Alps

Europe's Top Wintersports Resorts in the Alps | From Germany to Italy

Germany, Austria, Switzerland – or maybe Italy? The Alps are the highest mountain range in Europe and they’re a magnet for winter sports enthusiasts. Winter vacations here are not exactly cheap, but you can expect miles of slopes and cross-country skiing trails, plus a breathtaking panorama of mountains and glaciers. We show you five of the most popular winter sports …

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Swiss Alps

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | Switzerland draws travelers from around the world for its legendary mountains. From the Matterhorn to the Jungfrau to Appenzell, we savor both the country’s jaw-dropping alpine beauty and the rich and resilient culture of its people. As we lace together that dramatic mountain wonder with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, and unforgettable hikes, we …

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Bavarian Alps, Germany: The Zugspitze – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Stoke your travel dreams with this clip! Watch the full episode: https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show/austrian-and-italian-alps At nearly 10,000 feet, the Zugspitze is Germany’s highest mountain. A cable car zips visitors up to the summit, where breathtaking views of peaks in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland await. The summit also marks the border between Germany and Austria, making for one of the most thrilling …

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Best of the Alps

In his new one-hour special, join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure, with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers, and unforgettable hikes. We conquer the Dolomites in Italy and the Zugspitze in Austria. In Switzerland, we savor the beauty of the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau, and Appenzell. And in France, starting off from Chamonix, we ride the lift up to …

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