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Zermatt (Switzerland)

Zermatt (Switzerland) – located in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, Zermatt is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking. The town, at an elevation of around 1,600 m, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, is lined with boutique shops, hotels and restaurants, and also has a lively après-ski scene. […]

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Val Thorens (73440 Val Thorens, France)

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The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn – this famed Swiss mountain is located on the Swiss-Italian border, standing at 4,478 meters (14,690 ft.), which makes it one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and is reputed to be the most photographed mountain in the world. Even today the ascent of the Matterhorn is very challenging and can only […]

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St. Moritz (Switzerland)

St. Moritz (Switzerland) – this is the cradle of Alpine tourism. If there were ever a visual representation of glamour, glitz and luxury – St. Moritz would be the first runner up. The emerald forests that juxtapose luxurious shops, the high-end clientele that come to visit the resort and the royals that have been lured […]

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Salzberg (Austria)

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Saint Anton am Arlberg (Austria)

Saint Anton am Arlberg (Austria) – this is an Austrian village in the Tyrolean Alps. It’s known as a gateway to the Arlberg ski region and is often called the “cradle of alpine skiing” for its role in inventing the sport. The Museum St. Anton am Arlberg chronicles local ski history in a traditional chalet. […]

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Montreux (Switzerland)

Montreux (Switzerland) – this is a traditional resort town on Lake Geneva. Nestled between steep hills and the lakeside, it’s known for its mild microclimate. The town’s promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, Mediterranean trees and grand Belle Époque buildings. Offshore is a medieval island castle, Château de Chillon, with ramparts, formal halls and a […]

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Lugano (Switzerland)

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Liechtenstein (country)

Liechtenstein (country) – located 90 minutes (120 km) east of Zürich, this postage-stamp country and principality is between Switzerland and Austria. It is the sixth smallest country in the world, and has the distinction of boasting the third highest GDP per person in the world (after Qatar and Luxembourg), owing to its solid financial sector, […]

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Lausana (Switzerland)

Lausanne (Switzerland) – this Swiss city, located within the French-speaking part of the country (facing Lake Geneva), is known for two well-renowned universities, the country’s highest court (the Federal Tribunal), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and various sporting federations. The old town is dominated by the cathedral, which is regarded as Switzerland’s most impressive piece […]