20 Fantastic Places to Discover in the Alps

Oh, the Alps — this wonderful range with a bunch of delightful sceneries, emerald lakes, wide valleys and idyllic towns! I absolutely love these mountains, so I decided to write about 20 fantastic places you can check out along your alpine journey:

1. Stanserhorn, Switzerland

This friendly, amazing mountain rises to an altitude of no less than 1898 meters. It’s easily accessible, so it has become a popular destination for numerous travel enthusiasts. Its peak can be reached by cable car or hiking trails. Both versions offer fantastic panoramic views over the surrounding valleys and mountain chains.

This is the best vantage point, giving tourists the chance to admire the spectacular scenery. Also, if you’re in good physical condition, the hiking trails offer great opportunities to spend a lovely day outdoors.

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Denis Linine / Shutterstock

2. Brienz-Rothorn Railway, Switzerland

This dreamy, scenic railway passes through the beautiful Emmental Alps. You can admire the wonderful route sitting in a fairytale-like train with a steam locomotive which travels upward to the Brienz Rothorn Mountains. The final peak-stop is located at the impressive height of 2244 meters. The train passes through tunnels carved into rocks, takes some adventurous curves and leaves you breathless. It’s time to challenge those who are afraid of heights, isn’t it? Totally worth it!

There are several spots where you can start a hike along the route, so if you feel like it, give it a go.

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Serjio74 / Shutterstock

3. Sylvenstein Dam, Upper Bavaria, Germany

This artificial lake located in the Alpine landscape is one of the most charming places in the Isar valley. Situated at an altitude of 750 meters in the Karwendel Alps, the lake is surrounded by several hiking trails. The Sylvenstein Bridge is another interesting place that offers travellers an enjoyable stroll.

Visitors stop by to admire the views, take pictures, hike, climb or even swim in the lake. Here you’ll also find the Bavarica Tyrolensis, a very pleasant route for cycling that links Bavaria and the Tyrolean Alps.

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Michael Thaler / Shutterstock