20 Mountains In Switzerland Every Traveler Must Visit Once!

Switzerland Mountains

The Matterhorn , The Jungfrau Region , Mt.Titlis , St.Moritz , Stanserhorn , Schilthorn , Mt.Rigi , Mt.Pilatus , Harder Kulm , Eiger , Monta Rosa Pennine Alps , Dent Blanche, Gornergrat, Kleine Scheidegg, Santis, Piz Bernina, Niesen, Monch and many more.

There are myriads of sky-touching Switzerland Mountains that will leave you awestruck with its scenic beauty and majestic views. From challenging your adrenalin rush to seeking solitude, there are a plethora of mountains in Switzerland waiting to be explored. Mount Titlis and Jungfrau are the most popular ones among the tourists, but there are tons of other magnificent Swiss Alps with panoramic views and adventurous activities that deserve to be on the itinerary of every traveler.

Switzerland is the only place in the world with postcard-perfect villages, lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes and a variety of chocolates and cheese altogether at once. But if you want to explore the real essence of Switzerland and witness the natural beauty in its purest form, these are some of the mountains that you cannot afford to miss on your next Switzerland holiday.


Here's list of best mountains in Switzerland:

01

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn

This grandiose jewel of the Swiss Alps is situated at the border of the Swiss Canton of Valais between an Italian resort and Zermatt. Situated at the height of 4,478 meters, Matterhorn is a famous pyramid-shaped mountain in Europe with a rocky tooth that touches the zenith.

The mountain is closely situated to a beautiful little town of Zermatt which is popularly known as a glacier paradise and attracts several tourists throughout the year. The world’s largest snow igloo, Iglu Dorf also lies at the base of the Matterhorn carved out of fresh ice and snow with a whopping height of 34 feet. 

How to reach:
Get to Zermatt through electric buses, by train or on foot. Board the Gondola from the Valley Station to Mid station Furi. Change to a cable car in Furi that goes over the rocky alpine landscape and reaches mid-station Trockener Steg. Change to the final section of the cable car of The Matterhorn Glacier Ride to Klein Matterhorn.

Activities:
-Take the famous Glacier Express.
-Soak in the aerial view with the helicopter ride.
-Snowboarding and skiing.
-Hike across the Alps.
-Take the cable car to the glacier paradise.

02

The Jungfrau Region

The Jungfrau Region

One of the most popular and quintessential Swizz tourist spots that stand at 3,454 meters above sea level on the Jungfraujoch is the Jungfrau region. With the view of Mittelland up to the Vosges on one side and the views of Aletsch glacier on the other side, Jungfrau feels like a white wonderland with snow under your feet and icy breeze covering your face.

Jungfrau is one of the most famous mountains in Switzerland because the highest train station in Europe, Jungfraujoch, lies only about 200 meters below the Jungfrau peak. The pretty little town of Interlaken is a popular destination of Jungfrau for the numerous snow activities in the region and will instantly transport you to a paradise full of ice skating, skiing and snow hiking.

How to reach:
Take either Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald route from Interlaken Ost station. Change to WAB cogwheel train at either of the stations and head to Kleine Scheidegg. It takes about half an hour from Grindelwald and 45 minutes from Lauterbrunnen to reach Kleine Scheidegg. Take the Jungfraubahn train to reach the Jungfraujoch Top that goes through the mountains. This will take about 50 minutes with two viewing points on the way for passengers.

Activities:
-Zip lining across the cliff.
-Allmendhubel Funicular.
-Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.
-Blumenthal Panorama Trails.
-First cliff walk in Grindelwald.
-Glacier Ravine.
-Eiger Trail .
-Hike up to Schynige Platte

03

Mt.Titlis

Mt.Titlis

At the height of 3,030 meters above sea level, Mt Titlis is undoubtedly the highest mountain in Switzerland. Mount Title is also famous amongst the tourists for experiencing the winter season throughout the year. It is an ideal all-weather destination in Switzerland with beautiful panoramic views of the nearby villages and the city.

This snow paradise is located in the proximity of a famous town of Engelberg which is a 45 to 60-minute ride from Lucerne. You can enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of Mt. Titlis by taking a short walk at the Titlis Cliff Walk which is Europe’s highest elevation Suspension Bridge.

