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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Saas Fee, the Pearl of the Swiss Alps

At the foot of the Dom, the highest mountain in Switzerland that rises 4545m above sea level, lies a glacier village of Saas Fee. It is often called the Pearl of the Swiss Alps for the stunning views of the thirteen high peaks that surround the village.
This gorgeous little town is the perfect destination for unforgettable Private Tours of Switzerland!

Saas Fee
Good reliable snow at an altitude between 2500m and 3500m makes Saas Fee a popular winter sports resort. With its 22 lifts, 62 miles of ski pistes, 12 miles of winter walking trails, many toboggan runs and a long cross-country ski trail keep the visitors busy. 

Saas Fee is also a busy destination in summer as outdoors enthusiasts love the 200 miles of walking trails and the “adventure forest” with various obstacle courses, rope bridges, the «Feeblitz» summer toboggan run and a network of mountain-bike tracks.

Friendly Marmots
Adrenalin junkies enjoy crossing the Alpin gorge between Saas-Fee and Saas-Grund, swinging on ropes and squeezing past steep rock walls accompanied by a mountain guide. Nature lovers can observe wild live and befriend a few marmots who love getting treats from humans.

One of the most stunning attractions is the Ice Pavilion, a 200-feet long tunnel inside an ancient glacier that is located at the Mittelallalin stop of the subterranean Alpine train (Metro Alpin). Saas Fee is also home to the world's highest revolving restaurant called “Threes!xty”, which sits at an altitude of 3500 metres allowing breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss Alps.

Saas Fee form above
The traditional village of Saas Fee is car-free and has charming narrow streets with old wooden chalets. There are many excellent restaurants for all budgets. The Michelin-starred Fletschhorn restaurant serves such local delicacies as reindeer, white asparagus and an impressive range of Swiss cheeses. The cosy Vieux Chalet is famous for hearty fondue, raclette and röstis. The village’s several bars and clubs offer great entertainments, live music, wine and beer. 

Photos via Flickr by: Vismar Ravagnani, Andy Harbach, Martha de Jong-Lantink.

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