes it one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and is reputed to be the most photographed mountain in the world.

 

Even today the ascent of the Matterhorn is very challenging and can only be achieved by expert mountaineers with excellent equipment and a competent guide. At the foot of the most popular route stands the Hörnli Hut at 3,260m, home to the Matterhorn Base Camp (reopened in 2015 after a full renovation) and the Matterhorn mountain inn.

 

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz

St. Moritz (town) – located 2 ½ hours (203 km) southeast of Zürich, this is an alpine resort town best-known for hosting the Winter Olympics. Located 1,856 meters above sea level, St. Moritz is also known for its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on

 

For winter sports enthusiasts there are 350 km. of pistes with a state-of-the-art infrastructure in the surrounding area. St. Moritz’s ‘house mountain’, the Corviglia, boasts the steepest start slope in Switzerland with the Piz Nair Wall’s 100 per cent vertiginous drop. Toboggan riders plunge down the icy run which is one of the oldest natural ice bob runs in the world. For winter hikers there are 150 km of winter walking trails and for cross-country skiers there is a track network of about 200 km. The snowboard fun park, curling and altitude training are just some of the other winter sports facilities.

 

Stadion Letzigrund

Stadion Letzigrund

Stadion Letzigrund

Stadion Letzigrund (Zürich) – this is a popular arena that holds 50,000 seats (in operation since 2007). Home of the local football teams FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich, this arena also holds various rock and pop music events, such as Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Rihanna, U2, and many others.

Rhine Falls

Cataratas del Rin

Cataratas del Rin

Rhine Falls – this attraction is a 150 m wide and 23 m high waterfall located near the village of Neuhausen in Northern Switzerland. The nearby city of Schaffhausen is commonly associated with the falls too. Even though the Rhine Fall is a form of mass tourism, the natural beauty is overwhelming and for sure worth your time. May/June is the best time to visit because the amount of water peaks then.

 

If you want to experience the falls even closer, then you can take several boat tours on the Rhine. There’s a boat trip to the rock in the middle of the falls, for example. The tours take 10 to 30 minutes, depending on which one you choose. The scheduled boat services are available from April to October. This also goes for the boat crossing the Rhine, which you will need for the suggested route. However, you can visit the Rhine Fall all year round if you don’t need the boats. The following outfits that offer boat tours of Rhine Falls include: www.rheinfall.ch; www.rhyfall-maendli.ch; www.urh.ch; www.viator.com

 

Open Air St.Gallen Festival

Open Air St.Gallen Festival

Open Air St.Gallen Festival

Open Air St.Gallen Festival – this event (held every June near the provincial town of St. Gallen) is one of Switzerland’s largest and longest-running open air musical festivals (attracting over 100,000 spectators a year). This site act as both an outdoor concert venue and a camp site (permitting attendees to set camp and sleep over). Well-known international acts such as Lenny Kravitz, Kings of Leon, The Prodigy, Justice, The Chemical Brothers, and Macklemore, as well as various up-and-coming musicians appear there. See the event website for info in its next concert: www.openairsg.ch