Saturday, February 20, 2010
Swiss Alps (German: Schweizer Alpen, France: Alpes suisses, Italian: Alpi svizzere, Romansh: Alps svizras) is part of the Alps mountain range located in Switzerland. Because of their central position with the entire Alpine range, they are also known as the Central Alps. Because the primary position with the whole range of Alpine, they are also known as Central Alps.
The highest summit in the Swiss Alps is the Dufourspitze (4.634 meters (15.202 ft)) near the Swiss-Italian border. The highest peak in the Swiss Alps is Dufourspitze (4634 meters (15,202 feet)) near the Swiss-Italian border. The highest mountain which lies entirely on Swiss territory, is the Dom (4.545 meters (14.911 ft)). The highest mountain located entirely on Swiss territory is the Dom (4545 meters (14,911 feet)). Other main Summits can be found in the list of mountains in Switzerland. Other major summit can be found in the list of mountains in Switzerland.
Since the Middle Ages, the transit across the Alps played an important role in history. Since the Middle Ages, the transit in the Alps played an important role in history. The region north of the St.. The northern region of St. Gotthard Pass became the Birthplace of the Old Swiss Confederacy in 1291. Gotthard Pass to be the birthplace of the Swiss Confederation in 1291.
Swiss enjoy the 62,000 km network of well maintained roads, 23,000 of which are located in mountainous areas. Many mountains attract a large number of alpinists from around the world, especially the 4000-meter summit and the great north faces. Many mountains attract a large number of alpinists from all over the world, especially the 4000-meter peaks and huge north face. The large winter resorts are also popular destinations in summer, as most of Aerial Tramways operate through the year, enabling hikers and mountaineers to reach high altitudes without much effort. The resort is great winter destination is also popular in summer, since most of air tram operates year-round, allowing pedestrians and mountain climbers to reach high places without much effort. The Klein Matterhorn is the highest summit of the European continent to be served by cable car. The Klein Matterhorn is the highest peak of continental Europe will be served by cable car.
The main purpose for skiing and winter sports in the Valais, Bernese Oberland and Graubünden. Some villages are car-free and can be accessed only with public transports such as Riederalp and Bettmeralp . Zermatt and Saas-Fee summer have both ski areas. Some car-free village and only accessible by public transportation such as Riederalp and Bettmeralp . Zermatt and Saas-Fee ski area has a second summer.