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Incredible images that show the beauty and majesty of the Alps

Skiing aside, there are myriad reasons to visit the Alps – not least that it is arguably one of the most picturesque environments on Earth. As this stunning portfolio of pictures shows. Our collection will transport you across the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe. One that stretches approximately 750 miles across eight countries: France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. Here you can gaze at a mesmerising shot of its highest point, Mont Blanc, which stands 15,781ft above sea level; the 14,692ft-tall Matterhorn (top right) on the Swiss-Italian border; the Austrian town of Innsbruck, which has one of the most eye-popping runway approaches in the world, and the picture-postcard-perfect town of Lech, which is festooned with five-star hotels. We also have a jaw-dropping image of one of the world’s most extreme roads (bottom left).

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