Drone Tour of Switzerland
A seven day hike in the heart of the Swiss Alps allowed @BashirAbuShakra to create this spectacular 4k drone video of his trip. There is something for everyone in this video - endless glaciers, stunning canyons, suspended bridges, shimmering alpine valleys, waterfalls, selfies atop massive rock formations. The video includes aerial footage of the Matterhorn, Grindelwald, and Triffbrücke. As a way to show off the beauty of the Alps it's hard to beat this production.
Dronie on Haute Cime peak
This less-than-forty-second, 4K edit of the mountains in Switzerland may be short, but it is also memorable. Brought to us by accomplished pilot Ultraprod, it features an early evening/setting sun drone flight at the Haute Cime peak. It is the highest peak in the Dents du Midi mountain chain near Lake Geneva is known for its incredible views since there are no higher peaks within 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of it. This video was a DVOW nominee in May, 2019
The Matterhorn Mountain
Prepare to be amazed by this stunning Drone Video of the Week nominee of the Italian side of the mighty Matterhorn mountain by top contributor ElectricLife. The Matterhorn is one of the world's most iconic mountains. It straddles the Swiss/Italian border, although technically the peak is in Switzerland and the nearest city the Swiss town of Zermatt. While it isn't the highest peak in the great range (that would be Mont Blanc), it's certainly the most well recognized, with its distinctive pyramid shape.
Top contributor Zimydakid made the very most of his 48 hours in the Fribourg Canton of western Switzerland. The video was shot with a combination of drone and ground cameras, in his trademark adventure-travel style. Featuring climbing, river rafting, paragliding, and other activities, you'll get a bird's eye view of all this region of the country, which is both French- and German- speaking, has to offer. Fribourg is one of the 26 cantons of the Swiss Federation.
Prepare to be blown away by this drone video of a famous mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, compliments of Electriclife and his DJI Inspire 2 drone. Furka Pass, lying at 2.4k meters (almost 8k ft.) in south central Switzerland, connects several towns in the area. It was the shooting location of a memorable scene in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger, in which 007 (played by Sean Connery) tries to chase down the antagonist in his Aston Martin DB5. It was the third installment in the series.
Zurich by Drone
Zurich is Switzerland's largest city. It is situated in the north central part of the country, not far from the border with Bavaria, Germany. It lies at the end of Lake Zurich, which extends 40 km (about 25 mi) to its southeast. Contributor Iris Films used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to shoot this beautiful aerial video of the city, which includes overhead footage of the city's historic churches in Old Town and its well known Opera House. The city is over 2,000 years old, having been founded by the Roman Republic.
Lake Geneva is one of the most well known sites in the Alps region, as well as one of the world's most famous freshwater lakes. It forms part of the border between Switzerland and France, although its "Geneva end" and the city itself sit entirely within Switzerland. It is a very long long (73 km or 45 mi) and deep (max depth of over 300 meters or 1k ft) lake, one of the largest in Europe. Enjoy the bird's eye views of this amazing Alpine lake, courtesty of contributor CH Drone.
Fall in Zermatt
Contributor Rlardon took his DJI Mavic Drone on a hike into the Swiss Alps at Zermatt to create this stunning aerial video of the region at the end of the Autumn season. The video includes drone footage of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Lyskamm, Breithorn, Mischabel, Dent Blanche and Weisshorn, as well as the mighty Gornergletscher, the colourful larches of the Lötschental and the snowy peaks above Kandersteg. Zermatt is in the southwestern part of the country, near the Italian border.
Bernese Alps: Schiltorn
Top contributor iDrone Aerials brought his trusty DJI Mavic Pro drone back to Mt. Schilthorn for a summer look at this magnificent peak in the Bernese Alps. The Bernese Alps lie in west-central Switzerland, and although Schilthorn is not the tallest of these peaks it's probably the best known. Famous for its ski slopes, its mountaintop restaurant, and for the scene of a James Bond movie, Schilthorn is equally spectacular in the summer months.
Award Winning Video from Switzerland
Filmed in the southeastern regions of the Swiss alps, this stunning aerial film by contributor Mike Bishop features features aerial footage of Filisur, Landwasser viaduct, Flims/Laax, and more. The video, filmed with a GoPro Hero 4 mounted to a DJI Phantom 2, won numerous drone film festival awards including the 2017 AirVūz Drone Video Awards in the Countries category. The finale is a flyover of Switzerland's Verzasca Dam, famous from the opening of the 19th James Bond film GoldenEye (1995).
