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The palace was built several meters below the surface in the glacier. On this particular picture you can see the second part of the entrance tunnel, which has blue back lighting.

Ice Palace #3/20

The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir
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Here we had another beautiful morning, giving us a unique view of Matterhorn. It’s no wonder that this peak is considered to be one of the most gorgeous ones on earth!

Matterhorn #2/26

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Finally we are at the top! Actually not yet , because this is the end station of the cable car to the Klein Matterhorn. This photo was taken directly after getting of the cable car at around 3850 meters above the sea level.

Matterhorn #24/26

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Twin peaks in the middle – on the right is the Taschorn (4491m) and on the left Dom (Dom de Mischabel – 4545m). Even though Dom is not the highest peak in Switzerland, it is the highest mountain completely in Swiss territory.

Surrounding Mountains #2/28

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

T.S. Eliot
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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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I really love nature and photography and when I have a bit of luck one photo can make me happy for weeks and months. This lovely bird is pretty much the case and it has been nesting on my desktop as a wallpaper for a while..

Other Photos #1/10

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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

Matterhorn #26/26

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On the foreground of this picture there are two pillars of two cable cars. The first bigger cable car pillar is used for various transportation purposes. The second cable car is for transportation of ski-snowboard-freaks.

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Not all that wander are lost.

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