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#HouseofSwitzerland  #Tradition, #innovation, #sports, #politics, #culture: this is ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ! Account managed by Presence #Switzerland, #Swiss MFA

A mythical race through the heart of the Swiss Alps! The Patrouille des Glaciers took place this week! It is a mountaineering race for military and civilian patrols between Zermatt and Verbier that dates back from 1943! This ski race through some of Switzerland's most spectacular scenery is still regarded as an incredible achievement!

The #PatrouilledesGlaciers is one of the world's toughest team competitions! ๐ŸŽฟโ„๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Learn more about the legendary race organized by the #Swiss Army by clicking on the link in our bio! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
#Switzerland #PDG #Zermatt #Verbier #ski #mountaineering
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Masterpieces from #Switzerland at @louvreabudhabi: #giacometti and #tinguely.
Thanks @swissembassyuae for having us!

Our #Top12 of the #SwissMountains: #12 Monte Generoso
The #MonteGeneroso is located at an altitude of 1701 meters. From here, you have a magnificent view of Canton #Ticino.
The #FioreDiPietra building of the famous Swiss architect Mario #Botta dominates the rocky mountain plateau, its windows reflecting the impressive panorama.
Did you know that the cogwheel train ๐Ÿš‚ has carried visitors up here for 125 years?

Our #Top12 of #Swiss Mountains: #11 Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped 5 months a year, is a well-known symbol of ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers!

Our #Top12 of #Swiss Mountains: #10 Piz Bernina!
As late as 1850, the young surveyor Johann Coaz reached the highest summit of the Engadine and the Italian Valtelina. The mountain of 4048 meters was named #PizBernina.
The Swiss Federal Surveying Office entrusted Coaz with the task of measuring the dimensions of the hitherto unnamed summit.

Our #Top12 of #Swiss Mountains: #8 #Pilatus!
Did you know that #Lucerne's mountain is one of the most mythical places in Central Switzerland?
It is said that in 1420 a dragon stone ๐Ÿ‰ fell from the sky, that the Roman governor Pontius Pilatus is buried in Lake Pilatus, and that a petrified man stands guard in front of a cave.

Our #Top12 of #Swiss Mountains: #7 #Schilthorn - 007
From 2970 meters high, this peak seduces with 360ยบ views of the Swiss Alps including Eiger, Mรถnch and Jungfrau.
Did you know that in 1968/69 part of the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was shot on the #Schilthorn? ๐ŸŽฅ โ›ท๏ธ

Our #Top12 of Swiss Mountains: #6 Sรคntis - Six nations!
Did you know that with good weather conditions ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž from #Sรคntis you can see six countries? ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น!

Our #Top12 of #Swiss Mountains: #5 Dufourspitze!
With a height of 4,634 meters, the #Dufourspitze is the highest summit in Switzerland. The first ascent to the #Dufourspitze took place on August 1, 1855.
Can you tell us which mountain in the highest of your country?๐Ÿ”๏ธ ๐Ÿ—ป ๐ŸŒ„

Our #Top12 of #Swiss Mountains: #4 Eiger!
In 1938, mountaineers finally succeeded in climbing up the #Eiger's northern slope for the first time.
While the climb took several days for those pioneers, the current record, by the โ€˜Swiss Machineโ€™ Ueli Steck is 2 hours 22 minutes. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ’ช

Our #Top12 of #Swiss Mountains: #3 Rigi!
Did you know that over 100 years ago, adventurers and romantics - including Mark Twain - traveled to the summit of the #Rigi to get a look at the panoramic view?

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