The magnificent Alps draw thousands of visitors to Switzerland each year. And even if heights bother you, there are always the sidewalk cafe's in fashionable Gstaad, where you can let your eyes climb the scenic slopes. But if you want a closer look, the best views include: From an aerial tram: In the famed resort of Zermatt, where automobiles are banned, Europe's highest cable car climbs to the Little Matterhorn at 12,684 feet. Views, of course, of the magnificent Matterhorn at 14,688 feet. Up a cog railway: Climb to Jungfraujoch, considered Europe's highest railway station at 13,360 feet, aboard the incredible Jungfraubahn spiraling its way up from the mountain resort of Kleine Scheidegg near Grindelwald. The view from the top is among the country's most spectacular. By foot: Pretty Grindelwald is a hiking center, where day-trippers can trek the steep paths that lead to the glaciers above the town. Guides lead week-long hut-to-hut treks through the Alps, or the experienced can venture on their own. On a postal bus: These sturdy vehicles roam the alpine heights. From Meiringen, near Interlaken, a 119-mile round trip crosses the Three Passes -- Susten, Furka and Grimsel -- at 7,000 feet. On skis: The Swiss Alps are a skier's dream, and Davos is one of the world's top resorts. Great terrain for beginners and experts alike, and not all the hotels cater only to the affluent. From a lake ferry: Take an inland sea excursion on Lake Geneva from Geneva to the ancient city of Lausanne and the resort of Montreux. By train: The views are magnificent on the Glacier Express -- at least when the train emerges from the nearly 100 tunnels on its route, an all-day journey between the mountain resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz. At the wheel: The scenic high road to Italy is over the Simplon Pass (at 6,578 feet) from Brig. Give yourself plenty of time for the many curves.