List of buildings and structures in Switzerland above 3000 m

This is a list of buildings and infrastructures above 3,000 metres (9,843 ft) in Switzerland. As this height approximately corresponds to the level of the climatic snow line in the Alps, infrastructures located above it are generally subject to harsh weather conditions and are more difficult to build. This list also includes structures located precisely on the Italian border (*) that could be partially in Switzerland.


Building (or location) Type Elevation Canton(s) Municipality(ies) Notes
Margherita Hut* Mountain hut 4,554 m (14,941 ft) Valais Zermatt Highest building in Europe, entirely in Italian territory [1]
Solvay Hut Mountain hut 4,003 m (13,133 ft) Valais Zermatt Highest mountain hut of the Swiss Alpine Club
Bivacco Città di Gallarate* Mountain hut 3,960 m (12,992 ft) Valais Zermatt
Gobba di Rollin Ski lift terminus 3,899 m (12,792 ft) Valais Zermatt Highest ski lift in Europe
Klein Matterhorn Observation deck 3,883 m (12,740 ft) Valais Zermatt Highest observation deck in Europe
Mischabeljochbiwak Mountain hut 3,847 m (12,621 ft) Valais Saas-Fee/Täsch
Carrel Hut* Mountain hut 3,829 m (12,562 ft) Valais Zermatt
Klein Matterhorn Cable car station, restaurant 3,820 m (12,533 ft) Valais Zermatt Highest station and restaurant in Europe
Schalijochbiwak Mountain hut 3,786 m (12,421 ft) Valais Anniviers/Randa
Plateau Rosa Ski lift terminus 3,740 m (12,270 ft) Valais Zermatt
Bivacco Giorgio e Renzo Novella* Mountain hut 3,706 m (12,159 ft) Valais Zermatt
Jungfraujoch radio relay station Radio relay 3,705 m (12,156 ft) Bern/Valais Lauterbrunnen/Fieschertal
Bivouac Biaggio Musso Mountain hut 3,658 m (12,001 ft) Valais Bourg-Saint-Pierre
Mönchsjoch Hut Mountain hut 3,657 m (11,998 ft) Valais Fieschertal
Sphinx Observatory Observatory, observation deck 3,572 m (11,719 ft) Bern/Valais Lauterbrunnen/Fieschertal
Mittelallalin Ski lift terminus 3,560 m (11,680 ft) Valais Saas-Fee
Bivouac de la Dent Blanche Mountain hut 3,540 m (11,614 ft) Valais Anniviers/Evolène
Dent Blanche Hut Mountain hut 3,507 m (11,506 ft) Valais Evolène
Furggen* Cable car station 3,492 m (11,457 ft) Valais Zermatt Abandoned building
Testa Grigia* Cable car station, mountain hut 3,479 m (11,414 ft) Valais Zermatt
Mittelallalin Funicular station, restaurant 3,457 m (11,342 ft) Valais Saas-Almagell/Saas-Fee Highest funicular in the world[2]
Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe Railway station, restaurants, research center 3,454 m (11,332 ft) Valais Fieschertal Highest railway station and post office in Europe
Stockhorn Ski lift terminus 3,405 m (11,171 ft) Valais Zermatt
Furggsattel Chairlift station 3,360 m (11,024 ft) Valais Zermatt
Mittellegi Hut Mountain hut 3,355 m (11,007 ft) Bern Grindelwald
Mischabel Hut Mountain hut 3,335 m (10,942 ft) Valais Saas-Fee
Theodul Hut* Mountain hut 3,317 m (10,883 ft) Valais Zermatt
Bertol Hut Mountain hut 3,311 m (10,863 ft) Valais Evolène
Mont Fort Cable car station, bar 3,308 m (10,853 ft) Valais Bagnes/Nendaz
