5 Extraordinary Mountains You Really Must Visit in Switzerland

Top Mountains in Switzerland For Visitors

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5 Extraordinary Mountains You Really Must Visit in Switzerland

Switzerland is an amazingly scenic country blessed so many beautiful places. However, in this  article we have singled out 5 extraordinary mountains you really must visit. Each one is stunning and unique in its own right and not only are the mountains a great destination for nature lovers, but each one also offers a wide variety of recreational activities.

5 Extraordinary Mountains You Really Must Visit in Switzerland

Mount Titlis – 3,238 metres above sea level

Mount Rigi – 1,798 metres above sea level

Mount Pilatus – 2,128 metres above sea level

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe – 3,463 m above sea level

Glacier 3000 – 3,ooo metres above sea level

1. Mount Titlis

Mount Titlis

Mount Titlis is located close to Engelberg in the heart of central Switzerland. There is lots to do whatever time of year you visit and the views from the top are amazing. There is an impressive glacier around Mount Titlis and you can also explore an ice cave, walk across the highest suspension bridge in Europe and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift.

Suspension bridge Titlis Engelberg

The panoramic views from the top are truly spectacular and in the winter season there are some really cool activities you can enjoy on the slopes. As well as skiing, snowboarding and snow snow shoeing you can also go snow tubing and even go round a race course on an e-snowmobile!

Rotair gondola Titlis Engelberg

Enjoy your journey to the top of Mount Titlis on the beautiful rotating Titlis Rotair gondolas.

For more information visit the Engelberg Titlis website here. 

2. Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi, known as “Queen of the Mountains” is also located in the heart of Central Switzerland and form the top you can admire panoramic views across lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains.

Mount Rigi - railway

There are various ways to get to the top of Mount Rigi, but whichever way you choose you are bound to be enthralled by the breathtaking views across Lake Lucerne and the mountains all around. The train journey is a fabulous experience and it is wonderful at any time of day, but it is particularly spectacular to travel back down when the sun is setting. At the top you can enjoy the restaurants, go for a walk and admire yet more stunning views.

Mount Rigi in the snow

Information on Mount Rigi

For more information on Mount Rigi see here 

3.  Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus views

There are several different ways to get to Mount Pilatus. From Lucerne you can combine a boat trip with a cable car ride to the top of Pilatus. Alternatively you may prefer to take the world’s steepest cog railway from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm and a panoramic cable car.

Mount Pilatus views

At the top, you can choose from a wide range of activities and things to do. You can take a walk along the dragon walk, and  in winter, you can go snowshoeing and tobogganing. Pilatus can be visited all year round and in winter there is even a Christmas market. In summer, you can go paragliding and hiking and there is a great adventure park.

Views from mount Pilatus Switzerland

Information on Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus is open all year round.

For more information visit the Pilatus website here.

4. Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

The Jungfraujoch Top Of Europe, is as the name suggest, it the highest point in Europe. It’s internationally acclaimed as one  of the top places to visit in Switzerland. You can catch the Jungfraujoch train in the town of Interlaken, which is located on Lake Thun. The Top of Europe is located at 3454m above sea level and the views over the Alps are simply breathtaking.

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

Make sure to allow enough time as there is plenty to do here and the ride itself is an experience with stunning views on all sides. At the top there are restaurants, shopping,  and a wonderful ice cave with lots of great ice sculptures.

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

One must see at the top is the Aletsch glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In winter, you can also go skiing, sledging, snowmobiling and walking.

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

Information on Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

5. Glacier 3000

Fine Food and Exquisite Views at the Restaurant Botta Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000 is located in Les Diablerets, in the canton of Vaud. A cable car takes you up from Col du Pillon to Cabane where you change to a second cable car to Scex Rouge and the summit. It takes just around 15 minutes from the base station to the top. When you get to the peak, one of the highlights is the Peak Walk by Tissot Bridge.

Fine Food and Exquisite Views at the Restaurant Botta Glacier 3000

You really must walk across this impressive suspension bridge which is the highest hanging bridge in the world linking two mountain peaks. After crossing the bridge why not go for lunch at the stunning Botta Restaurant designed by the famous Swiss architect, Mario Botta.

Fine Food and Exquisite Views at the Restaurant Botta Glacier 3000

You can take the chair lift on the glacier to enjoy a variety of activities from skiing, to glacier walking, to taking a ride on a husky sleigh or even on a SnowBus.  In Summer you can take the Alpine Coaster, which is the highest toboggan run in the world.

Information on Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000 is open all year round. Please note that in extremely windy conditions the bridge may be closed.

Read all about the Peak Walk by Tissot Suspension Bridge here

For more information on Glacier 300 read our article on skiing there here.

Or visit the Glacier 3000 website here.

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