How to reach:
Take the 50-minute train ride to Engelber station from Luzern Bahnhof. From the train station, one can choose to walk for 10 minutes to the cable car station or take a bus ride for the same followed by a stunning Gondola lift ride.

Activities
:
-The Ice Flyer Chairlift.
-Walk inside the Glacier Cave.
-Titlis Cliff Walk.
-Hiking Trails.
-Ziplining
-Engelberg Abbey.
-Snowboarding and Skiing.
-Truebsee Lake.

04

St.Moritz

St.Moritz

Situated in the eastern Alps’ Engadin Valley is a charming little hamlet with another one of the beautiful Switzerland Mountains- St. Moritz. Apart from the multifarious hiking trails, St Moritz is also home to the oldest bobsleigh run in the world and has hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1948.

This picturesque mountain is one of its kind destinations for the travelers as it offers several activities like playing polo on the Frozen Lake Moritz or exploring the historical museums and churches to understand the rich history of the place. There are even gondolas and funiculars to experience during summers with enchanting views of Engadin Valley.

How to reach:
Take the Bernina Express or Glacier Express from Zurich main stations which take about three hours to reach St. Moritz.

Activities:
-St Moritz Lake.
-Bobsleighing.
-Mountain Biking.
-Segantini museum.

05

Stanserhorn

Stanserhorn

Offering a remarkable view of Alpine meadows, Stanserhorn is one of the popular mountains in Switzerland located at the height of 1,850 meters above sea level. Situated in Central Switzerland, tourists can soak in the views of lakes, picture-perfect villages and spectacular mountains in every direction. There are several restaurants and picnic spots on the mountain peak in Stanserhorn to relish the local wine and cheese.

How to get there:
-Take a train from Lucerne to Stans station that takes about 20 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes from Zurich stations. From the station, follow the trail signs and walk for about 5 minutes to Stanserhorn.
-Drive down from Zurich to Stanserhorn taking the highways A2 which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The car ride from Lucerne is about 40 minutes and covers a distance of 27 km.

Activities:
-Paragliding and Parasailing.
-Cabrio Cable car.
-Nidwalden Museums.
-Chaplin’s World.
-Aletsch Glacier.

06

Gornergrat

Gornergrat

Gornergrat is located at an elevation of 3,089 meters and is one of those mountains that every traveler must visit once in their lifetime. The unforgettable panoramic views of Matterhorn and Monte Rosa massif from the top of Gornergrat is a must-have experience.

The observation platform remains accessible to the public all year and includes a few resorts and restaurants nearby. The Gornergrat also boasts the world’s first fully electrified cog railway, Gornergrat Bahn which was an eco-friendly railway consisting of regenerative brakes.

How to reach:
Half an hour cogwheel train ride from Zermatt that crosses four main stations along the way. If you wish to hike to the top, you can choose either of the four stops to start.

Activities
:
- Matterhorn Glacier paradise.
- Summit ski and Snowboarding.
- Matterhorn Museum.
- Riffelsee.
- Gorner Gorge.

07

Schilthorn

Schilthorn

Offering a 360-degree stunning panoramic view of the beautiful Swiss Skyline, Schilthorn is one of the most beautiful Switzerland Mountains in every traveler’s checklist. It is situated at 2,970 meters above sea level and is surrounded by other mountains like Monch, Jungfrau, and Eiger in different directions. Take a stroll on the Big Thrill Walk and enjoy the breathtaking views from that height alongside the valley. One can also experience the mountainside of the quaint little town, Murren when visiting Schilthorn.

How to Reach:
Take a cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grutschalp followed by a gauge train to Murren. From Murren, you can take another cable car that will drop you to Schilthorn.

Activities:
-Bond World Museum: Piz Gloria.
-Big Thrill Walk.
-Blumental Panorama trail.
-Airtime Paragliding.
-Trummelbach falls.
-Skydiving.

08

Mt.Rigi

Mt.Rigi

Mount Rigi is another one of the highest mountains in Switzerland standing tall at the height of 1,798 meters and offers an outstanding view of 13 Swiss lakes from the top.  The vantage point is also famous for being full of lush green meadows and expansive grazing lands for Swiss cows.

