The Alpstein massif don’t even come close to rivaling the stature of the Alps’ more snow-covered and soaring landforms, but that doesn’t make this alpine subgroup less worthy of your ogles and awes.
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One of the Swiss Alps’ most iconic features, Matterhorn’s mesmerizing appearance is matched by its inherent deadliness. With a nearly 15,000-foot high summit, Matterhorn’s pernicious peak has ended the lives of over 500 alpinists whose sky-high ambition has been to set foot upon it.
Of all the lovely places to visit in the Alps, France’s Chamonix is probably the most scenic. Nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, the Alps’ highest point, an average day in the charming Alpine village is out of this world for most of its visitors.
In light of this rather pastoral picture, it’s easy to see why Maria from “The Sound Of Music” found these “hills” to be so alive.