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Jaw-dropping natural wonders of Europe

Love Exploring Logo By Frances Carruthers of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 31: Mountains don’t get much more legendary than this. Located on the Swiss-Italian border, the Matterhorn’s recognizable horn-shaped silhouette has towered over this region for millennia, though it wasn’t until 1865 that it was first successfully climbed. Since then, the 14,692-foot (4,478m) peak has become a permanent fixture on the bucket lists of keen mountaineers, as well as a must-visit spot for hikers, skiers and sightseers.

Matterhorn, Switzerland/Italy

Mountains don’t get much more legendary than this. Located on the Swiss-Italian border, the Matterhorn’s recognizable horn-shaped silhouette has towered over this region for millennia, though it wasn’t until 1865 that it was first successfully climbed. Since then, the 14,692-foot (4,478m) peak has become a permanent fixture on the bucket lists of keen mountaineers, as well as a must-visit spot for hikers, skiers and sightseers.
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