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Day trip destinations

Double the fun: take the train to our day trip destinations.

Whether it's the world's highest revolving restaurant or an idyllic mountain lake; tame marmots or the world's largest ice pavilion: with the Free Republic of Holidays, Saas-Fee's railway network, you can reach an abundance of top day trip destinations ‒ the journey is an experience in itself!




Marmots Saastal
Monte Moro Pass
Spielboden Längfluh

The Fantastic Trio, Saas-Fee

A record amount of world records

A world record rarely goes unaccompanied – at least not in the Free Republic of Holidays, Saas-Fee. Three fascinating world-record holders await you on the Mittelallalin.

  1. The Metro Alpin, the highest underground train in the world, which rises up from the Felskinn cable car station to an impressive altitude of 476 m. 
  2. The Ice Pavilion was completely revamped in spring 2016. Now, the story of the 2,000-year-old ice is being rewritten.
  3. Allalin, the rotating restaurant.  There’s only one thing that tops the delicious cuisine here – the remarkable view out onto endless majestic mountains. 

Allalin, Saas-Fee

Mountains upon mountains...

The Alpine Express cable car and the highest underground train in the world – the Alpine Metro – bring you comfortably up to Mittelallalin. At 3,500 metres above sea level, this is the highest tourist attraction in Saas-Fee – that is, unless you’re athletic enough to climb to one of our 18 4,000-metre peaks. On a clear day, you’ll get a distant view of Lake Maggiore and at night you may even see the lights of Milan. Here you can also discover the world’s largest ice grotto and yet another world record holder:  Allalin, the highest
revolving restaurant in the world. 

Felskinn/Britannia Hut

It’s a hit... and not just for Christmas.

The Felskinn cable car was immortalised in the video for Wham!’s international hit “Last Christmas” and takes you from Saas-Fee directly to Felskinn (3,000 m above sea level). Here, beautifully prepared slopes await you along the route to Morenia ski resort. Felskinn is also the starting point for spectacular hikes, e.g. over the Fee and Chessjen glaciers to the Britannia Hut with its charming keeper Dario Andenmatten.


  • Take a pleasant break on the sun decks of the mountain restaurants in Felskinn and Morenia (2,500 m above sea level).
  • Check the status of the Britannia alpine trail before making your way there.


Spielboden, Saas-Fee

These will be eating out of your hand.

Whilst you’re up on the Spielboden (2,450 m above sea level) enjoying the beautiful ski resort in winter, our cute furry friends are still sleeping like logs in their burrows. However, in spring our marmots come out to play and are more than happy to be tempted with carrots and nuts. A few marmots will even let you stroke them – an unforgettable experience, especially for the youngest citizens of the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee. Of course, all of your creature comforts are taken care of, too, in mountain restaurant Spielboden, the proud holder of 13 Gault Millau points.


  • Spielboden is the starting point for lots of our  hikes, for instance, from the restaurant Gletschergrotte and glacier lake down to Saas-Fee.


Längfluh, Saas-Fee

Ooh! Aah! What a wonderful holiday!

Whether it's summer or winter, the never-ending ice of the Saas glaciers is particularly stunning on the Längfluh (2,870 m above sea level). Get up there with the aerial tram from Spielboden. With the Dom – Switzerland’s highest mountain at 4,545 m above sea level – in your midst, even the peaks of the Mischabel chain seem within touching distance. Anyone who feels it's too soon to return to to Saas-Fee doesn't have to either – just stay overnight in the Mountain Hut Längfluh. It has 15 beds to stay overnight.


  • Langflüh is the starting point for ascending several four-thousand metre peaks such as the Alphubel (4,206 m above sea level).
  • If you're hungry and you need energy, you can choose from two restaurants. The restaurant Längfluh (only open in Winter!) and the Mountain Hut Längfluh.
A cool chill-out zone with sun loungers awaits you at the Mountain Hut Längfluh.

Hannig, Saas-Fee

The sun has got his hat on at the Hannig.

The Hannig (2,350 m above sea level) offers fantastic vistas of the Mischabel chain’s four-thousand metre peaks, especially from the terrace of the "Chicken Coop" restaurant, making this sunshine hotspot the best spot to drink in the views.  There’s also a great play area for the youngest citizens of the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee. If you don’t have any children yet but think the time might not be far off, why not even tie the knot on the Hannig?


  • The Hannig is the starting point for numerous hikes in summer and sledge trails in winter.
  • You can also rent scooters in summer and sledges in winter.
  • The around 5 km journey through the larch forests of the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee is a one-of-a-kind experience.


Plattjen, Saas-Fee

Discover Plattjen – home to mountain enthusiasts.

