|Matterhorn, Valais - SWITZERLAND|
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Matterhorn - SWITZERLAND
The Matterhorn is one of those iconic symbols of Switzerland, almost as famous as the cows, the chocolate and the cuckoo clocks... speaking of chocolate, it is the trademark of the delicious sweet triangle 'Toblerone' (with a bear hidden in the Matterhorn mountain drawing). The picture in this postcard is so beautiful it almost look unreal, thank you very much Daniela, I love it (and now, thanks to your card I'm suddenly craving for one or two triangles of 'Toblerone'... there goes my diet!). This postcards took 4 days to arrive!
The Matterhorn (German), Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French), is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The mountain derives its name from the German words Matte, meaning "meadow", and Horn, which means "peak". The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points. The mountain overlooks the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais to the north-east and Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south.