Take only pictures; leave only footprints.

Unknown

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare
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The walls and the ceiling look tremendous and the whole place has beautiful atmosphere. It is also pretty cold inside. From the outside, the entrance, it did not look fancy. One would never think what treasures are hidden inside!

Ice Palace #4/20

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As you can see the view of Matterhorn from this place is pretty much different than the famous ‘Swiss chocolate’ views that could be seen on the previous photos.

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Not all that wander are lost.

Unknown
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This last photo of the Matterhorn gallery is a view of Matterhorn from the highest sightseeing platform in Europe accessible by cableway at 3883 meters above sea level! Can you get any higher? Without a hike :~D

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The last photo is a sparkling icy ceiling. I hope you enjoyed this Ice Palace section as much as the other galleries and you will have time to visit this fantastic high-altitude sensation on your own.

Ice Palace #20/20

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This photograph is taken at the same moment as the second picture above, just the Matterhorn peak is zoomed a little bit to give you an idea how hard it must be to climb this holy of “holies” …

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It may seem really boring at this point for some viewers, because all the photos look so similar. I still like every single one and to say the truth many photos that I had taken have not been published over here at all..

Matterhorn #7/26

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I took another ‘cabin’ photo with the peak a little bit hidden behind the hill. There is also a nice chapel as you can see on the foreground of this picture.

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir
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Thanks to moderate snowfalls during the evening and the whole night the strong wind was blowing snow from all the higher peaks including the mighty Matterhorn..

Matterhorn #15/26

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A similar view as the #10 photo. This time you can see the Jungfrau region far in the middle on the horizon very clearly. This picture was taken in mid-February although it looks like in early November ~ global warming is no joke!

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You don't need to climb a mountain to know that it's high.

Paulo Coelho

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Eliot

The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir
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When I am looking at this photo I still feel the light morning wind that was blowing at the time I was taking this photograph. It was half past seven AM, around -1°C and the orange sunshine was cutting the mountain’s top…

Matterhorn #1/26

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A view from Klein Matterhorn to the Italian valley – Testa Grigia (3480m) the end station of the cable car from Cervinia. You can see Mont Blanc on the horizon a little bit to the left from the middle. To be able to spot Mt. Blanc a bit easier you[...]

Surrounding Mountains #14/28

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On this picture you can see a typical image of a very strong WEST wind. The cable-cars and chairlifts were closed with only one T-lift open in the Matterhorn glacier paradise.

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