This is one of the popular tourist destinations in the Lucerne area and makes up for a great whole day trip when combined with a boat trip to Vitznau or Weggis. From sledging to snowboarding to skiing, the peak is famous for organizing winter sports and is also a great spot for hiking during summers.

How to reach:
-Take the Mt Rigi cogwheel train from Vitznau which starts next to the ferry terminal.
-Take the cable car till Rigi Kaltbad followed by Mt Rigi cogwheel trail up to Rigi Kulm.

Activities:
-Cross country skiing.
-Sledging and Snowboarding.
-Winter and summer hiking.
-Bicycle tours.
-Mineral baths and Spa.

09

Mt.Pilatus

Mt.Pilatus

Another picturesque Switzerland mountain located in the vicinity of Lucerne which is a big hit amongst the tourists. From the viewing point of Mount Pilatus at the height of 2,100 meters, you can easily overlook the scenic Lake Lucerne and other majestic views of the Alps.

There are many restaurants located on the elevation of the mountain and one can enjoy the local delicacies with a stunning view of the meadows from the top. While descending, you will also experience the world’s steepest cogwheel railway with panoramic views of the Lucerne and nearby areas.

How to Reach:
-Take two Gondolas and one cableway from Kriens to get to the top of Mt Pilatus.
-4 to 6 hours hike up to the top of Mount Pilatus from Alpnachstad.
-Take the cogwheel railway from Alpnachstadt to Mt Pilatus.

Activities:
-Scenic boat rides.
-World’s steepest cogwheel railway.
-Aerial views of 73 Alpine Peaks.
-Skyglide Paragliding.

10

Harder Kulm

Harder Kulm

At 1322 meters above sea level, Harder Kulm is another gorgeous Switzerland mountain near Interlaken which is surrounded by Monch, Jungfrau, and Monch from varied directions. One can enjoy the blissful view of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz from the viewing platform. For graceful panoramic views of the meadows nearby, one can venture onto the Two Lakes Bridge at the top.

There is also an iconic Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant at the top of Harder Kulm which is designed as a reminiscent of a royal castle. This is an ideal destination for nature lovers, thrill-seekers, adventure enthusiasts and gourmet lovers.

How to Reach:
From Interlaken-Ost railway station, walk down to Harder Railway Valley Station and then take a 10-minute funicular to Harder Kulm.

Activities:
-Skydiving.
-Snowboarding.
-Paragliding.
-Kayaking.
-Hang gliding.

11

Eiger

Eiger

Eiger soars high at an altitude of 3,967 meters above the sea level and is a famous skiing and hiking destination. This mountain is popular amongst the tourists for its fearsome reputation and an intensive but thrilling rock climbing trail. Located amidst the Bernese Alps, Eiger is one of the most beautiful mountains in Switzerland known overlooking the Jungfrau region.

How to Reach:
Take a train from Interlaken via Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg. Take the next cogwheel train from there to JungfrauBahn and then to Eigergletscher.

Activities:
-Snow hiking.
-First Cliff Walk.
-Glacier canyon.
-Eiger Trail.
-Bachalpsee.

12

Monta Rosa

Monta Rosa

Bordered by glaciers, Monte Rosa is the highest mountain in Switzerland Alps located at the height of 4,634 meters above the sea level. Dufour Peak in Monte Rosa is highest out of the ten main summits included in the Monte Rosa massif.

Monte Rosa also houses Europe’s highest restaurant at a height of 4,554 meters. Monte Rosa peaks are a paradise for experienced mountaineers who can cover the distance that involves crossing the glacier and hiking through rocky terrain in 4 days.

How to reach:
-Take a train to Monte Rosa from Zurich station that takes about 3 hours and 49 minutes.

Activities:
-Monta Rosa Swiss Mountain Hut.
-Paragliding.
-Dine at the highest restaurant in Europe.
-Snowboarding.
-Take the Spaghetti tour.

