Aerial View on Zermatt Valley and Matterhorn Peak at Dawn, Switzerland

See the Best Mountain Vistas of Switzerland

Switzerland is a beautiful country with craggy, snow-capped peaks piercing the blue skies, bucolic villages lying just at the foot of mountains, cerulean lakes, and trails for both beginners and advanced travelers. Many visit just for the stunning vistas.

If you’re planning to visit as well, these mountain views are the best of the Alps.

The Matterhorn

The view of this mountain is iconic and is most likely the top-of-mind of many visitors. The Matterhorn rises to around 15,000 feet high and resembles a dog’s sharp tooth. For those who don’t want to climb the mountain, you can stay in Zermatt to see it from a distance. A trip to Gorgnergrat is also an option to see it from a different angle. Adventurous and experienced travelers can take on the challenge of scaling the peak.

Creux du Van

The landscapes in Switzerland are unique and diverse; you’ll see various shapes and types. The Creux du Van is the perfect example of this distinct landscape. Seen from a distance this stunning vista resembles a rock amphitheater. The erosion caused by ice and water helped carve this natural beauty. You’ll have to earn this view, though, as the hike will take you around 2,000 feet up.

Aletsch Glacier

This glacier that covers around 23km has a long history all the way to the ice age. This spectacular sight is the largest of its kind in Switzerland. The hike will take you through some of the most stunning views in the country. You’ll also catch a glimpse of Eggishorn and Bettmerhorn along the way.

Stoos

The lakes of Switzerland are beautiful from up close, but to see them from above is something else. The best way to get a bird’s eye views is in Stoos. Stunning alpine landscapes surround the quaint village of Stoos. You can reach this place by taking the world’s steepest funicular rail or by riding a cable car. From this vantage point, you’ll see various lakes such as Jura, Pilatus, Rutli and others.

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Eiger

You’ll find this fetching mountain in the Bernese Alps. Also known as Mordwand (meaning murderous wall), many have tried scaling its north face. While some have succeeded, others have not and lost their lives in the process. For the less adventurous and those who don’t want to take the risk, seeing it from a distance is more than enough.

Niederhorn

This beautiful destination provides more of the same, stunning vistas of the landscape below. It is easy to reach the viewing decks because of the cable car. This is a place you can go with children, elders, and the whole family. You’ll get views of the lake and Alps from here.

Charles Kuonen Bridge

This bridge opened in 2017 and is the longest of its kind in the world. Visitors will need to walk 494m to reach the end. The brave ones will get stunning vistas of the Alps and an unforgettable experience. Breathe in the fresh mountain breeze and enjoy nature.

Switzerland offers some of the most fetching mountain views; these are only some of them. The country is an ideal destination for nature lovers and photographers because of its stunning landscapes and idyllic villages.