05 Jun On Top of Europe: Exploring the Swiss Alps
Located in central Europe is the small mountainous European country: Switzerland. Despite being a composed of only 8 million people, the country speaks German, French, Italian and Romansh. For visitors who want to experience a sampling of Europe in a single country, the Swiss Alps are an excellent choice.
No, this isn’t the ride at Disneyland; although they did take some inspiration from the Swiss mountain. The Matterhorn is perhaps the most famous peak in all of Europe. The monstrous, majestic slope beckons for mountaineers to ascend to its treacherous peak. A sightseeing flight is always another option if you prefer not to embark on the intimidating journey. This marvelous helicopter ride will allow you to witness a jaw-dropping view of Matterhorn and its neighboring mountains. Luckily, there are a number of smaller hikes nearby that are appropriate for all ages, considering the intensity of climbing the Matterhorn itself.
Standing 3,454 meters above sea level is the remarkable Jungfrau. If the gracious summit calls to you, you’re in luck. You can surmount this colossal pinnacle, and stand above the world to bask in your extraordinary feat. If that sounded a bit too daunting, you can take a cable car to her summit. Later, take a mountain cart down the side of the mountain through a guided and exhilarating track. The Ice Palace provides a brief respite from the thrilling activities for those desiring a look into the local culture and art. Created in the 1930’s, this monument of human achievement only survives at the mercy of the environment. But, if it gets too hot, this almost 100-year-old exhibit could perish!
Located in central Switzerland (near the charming, romantic city of Lucerne) is Mount Rigi. Rigi offers miles of scenic hiking trails coupled with a luxurious wellness center. And what could you expect considering the rigorous hiking? On Mount Rigi, you can choose to relax in mineral baths or climb the slippery slopes. If you’re more into the scenery, hop aboard nostalgia express for a chance to tour Rigi in one of Europe’s oldest mountain railways. Afterward, take a hike with Barry, the Saint Bernard dogs native to Rigi! There’s even a zipline park, perfect for those seeking a thrill. Regardless of the flavor, there is a mountain of possibilities awaiting you and your family on Mount Rigi!
Switzerland’s gorgeous scenery and colossal mountains make it a perfect, unforgettable memory for any family looking to get out of their comfort zones. The serenity and lavish experiences available at the Swiss Alps will appeal to anyone looking to forget the real world for a while. Let us get you over there. Contact us at mustdotravels.com and we promise that you’ll love it, but keep in mind that we can’t promise you’ll want to come back either.