A modern six-person cable car makes the ascent up to Plattjen from Saas-Fee. Just a few minutes later, you’re 2,750 metres above sea level taking in a breathtaking view of the Mischabel chain. Plattjen is a popular starting point for mountain hikes in summer. In winter, there’s a diverse range of slopes, with a beautiful forest trail for novice skiers and an FIS piste for the pros amongst you. All your gourmet needs will be catered for at the Terminus mountain restaurant, or at what may well be the most stylish mountain chalet in Switzerland, the Vernissage Berghaus Plattjen.


  • Those who want to can spend a night at either of the restaurants.
  • Enjoy a unique view of the Mattmark reservoir from Plattjen’s lookout Point.


Kreuzboden, Saas-Grund

Why choose between the beach and the mountains?

An eight-person cable car brings you up from Saas-Grund to the ski resort of Kreuzboden (2,400 m above sea level) in comfort. In Kreuzboden, you'll find yourself surrounded by all eighteen of the 4,000-metre peaks of the Free Republic of Holidays, Saas-Fee. In winter a ski and snowboard area basked in sunlight awaits you – equally well-suited to both beginners and pros. In summer you can go climbing, hiking and mountain biking in Kreuzboden, or you can just kick back and relax by the lake or on the mountain restaurant’s panoramic terrace. Children in particular get a great deal up here: adventure playground “Hohsi-Land” offers them endless possibilities to let off steam. What’s more, there’s also a small animal farm and a water park.


  • In winter there’s an 11 km toboggan run from Kreuzboden to Saas-Grund and in summer an 11 km ‘monster’ scooter descent.

  • Kreuzboden is also the starting point for several stunning alpine trails, e.g. Kreuzboden –  Almagelleralp –  Saas-Almagell or Kreuzboden –  Gspon.


Hohsaas, Saas-Grund

Hohsaas – bring on the 18 4,000-metre peaks.

You can take in some of the most impressive views of the Mischabel chain’s 18 4,000-metre peaks and the Monte Rosa massif from Hohsaas, which can be reached from Kreuzboden in an eight-person cable car. Throughout winter, the immaculate slopes rising 3,200 m above sea level, will set your pulse racing. In summer, climbing Weissmies and Laggin, as well as taking on other alpine trails, could prove too tempting to resist. Remember that you can recharge your batteries all year round in the Hohsaas mountain restaurant, where you can linger for even longer over the breathtaking mountain panorama.


  • Hohsaas is the starting point for the 1.4 km themed trail “18 4,000-metre peaks”.


Furggstalden, Saas-Almagell

Hiking in exciting tracks.

High above Saas-Almagell and easily accessible by chairlift, Furggstalden (1,893 m above sea level) is the oldest hamlet in the Free Republic of Holidays, Saas-Fee, that is still inhabited. Magnificent powdery snow and beautifully maintaned pistes welcome you in winter and you can follow in the footsteps of the early Valaisians and Romans in summer on the Almagellerhorn adventure trail. Alternatively, try the alpine trail (Heibodme – Antronapass – Jazzilücke – Mattmark reservoir) for experienced hikers with serious stamina.


  • In winter there’s a 3.5 km toboggan run from Furggstalden to Saas-Almalgell and in summer a 3.5 km scooter descent.
  • A mountain restaurant in Furggstalden with a sun deck invites you to just sit back and enjoy.


Heidbodme, Saas-Almagell

Where an Olympic ski champion mastered their craft.

The pistes of Heidbodme high above Saas-Almagell are always swathed in snow, and it's here that skiing stars Pirmin, Heidi and Silvan Zurbriggen were born. But the journey by chairlift to this lookout point at 2,400 m above sea level is worth your while even in summer. The distant view of the Mischabel chain and the Monte Rosa massif is simply breathtaking – and the ultra-modern mountain restaurant draws you in with its delicious menu and panoramic terrace.


  • Heidbodme is the starting point for several stunning alpine trails, like the Mattmark – Ofental – Antronapass – Saas-Almagell route or the new Heidbodme – Antronopass mountain trail, which you can also start from Mattmark reservoir.


Mattmark, Saas-Almagell

Mattmark reservoir – well worth seeing.

Yet another record holder in the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee: the Mattmark reservoir at 2,200 m above sea level has Europe’s biggest embankment. At its feet, you almost feel as if you’re looking up to the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Once you’ve arrived at the 780 m long reservoir, frequent information boards will show you lots of need-to-know facts on the sustainable energy supplier. Afterwards you can stop off for a bite to eat in the modern Mattmark panoramic restaurant and steel yourself for a hike to the Monte Moro pass. From there, you continue by funicular to the old Walser village of Macugnaga on the Italian side of Switzerland.


  • A route around the Mattmark reservoir takes around 2.5 hours.
  • Interesting fact: On 5 July 1869, Johann Josef Imseng from Saas-Fee was found drowned in Mattmark lake. On 20 December 1849 he had become Switzerland’s first downhill skier, on self-made wooden planks, no less. Was it an accident? Sudden heart failure? Or maybe even murder? The exact cause of death remains unknown to this very day.



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