Switzerland is a Catholic country and it is common, wherever you are, to find a Crucifix. High in the mountains they may be placed at the site of a fatality, at lower altitudes they may be fixed to the side of buildings, or stand in prominent positions within communities. Their precise significance will vary depending on your set of beliefs. For me they feel like guardians.
This Crucifix is affixed to the side of a Hayloft a half-hour walk up hill out of Zermatt and I passed it yesterday, as I have done on a number of previous occasions. It always commands my attention. Seeing it in isolation, it is difficult to appreciate its scale and so I have included the second image to provide that important sense of scale.