The Alps: Tracing Europe’s backbone

Jon Schultz
Nov 26, 2018 · 9 min read

Picking a place to visit in Europe may be one of the most overwhelming decisions a traveler can make. As someone newer to the continent, I had to rely on my instincts to find a place to start. Natural phenomena have always been a guiding light for me, from the National Park system of the United States to UNESCO World Heritage sights like the Great Barrier Reef — chase the most unique enclaves of nature, and you’ll find an equally unique culture in tow, the thinking goes.

And so the choice about where to spend 10 days became clear — The Alps, Europe’s iconic mountain range, tracing its impact from West to East.

The driving route of our nine-day epic.

French-Swiss Alps

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Geneva, SUI
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Geneva SUI
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Lausanne, SUI
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Lausanne, SUI
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Lausanne, SUI | Montreux, SUI
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Montreux, SUI
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Gruyères, SUI
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Gruyères, SUI

German-Swiss Alps

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Bern, SUI
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Bern, SUI
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Bern, SUI
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Bern, SUI | Interlaken, SUI
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Interlaken, SUI
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Brienz, SUI | Lucerne, SUI
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Lucerne, SUI
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Lucerne, SUI
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Lucerne, SUI
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St. Gallen, SUI
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Appenzell, SUI
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Vaduz, LIE
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Appenzell, SUI | Vaduz, LIE

Munich

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Austrian Alps

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Füssen, DEU
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Füssen, DEU
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Füssen, DEU
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Innsbruck, AUT
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Innsbruck, AUT
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Innsbruck, AUT
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Innsbruck, AUT | Salzburg, AUT
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Salzburg, AUT
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Salzburg, AUT
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Salzburg, AUT
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Salzburg, AUT
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Salzburg, AUT
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Salzburg, AUT
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Hallstatt, AUT
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Hallstatt, AUT
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Hallstatt, AUT
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Hallstatt, AUT
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Hallstatt, AUT
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Halstatt, AUT
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Melk, AUT
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Melk, AUT
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Melk, AUT

Vienna

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Jon Schultz

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Helping organizations drive social progress by building empathy as a marketing strategy director, social impact designer, and visual journalist. foundflavor.com

Jon Schultz

Written by

Helping organizations drive social progress by building empathy as a marketing strategy director, social impact designer, and visual journalist. foundflavor.com

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