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The car-free Valais-resort of Zermatt is one of Switzerland’s most famous holiday resorts. Thirty eight, four-thousand-metre peaks, dominated by the world-renowned Matterhorn, the world’s most-photographed summit, rise to the heavens around the village. Rail- and cableways travel up to well beyond 3000 metres and provide impressive, panoramic sights and year-round skiing enjoyment.
In spite of its high profile, Zermatt retains the charm of a Swiss mountain village. Electric vehicles and horse-drawn cabs and sledges are the principal means of transportation in this car-free town.

Zermatt is the starting point of the Glacier Express which operates throughout the year, offers a panoramic journey through the high Alps in the heart of Switzerland and has St. Moritz in the Grisons as its terminus.

Summer

Walking, cycling, climbing and high-Alpine tours are popular activities in summer and autumn. Every year, the four-thousand-metre summits attract many Alpinists. 400 km of walking trails also guide guests who are not overly adept at climbing through the mountainscape around Zermatt.

The cog railway operates between Zermatt and the 3089-metre-high Gornergrat. The summit offers up spectacular views of the Matterhorn, the glaciers and the Monte-Rosa massif.

At 3883 metres in altitude, Europe’s highest vantage point able to be reached by cableway also offers a fascinating panoramic vista of the Matterhorn (4478 metres) and summits of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. The glacier palace can be admired 15 metres beneath the ice surface. Six ski lifts as well as a cableway provide access to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest summer ski region of the Alps on the Theodul glacier.

Winter

In winter, the snow-assured ski region offers over 300 km of pistes in three varied ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn and Schwarzsee-Matterhorn glacier paradise. Snowboarders are able to hone their skills in the "Gravity Park" freestyle fun park in which Olympic hopefuls also train. A crossover to the Italian ski region of Breuil-Cervinia is possible from the Matterhorn glacier paradise / Theodulpass.

Those in search of something different can try their hand at paragliding, dog sledding or off-piste heli-skiing accompanied by an experienced mountain guide.

Highlights

  • Gornergrat – a cog railway wends its way up the mountain to an altitude of 3089 metres; a magnificent panorama.
  • Matterhorn Museum – houses the items of equipment used during the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 which ended tragically.
  • Glacier Paradise / Klein Matterhorn – the highest place in Europe (3883 m) able to be reached by a cableway, with a viewing platform and the highest glacier palace in the world.
  • Gorner gorge – a footpath across narrow bridges and steps as well as a fixed rope route guide visitors through the deeply scarped gorge.
  • Village of Findeln – original Valais settlement with a small chapel; it has Switzerland’s highest rye crop fields at an altitude of 2100 metres.
The car-free Valais-resort of Zermatt is one of Switzerland’s most famous holiday resorts. Thirty eight, four-thousand-metre peaks, dominated by the world-renowned Matterhorn, the world’s most-photographed summit, rise to the heavens around the village. Rail- and cableways travel up to well beyond 3000 metres and provide impressive, panoramic sights and year-round skiing enjoyment.
In spite of its high profile, Zermatt retains the charm of a Swiss mountain village. Electric vehicles and horse-drawn cabs and sledges are the principal means of transportation in this car-free town.

Zermatt is the starting point of the Glacier Express which operates throughout the year, offers a panoramic journey through the high Alps in the heart of Switzerland and has St. Moritz in the Grisons as its terminus.

Summer

Walking, cycling, climbing and high-Alpine tours are popular activities in summer and autumn. Every year, the four-thousand-metre summits attract many Alpinists. 400 km of walking trails also guide guests who are not overly adept at climbing through the mountainscape around Zermatt.

The cog railway operates between Zermatt and the 3089-metre-high Gornergrat. The summit offers up spectacular views of the Matterhorn, the glaciers and the Monte-Rosa massif.

At 3883 metres in altitude, Europe’s highest vantage point able to be reached by cableway also offers a fascinating panoramic vista of the Matterhorn (4478 metres) and summits of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. The glacier palace can be admired 15 metres beneath the ice surface. Six ski lifts as well as a cableway provide access to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest summer ski region of the Alps on the Theodul glacier.

Winter

In winter, the snow-assured ski region offers over 300 km of pistes in three varied ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn and Schwarzsee-Matterhorn glacier paradise. Snowboarders are able to hone their skills in the "Gravity Park" freestyle fun park in which Olympic hopefuls also train. A crossover to the Italian ski region of Breuil-Cervinia is possible from the Matterhorn glacier paradise / Theodulpass.

Those in search of something different can try their hand at paragliding, dog sledding or off-piste heli-skiing accompanied by an experienced mountain guide.

Highlights

  • Gornergrat – a cog railway wends its way up the mountain to an altitude of 3089 metres; a magnificent panorama.
  • Matterhorn Museum – houses the items of equipment used during the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 which ended tragically.
  • Glacier Paradise / Klein Matterhorn – the highest place in Europe (3883 m) able to be reached by a cableway, with a viewing platform and the highest glacier palace in the world.
  • Gorner gorge – a footpath across narrow bridges and steps as well as a fixed rope route guide visitors through the deeply scarped gorge.
  • Village of Findeln – original Valais settlement with a small chapel; it has Switzerland’s highest rye crop fields at an altitude of 2100 metres.

Arrival and return Zermatt

Adresse

Zermatt Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 5
Postfach 247
3920 Zermatt
Tel. +41 (0) 27 966 81 00
info@zermatt.ch
www.zermatt.ch

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Accommodation

Arbenbiwak SAC (unbewartet)
Arbenbiwak SAC (unbewartet)
Zermatt
Hotel Bella Vista
Hotel Bella Vista
Zermatt
Jugendherberge Zermatt
Jugendherberge Zermatt
Zermatt
Monte-Rosa-Hütte CAS
Monte-Rosa-Hütte CAS
Zermatt
Parkhotel Beau-Site
Parkhotel Beau-Site
Zermatt
Rothornhütte SAC
Rothornhütte SAC
Zermatt
Schönbielhütte SAC
Schönbielhütte SAC
Zermatt
Unique Hotel Post Zermatt
Unique Hotel Post Zermatt
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Places of interest

Around the Matterhorn
Around the Matterhorn
Forest Fun Park Zermatt
Forest Fun Park Zermatt
Glacier palace Zermatt
Glacier palace Zermatt
Gornergrat
Gornergrat
Matterhorn glacier paradise
Matterhorn glacier paradise
Moos-Trail
Moos-Trail
Sunnegga-Trail
Sunnegga-Trail
The Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis
The Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis
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Hiking in

Zermatt
Swiss Tour Monte Rosa
Swiss Tour Monte Rosa
Stage 3, Europahütte–Zermatt
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Furi-Weg
Furi-Weg
Route 256, Zermatt, Furi–Zermatt
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5-Seenweg Zermatt
5-Seenweg Zermatt
Route 186, Zermatt, Blauherd–Zermatt, Sunnegga
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