Six Breathtakingly Beautiful Mountain Peaks You Must See in Switzerland

You haven’t seen the best of Switzerland unless you have seen, felt, and breathed in some of the finest peaks in the picturesque country. If you are considering a visit to the palace of snowy peaks, make sure you have enough background information about what peaks you want to visit. Keep in mind, all of these are best enjoyed when the weather is hospitable, and an off season trip might devoid you of the wonders of travelling to the Switzerland alps. To help decide what peaks you should visit, here’s a carefully crafted list of the finest mountains in Switzerland, and how you can reach them. Find some of the handiest tips along the way, and cozy up, ‘cause this one’s going to be a tempting post!

1. Matterhorn, Zermatt

Defined as a majestic peak, Matterhorn owes much to its seemingly handcrafted proportions. The peak is at its brightest when the sun glows on its top half, immersing the bottom in a shadowy wilderness. Straddling the border between Italy and Switzerland, this special peak holds a charm not many can deny.

While you might want to take a leisurely trip to the peak, remember that with a Swiss pass, you’ll be paying half the price to get here!

Read in detail about our visit to Matterhorn, Zermatt.

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The most photographed mountain of Europe – Matterhorn

2. Gornergrat, Zermatt

This rocky ridge offers a panoramic view of the sun’s ascent and descent through an accessible platform. Gornergrat offers a gorgeous view of 29 mountains, including Matterhorn.

You can get here by taking the world’s first electrified, eco-friendly cog railway up into the clouds! To access the cog railway, you need to reach Zermatt station.

Reaching Zermatt is easy- most tourists prefer the train and with a Swiss Pass it’s half the price per ticket!

Read in detail about our visit to Gornergrat Switzerland.

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Enroute Gornergrat peak – the beautiful views from the Gornergrat Bahn

3. Mount Titlis

Mount Titlis is a favourite among locals. Often referred to as a Crown among Swiss jewels, it is the only open glacier accessible to the public, and is therefore a favourite spot for tourists and locals alike, thanks to the many sporting activities it provides facilities for.

The travel might be worth the while by itself, but if you wish to take it up a notch, a Swiss Pass could get you half the price struck off on your ticket! Seductive much?

Read in detail about our visit to Mount Titlis Switzerland

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Mount Titlis – the most frequented Switzerland mountain peak by Indians

4. Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi is the queen of the Swiss horizon. Located in the heart of Central Switzerland, this quaint mountain is well connected to every major railway station and is perfectly accessible.

Some of the best hiking trails in the country are accessible through Mount Rigi. Consider a day or two here, to take a short hike around, and return to a nice cabin in the hills. A thick fog is inevitable as the sun sets, but you might be able to get the most out of your visit in autumn. The season is best known for the multitude of fairs and fests it hosts up in the summits.

If you’re feeling extravagant, a number of mineral baths are available, apart from a dip in the lake!

Getting here is free with a Swiss Pass, so you have all the more reason to go!

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We encountered the most stunning Swiss views enroute Mount Rigi

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Happiness abound at Mount Rigi Switzerland

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Cogwheel railway at Mount Rigi Switzerland

5. Schilthorn, Murren

Located in the Bernese Alps, this summit is host to a number of activities. Highlight – it even boasts of a 360-degree rotating restaurant! A trip to Lake Lucerne is a must. Simply take the Hinterbergen aeriel car up to the Lake and spend a day there, or visit at night and watch the moonlight reflecting off the surface of the water.

Schilthorn is best known for its relaxing aura, so do remember to spend a day just strolling around. At some point, lie in the meadows and listen to the sounds around you. You won’t need to visit a spa for months!

You can also get here for no cost with a Swiss Pass!

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Thrill walk at Schilthorn James Bond Mountain

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Picturesque Schilthorn views

6. Jungfrau

The most mysterious of them all, Jungfrau was quite the pleasant surprise when we first got here. Home to the world’s highest rail station, this peak is best known for its surrendering views of the hundreds of peaks around it!

Get a 25% discount to your ticket here with a Swiss Pass.

