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Monte Rosa

auf der Grenze zwischen der Schweiz und Italien. Sein Hauptgipfel, die Dufourspitze, ist mit 4634 m der höchste Punkt der Schweiz



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From my archives..... wish I was back there...... good memories of Switzerland last autumn ;-))


Have a nice start of your weekend!!!

The low lying cloud just broke up enough to see the mountain top in Switzerland

Dufourspitze (in German, lit. Dufour Peak) , Pointe Dufour (in French), Punta Dufour (in Italian), or Monte Rosa is the second highest mountain in the Alps and western Europe[1] and the highest of Switzerland, at a height of approximately 4,634 m (15,203 ft). The mountain, which is part of the Pennine Alps in southern Valais, is the culminating point of the Monte Rosa Massif, consisting of several summits over 4,500 metres lying on the border between Italy and Switzerland. While the eastern side forms the tallest wall in the Alps[2], the western side of Monte Rosa gives birth to the Gorner Glacier, the second largest glacier in the Alps. Other high summits of the Swiss Alps, including the Matterhorn, are located within a few tens of kilometres away


The west and north side greatly differs from the south and east side. The former is almost completely covered by large glaciers, tributaries of the 57 km² large Gorner Glacier, descending progressively with gentle slopes. Thus the valley is uninhabitated and Zermatt, the first settlement, lies far away from the summit. The latter is a 2-km-high wall lying above Macugnaga.


The summit is mainly covered by eternal snows and glaciers, except for its highest point which is a rocky ridge orientated west–east,


This was taken at the summit of the tram that travels to the top of Gonergart Glacier. A fine place to see the top of the Swiss Alps or even and to hike near by . Climing Rosa is no day hike but should only be done with skill, experience and much preparation.



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Switzerland, Oeschinensee 1'578m, Kandersteg, Berner Oberland.

Shot taken near Mels, Switzerland.

Early in the morning at the capital of Switzerland when the morning sun shone on the pier.

Italy and Switzerland in one photograph. This was taken at the top of a pass between Italy and a Switzerland. Amazing clouds and beauty.

I found this location in the alps near Gstaad, Switzerland when I spent one night in this region.

This little torrent is called Oldenbach.

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Glacier 3000 Les Diablerets

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This photo shows a clear winter night sky over Sion, Switzerland.


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Bellinzona is the administrative capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. The city is famous for its three castles (Castelgrande, Montebello, Sasso Corbaro) that have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2000.

The Three Castles of Bellinzona are a group of fortifications located around the town of Bellinzona in canton Ticino, Switzerland. The group is composed of Castelgrande, castle Montebello, castle Sasso Corbaro and fortified walls. The Castelgrande is located on a rocky peak overlooking the valley, with a series of fortified walls that protect the old city and connect to the Montebello. The third castle (Sasso Corbaro) is located on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other two.


Submitted: 11/03/2016

Accepted: 30/03/2016

Lucerne / Luzern, Switzerland - (Best viewed large)

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