Excursions

Excursions Switzerland: Gornergrat

Gornergrat - It’s the tops - peaks over 4000 m as far as the eye can see

Switzerland not only has the highest mountains, but also the prettiest railways. If you want to combine both, then climb on board the Gornergrat Railway in Zermatt.

Switzerland not only has the highest mountains, but also the prettiest railways. If you want to combine both, then climb on board the Gornergrat Railway in Zermatt. The highest open-air rack railway in Europe climbs past Swiss stone pine and larch forests up to a height of 3089 metres. Once you reach the top you can enjoy breathtaking, all-round views of 29 peaks above 4000 metres, with the Matterhorn right in the centre. The Gornergrat is also a great starting point for some wonderful walks. In winter, there are attractive descents in the glistening snow and a beautiful, one-of-a-kind sleigh run.

 
Excursions Switzerland: Matterhorn paradise

Matterhorn paradise - Highest sightseeing platform in Europe

Panoramic views of 38 four-thousand-meter-high peaks - a chance to immerse yourself in a Glacier Palace 15 m below the surface of the ice - Europe’s highest restaurant at 3883 m above sea level!

Panoramic views of 38 four-thousand-meter-high peaks - a chance to immerse yourself in a Glacier Palace 15 m below the surface of the ice - Europe’s highest restaurant at 3883 m above sea level! Europe’s highest cable car will whisk you away over gaping glacial crevasses up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and a breathtakingly beautiful world of eternal ice and snow!

 
Excursions Switzerland: Pilatus

Pilatus - 360° Switzerland on Lucerne’s doorstep

Lucerne’s «own» mountain has so many stunning sides: the aerial cableway and panorama gondolas from Kriens to Pilatus Kulm with stunning views.

Lucerne’s «own» mountain has so many stunning sides: the aerial cableway and panorama gondolas from Kriens to Pilatus Kulm with stunning views - breathtaking panoramic views over the lakes of Central Switzerland, not to mention the Alps - no fewer than 73 mountain peaks (count them for yourself!) - the local specialities, A-la-carte menus and international delicacies in the homely restaurants on Pilatus Kulm - one-of-a-kind accommodation facilities at 2132 metres above sea level in the Hotel Bellevue or the Hotel Pilatus-Kulm which is steeped in history and romance - and finally a trip on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from Pilatus Kulm to Alpnachstad or Kriens.

 
Excursions Switzerland: Rochers-de-Naye

Rochers-de-Naye - Riviera panorama and Marmot’s Paradise

After a journey to remember on the rack railway, apart from a unique panorama overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps, the peak of Rochers-de-Naye also offers Marmot’s Paradise with its Education Centre.

After a journey to remember on the rack railway, apart from a unique panorama overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps, the peak of Rochers-de-Naye also offers Marmot’s Paradise with its Education Centre. This special corner of the Alpine world enables you to watch these cute little animals from Asia, Europe and North America that are loved by all in their parks high above Montreux. And in the summer, the Rambertia alpine gardens await visitors with over 800 alpine plants from all over the world.

 
Excursions Switzerland: Schilthorn (from Mürren)

Schilthorn (from Mürren) - 007 film location with a 360° panoramic view

Enjoy the mountains, real wilderness and a breathtaking view of the Bernese Oberland on Mount Schilthorn, which became famous around the world thanks to the James Bond film «On Her Majesty’s Secret Service».

Enjoy the mountains, real wilderness and a breathtaking view of the Bernese Oberland on Mount Schilthorn, which became famous around the world thanks to the James Bond film «On Her Majesty’s Secret Service». You can be up on the Schilthorn (2970 m) in just 32 minutes from Stechelberg (864 m). In our revolving restaurant, we can offer a large A-la-carte menu, our famous James Bond breakfast and the best view over Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. You can also combine a trip up the Schilthorn with a walk through the panoramic spa resort of Mürren (with no cars), a trip on the funicular railway to the Allmendhubel and a visit to the Trümmelbach glacier waterfalls in Stechelberg.

 
Excursions Switzerland: Schilthorn (from Stechelberg)

Schilthorn (from Stechelberg) - 007 film location with a 360° panoramic view

Enjoy the mountains, real wilderness and a breathtaking view of the Bernese Oberland on Mount Schilthorn, which became famous around the world thanks to the James Bond film «On Her Majesty’s Secret Service».

Enjoy the mountains, real wilderness and a breathtaking view of the Bernese Oberland on Mount Schilthorn, which became famous around the world thanks to the James Bond film «On Her Majesty’s Secret Service». You can be up on the Schilthorn (2970 m) in just 32 minutes from Stechelberg (864 m). In our revolving restaurant, we can offer a large A-la-carte menu, our famous James Bond breakfast and the best view over Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. You can also combine a trip up the Schilthorn with a walk through the panoramic spa resort of Mürren (with no cars), a trip on the funicular railway to the Allmendhubel and a visit to the Trümmelbach glacier waterfalls in Stechelberg.

 
Excursions Switzerland: Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn - Stanserhorn - mountain peaks form a guard of honour

Since 1893, visitors to the Stanserhorn ride in the wooden wagons of the vintage funicular to the intermediate station Kälti, where they continue their ride up the Stanserhorn by transferring to the modern Cabrio Cable Car. The double-decker cable car has two cabins and an open upper deck.

Since 1893, visitors to the Stanserhorn ride in the wooden wagons of the vintage funicular to the intermediate station Kälti, where they continue their ride up the Stanserhorn by transferring to the modern Cabrio Cable Car. The double-decker cable car has two cabins and an open upper deck. It is an experience for all senses, for one enjoys not only the panoramic view, but also the wind in one’s hair and the pristine mountain air. The two cabins move on side-mounted support cables in order to facilitate an unimpeded panoramic view. The cable car moves almost noiselessly from 711 meters above sea level to the 1850-meter high Stanserhorn. The most convenient spots to enjoy the panorama are in the revolving restaurant or on the viewing platform.

Visitors who prefer more intense physical activities, hike the Flower Reserve or the Marmot Park. By the way, the Stanserhorn, an ideal summer mountain, is the local mountain of Delta Club Stans, the largest and oldest kite flying club of Switzerland - a fact that can hardly be overlooked on sunny weekends. By the way, rangers help out in naming mountain peaks.

 
Excursions Switzerland: Titlis

Titlis - Experience snow and fun all year round

This unique glacier paradise offers snow and ice even in summer! The highest glacier excursion in the Lake Lucerne region is conveniently located, just a short distance from Lucerne.

This unique glacier paradise offers snow and ice even in summer! The highest glacier excursion in the Lake Lucerne region is conveniently located, just a short distance from Lucerne. The highlights of the trip has to be riding on the world’s first revolving cable car; a visit to the Titlis Glacier Cave with all its secrets; an «Ice Flyer» chairlift trip over open glacier crevasses; the breathtaking panorama, as well as the unique Titlis Glacier Park, where you can try out various snowtoys for sliding downhill, such as balancers, snow-scoots, snow tubes etc. If you like scenic beauty combined with lots of fun, then a Titlis trip will be just right for you!

 

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