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Switzerland - Matterhorn

The majestic Matterhorn - king of mountains with a height of 4.478 metres - is the most famous landmark of Switzerland. Most probably this triangular pyramid shaped rock is the most photographed mountain in the world.

Its shape and free-standing position make the Matterhorn to be the epitome of a mountain. There is no better-known mountain in the world whose natural shape is so close to a pyramid. Hundred million years ago enormous forces brought Africa closer to Europe. Fifty million years later, as the rock masses folded and deformed, the Matterhorn was born from the rock thrusting upwards.

Matterhorn is first mentioned in medieval documents as Mons Silvus, which finally became Mont Cervin in French and Cervino in Italian. The German name Matterhorn first appears in the year 1682. The name is probably derived from Matte, meaning alpine meadow, referring to the grassy valley, which has now been almost completely covered by the village of Zermatt.
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fifi said:

Génial !
HFF et Bon Weekend.
9 days ago ( translate )

Judith Jannetta said:

Great view
HFF, Jaap
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Gerard Perin said:

belle montagne
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Rainer Blankermann said:

HFF, Jap. And have a nice weekend!
9 days ago ( translate )

Claudia G said:

Belle perspective, HFF !
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Ulrich John said:

HFF, Jaap ! Hab ein schönes Wochenende !
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Baby said:

So beautiful Landscape! Like it much!
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Ghislaine Girardot said:

Beau paysage de montagne !!
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Ms.Wisteria said:

Beautiful mountain - HFF
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Pat Del said:

Belle perspective sur le Mont Cervin !
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Edward Bowthorpe said:

Brilliant pic Jaap,eddie,
9 days ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Very beautiful picture !
Have a nice day
9 days ago ( translate )

John Cass said:

Excellent shot, great composition and perspective, HFF, Have a nice weekend Jaap.
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Nouchetdu38 said:

Very nice view of the famous Matterhorn!****************
Right now, the landscape has to be a lot more white!!!!!!!!!!!!
9 days ago

Ian 1949 said:

Famous mountain, nice to see. HFF and have a nice weekend.
9 days ago