La Switzerland is frequently identified as symbol of the Alps, becoming an essential destination for those wishing to explore the European mountains. This status is supported by the presence of some of the most evocative peaks in the world and by excellent management of tourist areas, elevating Switzerland to an authentic landscape jewel.
In the country they stand 47 peaks exceeding 4000 metres above sea level, among which the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau and Piz Bernina stand out. These majestic mountains have witnessed epic mountaineering feats and still represent both a challenge for mountaineers around the world and one incomparable visual spectacle for visitors.
From its high peaks they are born some of the largest glaciers in the Alps, and among these the Aletsch Glacier stands out as the most extensive. Nourished by several mountains that exceed both 3.500 and 4.000 meters, this glacier offers views that seem to belong to a bygone era.
Switzerland also stands out for its people Alpine lakes where you can swim, a natural heritage that makes it the ideal destination for those seeking an immersive experience in nature. Thanks to rigorous protection of its waters, many Swiss alpine lakes are suitable for swimming, generating an increase in tourism that combines mountain excursions with moments of relaxing bathing.
Often referred to as the “green mountain,” Switzerland boasts lush meadows and pastures that create postcard landscapes. Many of these valleys, at the foot of majestic peaks, are served by rail connections, allowing tourists to enjoy the holidays without using the car. This one-of-a-kind service, in addition to providing convenience, helps reduce road traffic and ensure cleaner air.
Define Switzerland as the pearl of the Alps it might seem excessive, but it undoubtedly offers destinations that deserve to be discovered at least once.
However, it should be underlined that, compared to destinations such as France, Austria and Italy, a holiday in Switzerland tends to cost more due to the higher cost of living. Despite this, through careful planning and advance bookings, it is possible to make your stay more accessible from an economic point of view.
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