13

Pennine Alps

Pennine Alps

The Pennine Alps is a beautiful mountain range situated in the Swiss Italian border with Great St. Bernard Pass on one side and Mont Blanc group on the other. The Swiss portion of the peak is known as Walliser Alpen and is a renowned spot for mountain climbing in the Zermatt region. From the highest point of the peak, you will get a scenic panoramic view of the Rhone valley.

Activities
:
-Mountain Climbing.
-Ski tour.
-Ice climbing.
-Snowboarding.

14

Dent Blanche

Dent Blanche

Another larger than life Switzerland mountain situated at a massive height of 4,000 meters in the Swiss Alps. This is demographically an important peak that marks the linguistic boundary between the German and French-speaking parts of the Swiss Wallis region.

The peak is surprisingly symmetrical in shape with four ridges and four faces which makes them resemble a cross-like structure on the map. Adhering to its structure, Dent Blanch is a famous mountaineering spot for mountaineers all over the world. There is also a Dent Blanche hut situated at a height of 3,507 meters.

Activities:
-Moiry Reservoir Lake.
-Val d’Herens Farm.
-Water Sliding.
-Skiing.

15

Kleine Scheidegg

Kleine Scheidegg

Situated at an elevation of 2,061 meters, Kleine Scheidegg is a Swiss mountain pass situated right below Lauberhorn and Eiger peaks in the Oberland region of Switzerland. There is a walking trail traversing the pass which connects the two picturesque villages of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald.

During the winter season, Kleine Scheidegg is a popular ski and hiking destination around Grindelwald region. It is also the destination where the Jungfrau Marathon takes place every year with the onset of winter in early September.

How to Reach:
Take the train from Interlaken Ost station either to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald via Bernese Oberland Railway. Change the train to Wengernalp and take the next train to Kleine Scheidegg.

Activities:
-Hiking and Mountaineering.
-Snowboarding and skiing.
-Airtime paragliding.
-Lauterbrunnen valley and waterfalls.
-Mannlichen Romantic Trail.
-Staubbach waterfall.

16

Santis

Standing tall at the height of 2,502 meters above sea level, Santis is the landmark for the Lake Constance region. Being the highest mountain in the region, it is exposed to extreme weather conditions with strong wind currents. Tourists can get a spectacular view of the whole valley from the Panorama restaurant situated at the top of the mountain with mouth-watering food available.

Santis is also known to host various terrestrial communication devices at the top with multiple antennas. It houses the first weather station in the area which was built back in 1882. Santis is perfect for winter hiking trails and snowshoe hiking offering a 360-degree view of almost 6 Alpine countries around.

How to Reach:
-Drive down to Schwaegalp and park your car in the spot right next to the cable car base station.
-Take a train to Urnasch followed by bus number 791 to take you to Schwaegalp.

Activities:
-Toggenburg Valley.
-Snowshoes hiking.
-Kronberg treasure hunt.
-Seealpsee.
-St Mauritius Church.

17

Piz Bernina

Located in the South of Pontresina, Piz Bernina lying at 4048 meters is the highest mountain in the Bernina Range in the Eastern Alps. Piz Bernina is known to be one of the isolated mountains of Switzerland topographically. Some of the most famous ski resorts are located very close to Piz Bernina like Pontresina and St Moritz. There are ski lifts and cable cars available for the aerial view of the entire valley.

How to Reach:
Take an overnight bus from Zurich to Piz Bernina which takes about 6 hours 41 minutes.

Activities:
-Ski and Snowboarding.
-Golf courses.
-Parasailing and Paragliding.
-Nature and Wildlife tours.
-Horseback riding tours.

18

Niesen

Located at an elevation of 2,362 meters above sea level, Niesen mountain is a unique mountain of slate. The history of the mountain is 70 million years ago when multiple layers of slate were deposited on the Mediterranean sea bed. As the Alps folded, the Neisen peak attained its present position.

Many artists from all over the world have taken inspiration from the picture-perfect pyramid shape of the mountain. Tourists can overlook the magnificent views of the Simmen Valley and the Bernese Alps from the transparent glass pavilion at the top.

How to reach:
-Drive to Mulenen and part in the parking lot right next to the cable car station.
-Take a train to Spiez followed by a bus to Mulenen. The bus stop is situated within a walking distance from the cable car station.

