Central Switzerland from 3,000m/10,000ft

Central Switzerland from 3,000m/10,000ft

One of the highest mountains in Central Switzerland is Mount Titlis, a 3,238m high mountain that can be visited throughout the year – in summer, visiting the gletscher offers a great opportunity to be amongst the snow and provides fantastic views over the surrounding mountains. In winter, it is a good destination for skiing and the mountain provides one of the longest ski-seasons in Switzerland with skiing possible from October to May.

We have visited Titlis on a number of occasions both in winter and summer and, as usual, took some panoramas while we were there.

This first panorama is at the bottom of Titlis in the village of Engelberg and provides nice views of the surrounding mountains. As always, click on the image for a larger view or go directly to the interactive version below.

Titlis bottom station

Titlis bottom station

Have a look around this interactive panorama by clicking on the image below:

 

The top of Titlis at 3,238m provides stunning views of the surroundings and has a number of activities to offer, including a permanent ice-cave, the ability to take a chairlift over the glacier and the “Titlis Cliffwalk”, the the highest suspension bridge in Europe. This panorama was taken from that suspension bridge. Clouds rolled in during the day which made walking on the bridge a special experience where you feel in the clouds.

Titlis Cliff Walk

Titlis Cliff Walk

Have a look at the interactive panorama and feel on top of the world in the clouds:

 

We also had the opportunity to be on the mountain during the night.  We stayed at a hotel about half-way up the mountain which also has a lake nearby.  Walking around in a mountainous area after sunset was a special experience. This panorama captures some of that experience at dusk:

Dusk on Titlis

Dusk on Titlis

 

Experience being in the mountains right after sunset in this interactive panorama:

 

 

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Beautiful views

Switzerland … they must have mountains there!

A few weeks ago we took a daytrip to the top of a nearby mountain, called Rigi. We took a train to Arth-Goldau (about 25 minutes from Zug) and took the blue mountain railway up to the top of Rigi.

After we explored the top and had some lunch, we came back down with the red mountain railway, which took us down to the other side of the mountain to a place called Vitznau.

From Vitznau, we took a beautiful boat ride on Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) to Luzern (approx 30 minutes) where we took the train back to Zug.

The views from the top were beautiful. Click on the panorama below to see a full screen view of what we saw on the top:

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And check out the other pictures of this trip in the gallery:

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