Three Swiss Towns
In this Dron Video of the Week finalist by Robin Puskas we are taken on a gorgeous journey through three famous Swiss towns. While in Zermatt, the well-known mountain resort town, you see the crooked and majestic Matterhorn Peak in the background. On the banks of Lake Geneva you'll fly into Montreux and see the beautiful, historic downtown. Then it's on to Lautterbrunnen, an area made famous by appearing in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, #7 in the series.
Just a simple, continuous shot this Drone Video of the Week nominee is a fantastic example of how a single shot can be compelling, but only if it's in one heck of a location. Groner Glacier is the second largest icepack in the Alps Mountains region and, like other glaciers, it is shrinking dramatically due to climate change. It's quite a magical site - you'll find yourself envying the man in the video who runs out to look over the glacier's beauty.
The Bernese Alps
Talented drone pilot Rlardon hiked to the to the 'top of Europe' with his Mavic Pro to give us all the best vistas of the Bernese Alps, located in western Switzerland. While showing some of the usual Alpine destinations such as the Bachalpsee and Wetterhorn, he also shares the site the locals prefer, like the Unterer and Oberer Grindelwaldgletchers. His dedication to conserving these beloved mountains serves as his worthy inspiration for these epic aerial videos.
Davos is a ski resort town in central Switzerland. At one point, the mountain air of the area was deemed beneficial to people with lung conditions, and many luminaries went there to convalesce. Davos has also carved its way into cultural conciousness through literature: a real-life Davos sanitorium served as the inspiration for author Thomas Mann when he was writing his opus The Magic Mountain. Published in 1924, the novel is considered one of the great works of German fiction.
Swiss Mountain Passes
Top contributor Electriclife has done it again with his DJI Inspire 2 and ZenmuseX7 in this spectacular video of the snowy mountain passes of Switzerland. The Grimsel Pass, used by the Tour de Suisse; the Gotthard Pass, connecting northern and southern Switzerland since the Middle Ages; the Susten Pass, popular due to its phenomenal views of the Stein Glacier; and the Furka Pass, made famous by a chase scene in Goldfinger (1964), the third installment of the James Bond series, starring Sean Connery.
We hope you enjoy these beautiful views of Mont Chasseral as much as we do. Chasseral is part of the Jura Mountains in Switzerland, overlooking Lake Biel. Its elevation is 1,606 meters or 5,269 feet, making it a difficult area to fly in, but the experts at AboveTheClouds make it look easy. Shot on a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, the team says if you look closely you can see the Black Forest of Germany, the Three Lakes Region, and the Swiss and French Alps.
The Matterhorn by Mavic 2
While the Matterhorn is not the tallest mountain in the Alps, it's certainly the most well known. In part that's due to its distinctive pyramidal shape, which creates high visual prominence and also makes for an extremely difficult climb. The first face wasn't tackled til 1865 and ended in the deaths of four climbers, and the fourth face wasn't scaled until 1962. Contributor Paride Musci used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this magnificent video of the majestic Swiss mountain.
Switzerland by Drone
This stunning drone video by contributor Zdronu takes us on a wonderful flight through the classic landscapes of Switzerland. The video was primarily shot in the Interlaken area near the center of the country. From mountains, to villages, to lakes, to waterfalls and gorgeous sunsets, let your eyes feast on these stunning aerial views of Switzerland, believed by many travelers to be the world's most beautiful country. You may agree with this proposition after watching this video!
Tourbillon Castle and Valère Basilica
Contributor Abovetheclouds managed to capture Switzerland''s most famous castle ruins and one of its most famous churches in a single video. Valère Basilica (sometimes called Valère Castle) is a fortified church near the town of Sion in the southwestern part of the country. It dates to the 11th century. Tourbillon Castle sits on a hill opposite Valère. Built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, it's been in ruined state since a fire destroyed it just prior to the Napoleonic Wars and was never rebuilt.
Pascalimhof.com created this beautiful drone video of the iconic town of Grindelwald, in central Switzerland. Situated in the Bernese Alps, Grindelwald was given some extra exposure by appearing in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005); the footage of the Swiss mountain was used to create the fictional planet Alderaan. It wasn't the first time in the movies for Grindelwald; the town also appeared in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the series' #7 installment.
