At the foot of the Swiss Alps lies Valais, "the valley." This fabled region is a year-round favorite, with spectacular skiing in the winter and superb hiking in summer. The Matterhorn, the Great St. Bernard Pass and Zermatt are the stars of the area, but glaciers, lakes, mountain paths, castle-churches and a wealth of resorts also beckon. Visit L'Hospice du Grand St. Bernard to see the animals who helped the monks rescue travelers or the Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Roman ruins that now house modern art.
5.0 based on 13 reviews
The views from Hohsaas and Kreuzboden were some of the best during our time in Saas-Fee! Highlights: While my wife and I enjoyed the beautiful mountain scenery, the children enjoyed the gondola most of all! Once at Hohsaas, the boys enjoyed a "high-altitude" snowball fight, as even in the summer, there was still snow! Our biggest surprise, was finding an alpine bee! It gently landed on my wife's hand and everyone had a good look. Our favorite spot was Kreuzboden (on the way up / down to Hohsaas). Here there was a big playground for the children, and even a peddle powered go-kart. The boys were in heaven! In my opinion, Kreuzboden had some of the best views in the entire valley! Tips: In Kreuzboden, venture out beyond the gondola station / restaurant for the truly awe inspiring views. The small alpine lake was just past the animal farm near the playground. Despite our initial fears, our three and one year old had no problem with the altitude at Hohsaas!
4.5 based on 952 reviews
The sunny corner of Zermatt From the train station you will reach the Sunnegga-Rothornvalley station by foot in five minutes. Taking the undergroundn funicular you will ascend to 2,288 metres (7,506 ft) in just four and a half minutes and arrive at Sunnegga, the “sunny corner” of Zermatt. From the spacious sun terrace of the restaurant, you enjoy a wonderful view of the Matterhorn. Wolli playground Leisee At Leisee lake, families can enjoy an adventure playground with attractive barbecue areas and a water feature. Your children can explore the play area while you relax in the idyllic lakeside surroundings and contemplate the amazing views of the Matterhorn. Take a refreshing dip in the lake, or play Robinson Crusoe as you cross the water on a wooden raft attached to a cable that spans the lake. Off to the land of adventure! Kickbiking on Sunnegga The extremely popular kickbikes can be hired at the SunneggaRothorn valley station (helmet included). From there it’s a thrill a minute as you speed downhill to Tuftern and on to Zermatt. There are various restaurants along the way where you can stop for a breather before continuing back to the valley station to return your kickbikes.
Perfect for wonderful pictures of the so called „horu“ or to do the 5-lakes-hike with fantastic mirror-shot possibilities! Visit the Restaurant Chez Vrony if you get the chance!
4.5 based on 684 reviews
My wife and I take a trip to Switzerland each year to visit the Christmas markets in Zurich. This year we decided to spend an extra two days to take a trip to the Jungfraujoch. It did not disappoint. It was spectacular. Due to rail work the first leg from Interlaken is by bus. It is hard to know which part of the trip was best: the train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg where we went up through the cloud to brilliant sunshine; at the Sphinx with the panoramic views in all directions; the return through Lauterbrunnen with the mountain covered in snow. The trip is very expensive but worth every franc. This is a well run experience. The tour at the top of the Jungfrau ensures that you see everything. To use an expression ‘this is not their first rodeo’. Put your trip in their very capable hands. The trip (low season) is Chf192 each from Interlaken. The only negative was the exchange rate for the Euro. At the time of the trip €0.90 (90 cents) was one Swiss Franc, but I had to pay €0.95 (95 cents) for a Franc. It was expensive enough without being screwed. But it still gets 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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