Gallery: Switzerland’s Breathtaking Sphinx Observatory is the Highest A...

Located at the "Top of The World" amid Switzerland's mountainous terrain, the Sphinx Observatory boasts some of the planet's most spectacular views. Nestled high up in the clouds at 3,571 meters, the center welcomes astronomers, geologists, physicists, meteorologists and hydrologists from around the world to come and contribute their skills to the observatory's environmental investigation efforts. The region's magnificent height makes the UNESCO world heritage site the highest-altitude structure in Europe, and the observatory welcomes the public as well as the science community to enjoy its spectacular viewing platform at the top of the summit.

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