Basel: Switzerland's Third City
Contributor sir_mavic created this awesome hyperlapse of Basel, Switzerland's third largest city after Zurich and Geneva. The city is situated in the northwestern part of the country, on the Rhine River. It's very close to the French and German borders, and some of its suburbs are actually located in France and Germany. Basel is one of the great cultural centers of Switzerland, and it's known in part for its museums. It's also one of the world's richest cities.
The Beauty of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland is widely regarded as one of the world's most desirable cities. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, it is the country's second largest city and the largest in its French-speaking region. With its distinctive architecture and its iconic fountain in the great alpine lake, it's not only an important financial center but also the home of numerous international organizations including many United Nations agencies. In this video by Drone_biker, you'll get an aerial tour of this magnificent city.
Check out this beautiful aerial view of the Swiss city of Lausanne, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Falconskytech. Located on the northern shore of Lake Geneva, it's the fourth most populous city after Zurich, Geneva (at the western end of Lake Geneva), and Basel. Lausanne sits on the southern edge of the Swiss Plateau. In 1923, the city hosted a peace conference to end the conflict between the Allied powers and Turkey, which was not settled at the earlier Versailles Conference.
Check out this stunning drone video of Switzerland's Lake Lucerne, compliments of contributor Krisna Diantha. The distinctively shaped lake lies in the center of the country, with the city of Lucerne near its northwesternmost point. With a surface are of just under 115 square km (around 43 square mi.), it's the fourth largest lake in Switzerland. Lucerne is also a deep lake, with a maximum depth of over 200 meters (just over 700 ft.). It's Switzerland's second most well known lake after Lake Geneva.
Lake Constance and Rhine Falls
Contributor MartinD combined some incredible drone footage and excellent editing to create this brilliant timelapse video of two of Switzerland's great natural sights: Lake Constance and Rhine Falls. The lake is part of the Rhine River, and is actually shared between Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. Rhine Falls lies on the High Rhine, the section of the river between Lake Constance and Basle. It's the largest waterfall in Europe, and its mid-falls viewing platform is a major tourist attraction.
Heliskiing the Groner Glacier
Contributor used DJI Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro drones, combined with ground camera footage, to create this video of an epic helicopter ski trip to one of Europe's most famous glaciers. The Gorner Glacier runs down the west side of the Monte Rosa masif near Zermatt, Switzerland. With a surface area of nearly 60 square km (about 20 square mi.), it's the second largest glacier in the Alps. Monte Rosa, which is part of the Pennine Alps, is the second highest peak in the Alps after Mt. Blanc in France.
Just wait until you see the dronie location that kicks off this edit - it is epic! The rotating, top-down and flyaway shots that Ultraprod takes of his "camp site" are great examples of how to showoff a singular subject in a very flattering and exciting way. When you finish this quick video you'll be left wondering, "how in the world did he get up there?" Shot at Switzerland's Oldenhorn Mountain, this video was picked as a Drone Video of the Month Nominee.
Here's an awesome aerial view of one of the most well known ski villages in western Switzerland. Saas-Fee lies in the Saastal Valley in Valais, the southwesternmost of the Swiss Cantons. Saas-Fee is the best known of the ski resorts in the area, which lies to the east of the Mattertal Valley (home of the famous Matterhorn). The video, which was shot mostly with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, features on-the-ground footage of the town's Ice Pavilion which affords up-close looks at the area's famous glaciers.
Contributor Rlardon created this magnificent drone video compilation from Europe's Pennine Alps. This subrange of the broader Alps system is located in the Valais canton of Switzerland and the Piedmont and Val d'Aosta region of Italy. The Pennine's include some of the most spectacular peaks of Europe, including Monte Rosa (Italy's highest peak) and the famed Matterhorn. The video was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, primarily above Leukerbad, Nendaz and Saas-Fee.
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden
Top contributor rlardon brings us this beautiful drone video from central Switzerland. It was filmed at the municipality of Engelberg, a resort area in the Canton of Obwalden . Watch the video to see some epic bird's eye views of the still-frozen alpine lakes Trübsee and Engstlensee, as well as the mountains around Titlis and Fürenalp. Filmed using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, the video brings out the beauty of this area near the geographic center of the country as the winter transitions to spring.
