Zermatt, Valais, 3920, Switzerland
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drive from Germany to Zermatt..what to see?
We will be driving from Germany into Switzerland and making our way down to Zermatt (6 hour drive). Do you have any suggestions on what to see along the way and what to see in Zermatt? We are leaving early Friday morning and coming back Sunday (not a lot of time).
Re: drive from Germany to Zermatt..what to see?
When travelling down to Zermatt, go through Thun and on to Spiez. Turn up the Kandertal and put your car on a train at Kandersteg. 20 minutes later, at Goppenstein, turn left up the Lötchental to Blatten. After visiting Blatten, make your way down to Visp and on to Zermatt. You have to park your car and take a train to Zermatt anyway, so it is best to get there and sort yourself out.
On the way back, turn right up the Valais and continue on through Brig and eventually up and over the Grimsel Pass to Meiringen. Then travel over the Brunig Pass to Luzern, and from there back home to Germany. This should ensure you get a bit of a taster of Switzerland.
Travel Tips for Zermatt
Largest summer ski area in the Alps
Skiing, what an unusual experience in summer.
Zermatt and Saas-Fee will offer you the largest summer snow sports area in Europe. Both totalise about 40 kilometres of slopes depending on the snow conditions.
Attracive snow parks are also available on both site with a superpipe, halfpipe,
with kikkers, jumps and rails. A real delight for snowboarders and freeskiers.
You will be able to see some national and international ski teams for a training session.
Summer ski area are continuously improved as for proof Zermatt Bergbahnen and our former Swiss Ski Champion Pirmin Zubbriggen, which owned and managed a 4* hotel in Saas Almagell, inaugurated the Furggsattel chairlift in 2003 (the longest on an Alpine glacier).
Go skiing the morning for best snow conditions and before the snow will
become too slushy = time for après-ski… so head to the chill zone with music and couches, perfect place to relax. A Superb Swiss Sunny Snowy Beach on The Alps...
Zermatt offers winter sports even in the summer season;).There are 3 popular ski areas, the Klein Matterhorn/Schwarzsee, Gornergrat, and Sunnegga/Rothorn.Not to forget,the "newly opened" Furi-Riffelberg.Winter sport fans can enjoy more than 400 kilometres ski slopes.
An easy broad path from Stellisee leads to Grindjisee (2334m) another of the mountain lakes where a reflection of the Mattenhorn can be found on a clear still day. Its an idyllic lake fringed with pine trees and is a wonderful place for a picnic and bathe - be warned water is icy! These mountains lakes are easily reached just a short hike from the Blauherd or Sunegga mountain transport systems so don't miss them.
Subway to Sunnegga
One thing is for certain, there is no subway in a mountain resort like Zermatt, right? Wrong. The Sunnegga-Bahn, a part of the "Rothorn Paradise" transportation system to get from Zermatt to the Rothorn, will whisk you from Zermatt to Sunnegga in about 3 minutes. You actually have to walk into the mountain about 150 meters (200 yards), then board the sloped train by a series of steps. When you get to Sunnegga, you have to exit and climb stairs to make your way out to Sunnegga. You'll have to climb the same number of stairs, so choose whether you want to climb them as you enter or as you exit. There is elevator access for those with limited mobility.
Travel between Zermatt and Sunnegga costs CHF 14.50 one way, CHF 22.50 round trip. Cost with Swisspass or half-fare card is CHF 7.50/11.50. The subway is closed for maintenance from late April through late May.
Monday, the day I usually Hike in Canada,So.
Yes, why not hike/trek here as well, keep the routine and think of the hiking group enjoying the hike in the Kananaskis Country near Calgary.
The photo shows a general view of the hike at least up to Z Mutt, note the up word, yes there is a climb, not all paths have cable cars to help you on your way.
The trees hide the return trip.
Well I have plenty of photos to show you the way there and back.
Collect a sandwich and a drink at the local sandwich shop. photo 2 .
With a low cloud and drizzle in town, a good day to hike. Photo 3.
Well finally we are out of Zermatt, except for the gondola car and the Gornergrat train and oh yes the crane as it assists in building something at the edge of town. Photo 4.
The climb commences and it does not matter how long it takes, we have all day, the clouds are hanging around but it is dry. Photo 5.
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Address: Zermatt, Valais, 3920, Switzerland