Wonderful Destinations in the European Alps


The Alps are the highest mountain range in Europe, spanning eight countries, including Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy. In the Europe countries with the Alps, some places are well connected one to the other by passages and tunnels. A good example is Swizterland’s St. Gotthard tunnel, found between Goschenen and Airolo, which is number five in the ranking of the world's longest tunnels. The European Alps offer tourists staggering panoramic views and most outdoor activities. Moreover, these beautiful destinations provide idyllic Alpine valleys, emerald Alpine lakes, and Swiss-quality facilities and services. 

Here are five places you should visit:

  1. Zermatt, Switzerland

This town was brought to international attention in the 19th century by Edward Whymper, who conquered the highest peak of Switzerland called the Matterhorn. Zermatt offers fantastic views Matter Vispa river and the Alps. For people who love heights, there are several chair lifts and cable cars for skiers to take you to the Gornergrat Bahn, which is Europe’s highest open-air railway. Zermatt is very eco-friendly because the majority of the vehicles here are electric.

2. St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz is a notable sporting town located in Switzerland’s Engadin Valley. While in St. Moritz, you can see the most incredible view of the Swiss Alps and admire the majestic mountain range of Europe. This town held the Winter Olympics twice, in 1928 and 1948. After that, the city has been carrying out more sporting events like windsurfing and sailing competitions. St. Moritz also prides itself in having among the oldest natural bob runs in the world. It is made from water and snow and spans 1,722 meters.

3. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

The town of Cortina d’Ampezzo is nested at the center of the southern Alps, on the Boite River. Tourists visit this town for its scenery, ski amenities, and boutique accommodations. Cortina d’Ampezzo was a craft in the 19th century and produced many handmade glass, copper items and wood that resulted in the growth in tourism. Some significant cultural institutions here are the Palaeontology Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and the Modern Art Museum.

4. Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Gran Paradiso National Park, located in the Alps of Northwest Italy, was given its name after Gran Paradiso mountain. The stunning park has striking valleys, mountain lakes, landscapes, alpine meadows, glaciers and multiple endangered species like chamois, eagle-owl, and Alpine Ibex that live here. Many tourists visit this beautiful national park to enjoy hiking and admire the stunning view of the mountains. While here, you can also carry out activities like bird and animal watching.

5. Chamonix, France

Chamonix is another spectacular place you should visit. The town is one of the highest attractions in Europe. There is a brand-new glass skywalk built last year that is 3,842 meters. The glass skywalk overlooks the landscape of the Alps. The glass panels are safe, but still, the adventure is for the brave ones.

The Europe Alps offer tourists a wonderful lifetime experience that will be worthwhile. Have you ever visited any of the Alps, and how was the experience?

written in collaboration with Hanna Johnson

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