Berne: Switzerland's Capital City
Check out this beautiful drone video of the Swiss capital city Bern, compliments of contributor AboveTheClouds. Located in the eponymously named canton in the west central part of the country, Bern is the Switzerland's fifth largest city. It's located on a plateau a short distance north of the Bernese Alps, a subchain of the greater Alps system which is part of the greater Alps system. The center of the town has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Graubünden: Ruinaulta and Lake Cauma
Contributor bensava created this epic drone video from eastern Switzerland. It was shot in the Graubünden canton (sometimes called the canton of the Grissons), the largest and easternmost of the country's 26 cantons. The first area featured is Ruinaulta, sometimes called Switzerland's Grand Canyon. It's also sometimes called Rhine Gorge in reference to the Rhine tributary which runs through it. The other spot shown is Caumasee, an alpine lake near the town of Films.
The Lake and Canton of Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel is one of the 26 cantons which make up the Swiss Confederation. The canton is situated in the northwestern part of the country. Its principal geographic feature is Lake Neuchâtel. The lake, which is prominently featured in the video, is nearly 40 km long (about 28 mi.) and has a maximum depth of about 150 meters (500 ft.). It's the largest lake that sits entirely within Switzerland. You can see this beautiful region from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by AboveTheClouds.
Vernoo Films combined drone and ground footage to create this amazing video of Switzerland's Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. The Falls are located on the section of the river known as the High Rhine, on the border between the Schaffhausen Zürich cantons. Although the height of the falls is a fairly modest 23 meters (about 75 ft.), the water flow over the 150 meter (about 490 ft.) of the falls is enormous - over 600 cubic meters/second (about 21k cu. ft./second) on average during the summer months.
Drone Lost and Found in Zermatt
Leave it up to contributor zimydakid to take on a massive drone rescue challenge. While camping and hiking through the Swiss Alps, he lost his precious drone amongst the rugged mountain peaks in the Zermatt region. Not ready to part ways just yet, he and his buddy free climbed to save his drone in distress, and went on to capture more video. This fantastic footage from his new series, "A Roamer's Life" is full of amazing aerial views and adventure.
Lauvaux and Chillon: Treasures of Lake Geneva
Contributor bradsommers managed to combine two of the more iconic sites of Switzerland into one drone video. Both sites are on Lake Geneva, which lies in the western part of the country. The Lavaux Vineyards is a well known wine producing area on the northern shores of the great lake. Chillon Castle is one of the 2-3 best known such structures in Switzerland. The castle, which dates to the 10th century AD, is on an island on the eastern end of the lake. Both landmarks are in the Canton of Vaud.
Mt. Rigi: Queen of the Mountains
Check out this stunning drone video from one of the most beautiful mountain masifs in Switzerland, compliments of contributor appulver. Mt. Rigi is often called the Queen of the Mountains. Located in central Switzerland, it's surrounded by three alpine lakes: Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz. It's part of a range known as the Schwyz Alps, which is essentially a foothill range of the greater Alps system. The highest peak of Mt. Rigi is about 1.8k meters (about 5.9k ft.) above sea level.
Ticino: The Castles of Bellinzona
Check out this beautiful drone video of a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Switzerland, compliments of contributor Kpax. The town is named Bellinzona, and it's the capital of the Canton of Ticino. Lying at the foot of the Alps, the town is famous for its three castles: Castelgrande, Montebello, and Sasso Corbaro. The castles are testament to the area's strategic importance; its geographic location affords access both to the Po Valley in Italy as well as to key mountain passes.
Lake Brienz: Lake Iseltwald
Top contributor Wild & Free Travel created this stunning aerial of a beautiful spot in central Switzerland. Iseltwald is a small town on the shores of Lake Brienz, an alpine lake in the Canton of Bern near the center of the country. It's about a 15 minute drive from Interlaken, which sits between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. The town of Iseltwald sits on the south shore of the lake and is listed in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites, which serves as a legal protection mechanism.
Konkordia: Glacier Heaven
Filmed with a DJI Phantom 4, contributor AirDroner shares his fascinating views of Konkordiaplatz, a UNESCO World Heritage natural site in central Switzerland. This area is the junction of four large glaciers coming down from the Aletschfirn, the Jungfraufirn, the Ewigschneefäld and the Grüneggfirn. The most recognized feature of Konkordia is the famous "hut" which is maintained by the Swiss Alpine Club. The junction area sits at an altitude of about 2.7k meters, or just under 9k ft.