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At the top of Europe – Jungfrau Switzerland

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Jungfrau Mountain Peak Switzerland

Travel to all these peaks with SWISS TRAVEL PASS

Getting to these silvery snow-clad peaks in Switzerland just got a lot simpler! A Swiss Pass is ought to make your journeys in Switzerland easier. And a lot more inexpensive that you’d account for!

The Swiss Travel System offers a wide range of discounts for every traveller, depending on the duration of their travel. There are passes for 4, 8, and 15- day long stays as well. Rates starting at 216 CHF for a consecutive 3-day second class pass. The longer you stay, the better!

If you wish to take it slowly to see the best of Switzerland swiftly, however, you might also find the flex tickets suitable, which allow you to travel for 3, 4, 8, or 15 days of your choice in a one month period. Check out for more details.

We would like to thank Switzerland Tourism Board for supporting our trip and making it possible to see the best of Switzerland at our own pace.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Joan Cajic October 30, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    The first thing I thought of was oh no I would be freezing but with views like that, I rather have 6 coats on and enjoy every bit. Switzerland is really beautiful and totally worth visiting.

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      haha, Joan it was sure worth a visit. Don’t worry about the jackets – the views would leave your heart warm 🙂

  • Reply GiGi Eats October 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Why is Europe just so much cooler than the US?! Ugh! I need to get my butt back out there ASAP!

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Hey Gigi, you sure need to get to Europe to see it for yourself. Europe is so pretty 🙂

  • Reply Rachel October 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Oh my goodness get me to Switzerland now! it’s been on my to go to list for a while and this has made me push it up to the top. Pics are amazing!

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Hey Rachel, I hope you get to Switzerland soon. The country is so gorgeous 🙂

  • Reply Jessi Joachim October 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    These are all so beautiful! I have always thought that Switzerland was beautiful, and I would love to go check out these mountains!

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Hey Jessi. Switzerland mountain peaks are simply stunning. You must visit 🙂

  • Reply Amber Myers October 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    OH wow, how gorgeous. I do need to see these in person one day. What fabulous scenery.

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks Amber. Yes, the scenery is spectacular. 🙂

  • Reply Latte Lindsay October 30, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    I would love to see these all in person! Those views look amazing, even the air looks incredible (not that I can see air quality in a picture) 😀 Switzerland is on my list of places to visit.

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Oh, the air quality is so damn amazing. I could spend all my life in Switzerland – it’s so stunning 🙂

  • Reply Dwight Alleyne October 31, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Wow I never thought about looking at mountain peaks for vacation. Those photos are definitely breathtaking.

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      All of Switzerland peaks are equally stunning and deserve a visit, Dwight! 🙂

  • Reply Candace October 31, 2018 at 1:40 am

    These photos are breathtaking!! I bet that the air is more clean up there! I can’t wait to visit Switzerland. I’ve heard great things! Once a friend brought me chocolate from Switzerland and I have to say that it tastes like heaven<3

    XO
    Candace

    • Reply Prerna October 31, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Hey Candace! Thanks! Switzerland redefines perfection and the air up there is soooo pure. May you get to visit Swiss soon.

  • Reply David Elliott November 1, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I have always wanted to see the Matterhorn up close and personal for the longest time. I will definitely be making a trip out to Switzerland in the near future to check it out. All of these mountains look amazing though.

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      All the Switzerland mountain peaks are worth a visit. I hope you get to see Matterhorn soon 🙂

  • Reply blair villanueva November 5, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I wish to explore Switzerland soon. I just need to save up coz it is literally quite expensive to have a flight!

    • Reply Prerna November 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      Agree Blair, Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world. But it is so worth planning a trip here! 🙂

  • Reply Lynnette November 8, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Coming from Florida where the land is completely flat, just seeing these mountains is just absolutely amazing. Such beautiful scenery.

  • Reply Nicole November 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    So many of these were definitely breathtaking and gorgeous! I have never been to Switzerland but it is definitely on my bucket list now, thanks for sharing!

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