Activities:
-Skydiving.
-Paragliding.
-Hang Gliding.
-Alpin Raft.
-Skywings.

19

Monch

Monch is an ideal destination for all mountaineering lovers with an elevation of about 4,107 meters above sea level. Another one of the popular mountains in Switzerland located in the south-central zone. Monch lies at the border of Valais and Bern, giving the tourists beautiful views of both the regions. One can even experience the local culture of the village Grindelwald nearby with the expansive lush green meadows spread as far as the eyes can reach.

How to reach:
Take the train from Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald.

Activities:
-Trummelbach Falls.
-Grindelwald farms.
-Murren snow sports activities.
-Blumental Panorama trail.

20

Mittelallalin

Mittelallalin is one of the highest mountains in Switzerland which is accessible to tourists at a height of 3,457 meters. It is also popular for the highest underground funicular that leads up to the mountain. Tourists also visit Mittelallalin to enjoy the views from the highest revolving restaurant in the great Alps.

Another iconic feature of the Mittelallalin is the largest ice grotto “Ice Pavilion” in the world which is accessible to the public through a tunnel from the top station. The perfect destination for snowboarding, mountaineering, and skiing with the lush white snow during winters.

How to reach:
Reach Saas-Fee through a car or a bus and walk down to one of the Gondola stations. Take the Alpine express until the first section and change to another Gondola that ends at Felskinn. Cover the final section in the famous underground funicular Metro Alpin.

Activities:
-Ice Pavilion.
-Skiing and snowboarding.
-Mountaineering.
-World’s highest revolving restaurant.
-Panoramic view of the Swiss Alps.

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03 March 2020
Excellent
The place has got a good amount of rich historic background which was really good to learn about. The guide was very knowledgeable about the place and made the entire tour a lot interesting. The Lucerne Walking tour is something I would to mu friends and family.
12 December 2019
Excellent
It was an enjoyable trip from start to finish! Right from pick up to drop off, we did not have to worry about a single thing! Everything was arranged, and the train journey over the Albis pass took my breath away! We also had a short stop at the Lion Monument, and we got a good lot of time to explore Lucerne properly! The train journey offers glimpses of the Alps throughout, and you wouldn’t feel bored for a minute.
13 November 2019
Excellent
I had planned the tour of Grindelwald and Interlaken with my family. The tour operator took care of all the essentials, Thanks for all the support.
23 December 2019
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I booked this tour for me and my 4 friends and we had a blast of a time. We did not even saw the time once as we were enjoying the amazing and its places. We took a lot of pictures of the various places and especially the beautiful old buildings.
21 February 2020
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The Black Forest and the Rhine Falls were in my bucket list for so long. I was excited to visit these places and I loved the place. Not only did I enjoyed my visit but also loved learning the craft of Titisee. This was a new experience that I had in my life and I cannot forget learning this craft. The best part of the trip was having a black forest cake in the black forest. I would totally recommend you to plan your trip to the Black forest.
08 February 2020
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The cogwheel train ride was amazingly good. Gazing out of the window, the elegant landscapes just mesmerized me. The Mt Pilatus Trip is a must-try for everyone. Me and my family I had a great time enjoying the cogwheel train ride. It was an exciting experience, especially for my parents. The local guide was really knowledgeable and he was a great help when it can to leaning new things about the place.
24 January 2020
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I got children tickets for my 15-year-old and 2 adult tickets for my parents although I was not there, the guide was really helpful and my parents and kid had a lot of fun. I recommend that if you are planning to visit Lucerne then you can go through Thrillophilia. Great discount on tickets and overall management is very professional.
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I got children tickets for my 15-year-old and 2 adult tickets for my parents although I was not there, the guide was really helpful and my parents and kid had a lot of fun. I recommend that if you are planning to visit Lucerne then you can go through Thrillophilia. Great discount on tickets and overall management is very professional.
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I can certainly say that there is nothing more exciting than spending some time with your friends in a racing boat. The instructer was very polite and extremely knowledgeable. He did some cool tricks with the boat and nowhere did we feel that our safety was not in the balance.
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