Aletsch: Largest Glacier in the Alps
Check out this stunning 4k drone video of the largest glacier in the Alps Mountains, compliments of contributor Fantas10. It's called the Aletsch Glacier, and it's situated in Switzerland's Valais Canton in the Bernese Alps subrange. The 23 km (around 14 mi.) long glacier takes up an astounding volume of over 15 cubic kilometers (around 3.7 cu. mi.). Formed by the convergence of four smaller glaciers around Konkordia, the Alsetsch eventually flows into the Rhone River.
Paragliding at Interlaken
Top contributor iDrone Aerials put his DJI Mavic Pro drone to good use creating this amazing aerial video shot of paragliders near Interlaken, Switzerland. In doing so he not only captured the bright yellow and red paraglider colors but the spectacular beauty of the surrounding countryside. Interlaken is a world-class resort and recreational area in the Bern Canton (one of the 26 which make up the Swiss Federation) which sits near the very center of Switzerland.
Ticino's Monte Tamaro
Check out this drone video of the tallest mountain in the Swiss canton of Ticino, compliments of contributor Kpax. Monte Tamaro is part of the Lugano Prealps, a foothills subchain of the Alps which runs across the Swiss border with Lombardy in Italy. The mountain has a peak elevation of just under 2k meters (a bit over 6.4k ft.) above sea level. Ticino is the southernmost of the 26 cantons (provinces or states) which make up the modern Swiss Federation.
Geneva: Switzerland's Second City
Contributor jorgeaguirre used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial of Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva is the country's second largest city after Zurich. It sits on the southwestern end of Lake Geneva, where the Rhone River exits the great lake. Geneva is one of Europe's most important financial centers, and is one of the worldwide centers for international private banking. Its most famous landmark, which you'll see in the video, is the Jet d'Eau fountain.
Swiss Lake Cities: Zug and Zurich
Check out this beautiful drone video of two important lakeside cities in Switzerland, compliments of Sphinx100. Zug is the smaller of the two. It is the capital of the canton of the same name, on the northern shore of Lake Zug. Far more well known is the second city, Zurich. Also a canton capital, it's Switzerland's largest urban area. It lies at the western end of Lake Zurich, a long "smile" shaped body of water which is one of Switzerland's largest lakes. The video was captured with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone.
Mountain Pass in Grisons
Mountain passes have always been critical to understanding the geography of Europe's Alps region. In historical times, these mountain gaps were often used to site fortresses to protect cities in the valleys. In modern times, passes have been critical to the siting of more peaceful forms of communications such as roads, railways, and telephone wires. In this drone video by zekedrone, you'll get an aerial view of Switzerland's Julier Pass; it connects two valleys within the Canton of Grisons.
Oberwalden: Engelberg and Mt. Titlis
Contributor Paride Musci used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this stunning aerial video of a couple of well known spots in central Switzerland. The first is Engelberg, a major mountain resort town in the Oberwalden Canton near the center of the country. The second spot is nearby Mt. Titlis, which sits across Oberwalden and the neighboring canton of Bern. Standing 3.2k meters (about 10.6k ft.) at its peak, it's part of the Uri Alps subchain of the Western Alps.
Champex: Small Ski Resort in Valais
Here's a stunning drone video from the Valais canton in Switzerland, compliments of aerialphotography. The area filmed is the small ski resort of Champex, which lies just above the town of the same name. This area is at the foot of the Mt. Blanc massif (range), which is mostly in France and Italy but a small portion of which is in southwestern Switzerland. It is the very heart of the Alps; the masif contains 11 peaks over 4k meters (about 13.1k ft.) including Mt. Blanc, the tallest of the Alps.
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Dronie in the Swiss Alps
If you could take a dronie any where in the world where would it be? With a drone, it’s possible to take one just about anywhere. For pilot sjoerdbracke a long, arduous hike up the Swiss Alps seems like a good way to set the stage for his ultimate dronie. Take a peak at this 4K, rotating, single subject dronie - aka the end result - and you can see why the hike was worth it!
When we say epic dronie, we mean it. The opening shot in this piece by Jturner is one epic dronie. The piece just gets better when you find out that Jturner was the subject his drone was following. He said he let his DJI Mavic Pro hover over him while he skied down Gemmstock - a mountain in the Swiss Lepontine Alps. The Lepontines are a sub-chain of the greater Alps system which run through parts of southern Switzerland and northern Italy.