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Titlis

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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 (free admission), 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.

INFORMATION

Altitude: 3062 m a.s.l.
Arrival: Zentralbahn from Lucerne to Engelberg, walkway to the valley station, gondola and aerial cableway to the Titlis.
Timetable: Operates year-round
Travel duration to summit: app. 30 mins
Attractions: Glacier Cave, suspension bridge, glacier chairlift, snow park Trübsee (snow tubing), rowing boats on Lake Trübsee, trottibike scooters from Alp Gerschni, four-lakes hike to Alp Engstlen and to Melchsee Frutt.
Food & beverage: Restaurants und culinary offers at all altitudes (Stand closed during summer), various restaurants on the summit.
Specials: Gondola Engelberg–Trübsee–Stand now offered without the need for changing transport

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Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass benefit from full coverage for excursions on Rigi, Schynige Platte and Pilatus.

Jungfraujoch - Switzerland Honeymoon Destinations

Jungfraujoch

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On the Top of Europe: A visit to the Jungfraujoch puts a jewel in the crown of any visit to Switzerland.

The Jungfrau-Aletsch Region was chosen as the first Alpine UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2001. At its heart lies the mighty rock massif of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the glacial landscape around the Great Aletsch Glacier.

For more than 100 years, the Jungfrau railway has been making its journey to Europe’s highest-altitude railway station at 3454 metres a.s.l. – right at the heart of the UNESCO heritage site “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch”. All through the year, the cog railway runs steeply up through a tunnel to the ungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg.

The tunnel leading up from the station Eigergletscher is seven kilometres in length and was built between 1896 and 1912. One stop within the tunnel offers spectacular views onto the glacier world outside through windows in the Eiger North Face. On the summit, visitors are greeted by a high-Alpine wonder world made of ice, snow and rocks. All of this can be marvelled at from the viewing platforms “Sphinx” and “Plateau” on the Aletsch glacier or from the “Ice Palace”.

INFORMATION

  • Altitude: 3454 m a.s.l.
  • Arrival: Via Grindelwald–Kleine Scheidegg or via Lauterbrunnen–Kleine Scheidegg, then by cog railway Kleine Scheidegg–Jungfraujoch
  • Timetable: Operates year-round
  • Travel duration to summit: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Attractions: Nine kilometres of railway track from Kleine Scheidegg, close to 1400 metres in altitude, a little over seven kilometres within the mountain tunnel; Ice Palace, Ice Gateway, Sphinx viewing platform, walks in the eternal snow, Alpine research exhibition in summer
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

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The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG take visitors right to Europe’s highest mountain station – at amazing 3883 metres.

The panoramic view over the largest glaciers of the Alps and over no fewer than 38 breathtaking giants of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps is truly unparalleled. The Mont Blanc, highest mountain of the Alps, appears almost near enough to touch. Visitors are very close to Italian territory now and look at the “endearing rear” of the famous Matterhorn. Below them at the foot of the mountain, they can see Europe’s largest ski region, open 365 days a year.

INFORMATION

Altitude: 3883 m a.s.l.

Arrival: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, walkway or local bus to lower terminus Matterhorn glacier paradise
Timetable: Operates year-round
Travel duration to summit: 45 mins
Attractions: Cinema Lounge, Europe’s highest viewing platform, glacier palace with sculptures and ice chute, restaurant with Peak Shop and accommodation with Minergie-P standard for mountaineers, Peak Shop with summit souvenirs and Europe’s highest storage summit wine
Food & beverage: Restaurant with local cuisine
Specials: For adventurers who would like to add a 4000-metre summit to their collection, the Breithorn tour is the very thing, perfect for experienced mountaineers

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Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass benefit from full coverage for excursions on Rigi, Schynige Platte and Pilatus. Many more mountain railways offer u