Piz Corvatsch Cable car station, restaurant 3,303 m (10,837 ft) Graubünden Samedan/Silvaplana Highest building in Eastern Switzerland
Bergli Hut Mountain hut 3,299 m (10,823 ft) Bern Grindelwald
Refuge des Pantalons Blancs Mountain hut 3,278 m (10,755 ft) Valais Hérémence
Hohtälli Cable car station 3,275 m (10,745 ft) Valais Zermatt
Hörnli Hut Mountain hut 3,260 m (10,696 ft) Valais Zermatt
Oberaarjoch Hut Mountain hut 3,256 m (10,682 ft) Valais Fieschertal
Tracuit Hut Mountain hut 3,256 m (10,682 ft) Valais Anniviers/Oberems
Rote Nase Cable car station 3,251 m (10,666 ft) Valais Zermatt
Hollandia Hut Mountain hut 3,240 m (10,630 ft) Valais Blatten
Arbenbiwak Mountain hut 3,224 m (10,577 ft) Valais Zermatt
Rothorn Hut Mountain hut 3,198 m (10,492 ft) Valais Zermatt
Scopi Cable car station, radar 3,190 m (10,466 ft) Graubünden/Ticino Medel/Blenio
Bivacco Colombo* Mountain hut 3,186 m (10,453 ft) Graubünden Sils im Engadin
Bivouac de l'Aiguillette à la Singla Mountain hut 3,176 m (10,420 ft) Valais Bagnes
Georgy Hut Mountain hut 3,175 m (10,417 ft) Graubünden La Punt Chamues-ch/Pontresina
Trient Hut Mountain hut 3,170 m (10,400 ft) Valais Trient
Bivacco Tita Ronconi* Mountain hut 3,168 m (10,394 ft) Graubünden Bregaglia
Eismeer Railway station 3,160 m (10,367 ft) Bern Grindelwald
Vignettes Hut Mountain hut 3,160 m (10,367 ft) Valais Evolène
Hohsaas Gondola station, restaurant 3,140 m (10,302 ft) Valais Saas-Grund
Gornergrat Kulm Hotel Hotel, observatory 3,120 m (10,236 ft) Valais Zermatt
Hohstock Ski lift terminus, tunnel 3,118 m (10,230 ft) Valais Naters
Unterrothorn Cable car station, restaurant 3,104 m (10,184 ft) Valais Zermatt
Hohsaas Hut Mountain hut 3,101 m (10,174 ft) Valais Saas-Grund
Gornergrat Railway station 3,090 m (10,138 ft) Valais Zermatt Highest open-air railway station in Europe
Hockenhorngrat Gondola station 3,086 m (10,125 ft) Valais Wiler
Klein Titlis Cable car station, restaurant, antenna 3,062 m (10,046 ft) Obwalden Engelberg Highest building in Central Switzerland
Weingartensee Dam 3,058 m (10,033 ft) Valais Täsch
Finsteraarhorn Hut Mountain hut 3,048 m (10,000 ft) Valais Fieschertal
Fletschhorn Hut Mountain hut 3,040 m (9,974 ft) Valais Eisten/Visperterminen
Britannia Hut Mountain hut 3,030 m (9,941 ft) Valais Saas-Almagell
Valsorey Hut Mountain hut 3,030 m (9,941 ft) Valais Bourg-Saint-Pierre
Gandegg Hut Mountain hut 3,029 m (9,938 ft) Valais Zermatt
Piz Nair Cable car station, restaurant 3,022 m (9,915 ft) Graubünden St. Moritz
Egginerjoch Ski lift terminus 3,021 m (9,911 ft) Valais Saas-Almagell/Saas-Fee
Fletschhornbiwak Mountain hut 3,014 m (9,888 ft) Valais Simplon
Mittelaletschbiwak Mountain hut 3,013 m (9,885 ft) Valais Betten
Sass Queder Chairlift station 3,004 m (9,856 ft) Graubünden Pontresina
Mont Gelé Cable car station 3,002 m (9,849 ft) Valais Bagnes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fedlex".
  2. ^ Felix Gross (2011). Seilbahnlexikon: Technik, Relikte und Pioniere aus 150 Jahren Seilbahngeschichte (p. 51).