Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a small and landlocked country that has pretty much become synonymous with mountaineering. The south and east of the country are dominated by the Alps, while the Jura Mountains sit on the western border with France. As a result of its stunning natural beauty, tourism is one of the drivers of the Swiss economy.
Famous Mountains in Switzerland
While the Swiss Alps are home to a number of prominent peaks and iconic alpine landmarks, the most famous and easily recognised is the Matterhorn.
Located in the very south of the country, on the border with Italy, the Matterhorn is the tenth highest peak in Switzerland with an elevation of 4,478 metres (14,692 feet). It’s pyramidal summit makes it one of the most well-known mountains in the world and the peak has long been a destination for intermediate-level mountaineers and avid trekkers.
Other popular peaks in Switzerland are:
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