Alpine Atmosphere

In Switzerland, mountains are literally everywhere. There are two mountain ranges: the dominating, world-renown Alps as well as the lesser known Jura Mountains.

Test your Alp knowledge! Can you name the four most famous peaks in the Swiss Alps? The pictures are there to help, and you’ll find the answers revealed below…

Being in the Alps is about more than just visiting famous mountains. As this post’s title implies, the mountains have their own atmosphere and experiences that you just don’t get elsewhere.

For starters, the Alps come with their own sounds and flavors. Alphorns resonate through valleys, and food enthusiasts can dine on fondue or alpen macaroni at high altitudes. Mountain huts provide refuge for overnight guests. Traditionally, each guest would bring an ingredient to add to the evening’s soup, but today’s mountaineering climate is evolving into a more individualist spirit.

The Alps are a huge draw for the athletic type. You can practice many a sport here: skiing (downhill, xc, back country, telemark), snowboarding, ice climbing, rock climbing, mountain climbing, via ferrata, hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, sledding, ski/spa option. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination.

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the names of the four most famous mountains in the Swiss Alps! They are:
~The Matterhorn
~The Eiger (think: North Face)
~The Mönch
~The Jungfrau

If you were thinking Mont Blanc, you weren’t totally off. The Mont Blanc is an impressive sight from Switzerland, but alas, the Alp’s highest mountain is actually located across the border in France and Italy.


9 thoughts on “Alpine Atmosphere

  1. I spent a whole two days in Switzerland on a whirlwind trip. I’d love to go back. It’s beautiful there. Welcome to the A to Z!

    River Fairchild – A to Z Challenge, a Jeremy’s Angels Co-Host Minion
    Seasoned With Words

  2. I don’t know anything about the Alps except where to find it on the maps and that the Von Trapp family had to cross it to get to safety, if I remember The Sound of Music correctly…thanks for sharing these! And the views are just breathtakingly beautiful! I love mountains!
    Looking forward to your A to Z posts!

  3. Visiting on the first day of the #Challenge and delighted to find this wonderful blog. I have never traveled to Switzerland, but look forward to seeing it through your eyes. Thanks for all the time and talent it takes to create a bog. Come and visit me if you have time and have an interest in gardening during the challenge.

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