Hotel Sonne Zermatt

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Metzggasse 35, Postfach 121, Zermatt, 3920, Switzerland
Hotel Sonne Zermatt
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Zermatt for oldies! Not too old but a few health problems

by julin

We are flying to Geneva on 24th June and catching the train to Zermatt and staying at the Alpen Resort Hotel.We are not hikers so just want gentle strolls and scenic train trips.We will be leaving on the 30th.
Any ideas! and also restaurant recommendations would be appreciated.
Thanks Julin

RE: Zermatt for oldies! Not too old but a few health problems

by Roadquill

I thought this website was interesting. Some hikes are more robust than others.
I was only there for a short ski trip. Not impressed with Grampi's Pub.
I checked on and there was nothing on Zermatt.

RE: RE: Zermatt for oldies! Not too old but a few health problems

by kaps_4


You could take a train ride from Zermatt to Gornergrat,( beautiful place from where you get a nice view of Matterhorn ( depends on visibility ).

You can check out the follwoing sites:

or go to SBB site and type in Zermatt to gornergrat



RE: Zermatt for oldies! Not too old but a few health problems

by Tripack


If you are staying more than 3 days in Zermatt, it could be a good idea to buy the Zermatt peak pass. This pass is valid on all train/cable cars networks around.
Some excursion ideas:
1) Gornergrat Bahn offer you a nice cogwheel trip from Zermatt to the Gornergrat.
2) Cable car ride up to Rothorn is worth to enjoy the best view on the Matterhorn and have a drink/meal to the Rothorn restaurant.
3) Cable car ride to the Klein Matterhorn will offer you a glacier experience.
You could also stop at Furi which offer gentle stroll back to Zermatt via Zum See or Blatten (40min), Zmutt or Sunegga offer also good opportunities for walks.

Pay attention to the high altitude precautions... Don't forget to acclimatize before going on up to the Klein Matterhorn (3'800m). Please bear in mind that you need plenty of fluids and time to acclimatize when you are at an altitude of over 9,840 feet / 3,000 meters. You will avoid headaches or dizzy feelings.

Clothing tips: Warm clothing, a windproof jacket and solid footwear are a must, whatever the time of year. And, of course, don’t forget your sunglasses, sun cream and your cap/hat at these high altitudes.

Many other ideas are waiting for you on the VT Zermatt pages.

Greetings from the Swiss Alps.

RE: RE: Zermatt for oldies! Not too old but a few health problems

by julin

Thank you for all your advice.I will print a copy to take with us.

RE: Zermatt for oldies! Not too old but a few health problems

by julin

Thanks for all your advise.We had a wonderful time.Took trips on all the trains including Glacier Express and cable cars.The scenery was amazing.The Alpen Resort Hotel lovely.Only bad thing was my handbag was stolen at Visp Railway Station on our way back to Geneva.My camera was in the bag so I lost all my photos including 40 of wild flowers I took on a walk down from Sunnega Paradise.If anyone has flower photos would they email them to me please on
Some restaurants were lovely,but Grampi's ugh!

Travel Tips for Zermatt

Snowy projects

by Tripack

Each year I notice improvements on my favorite Swiss ski area, which make more attractive this snowy paradise.
I think it is important to have a quick outlook over planned projects about the ski area.

Good news for 2006/07:
Furi-Riffelberg cable car link in time for winter.
A new 8-seat cable car will be built for service between Furi and Riffelberg. It will run from Furi via Schweigmatten up to Riffelberg (where it joins the Gifthittli chairlift). The cable car is scheduled to open in time for winter 2006. So the Matterhorn ski area will be directly linked to the Gornergrat ski area.

Since the merger in 2002 up to the end of 2005, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG has already invested more than CHF 130 million. These are the most important investments:
- 8-seat cable car Matterhorn-Express (Zermatt - Furi - SchwarzSee)
- 6-seat chair lift with hoods Furggsattel Gletscherbahn (the world longest chairlift on a glacier)
- 6-seat chair lift with hoods Gifthittli chair lift
- Extension to Gandegg skilift
- Sunnegga - Blauherd Combi cableway (8-seat cable cars and 6-seat chair lifts)
- Elevator from Riedweg to the Sunneggabahn tunnel

Snow making systems are continously improved and extented to guarantee enough snow at the beggining of the Winter ski season (end of November).

The following are planned over the next few years:
- 4-seat chair lift Sunnegga - Findeln - Breitenboden (season 2006/07)
- 4-seat chair lift Gant - Rosenritz (season 2007/08)

Long-term important cableway projects:
- 8-seat cable car Matterhorn-Express extension from Schwarzsee to Trockener Steg
- New development at Stockhorn
- 4-seat chair lift at Hörnli
- Infrastructure extension at Klein Matterhorn

Wow enough to do and ride for the future ;-) The excellent and confortable ski cableways systems with a high debit (no queue or less) and plenty of large slopes and endless snow powder fields...

Glacier Express

by mvtouring

The Glacier Express is one of Switzerland's most famous train excursions. The Glacier Express, which has been operating since 1930, is billed as "the world's slowest express train" and averages 22 mph (36 km/h) during the 7?-hour trip between Zermatt and St. Moritz. The 169 miles (272 km) of narrow-gauge track are punctuated by 291 bridges and 91 tunnels. Trains reach a peak elevation of 6,670 feet (2,033 m) at the Oberalp Pass near Andermatt and traverse the 9.5-mile (15-mile) Furka Tunnel, which takes a shortcut beneath the Alps between Andermatt and Brig.

Trains are a curious mixture of old and new. Modern passenger cars have panoramic windows for enjoyment of the spectacular scenery, while the antique dining cars feature wood paneling, brass fixtures, and special tilted wineglasses that are designed to prevent spilling during the steeper portions of the journey. Some trains have glass-roofed observation cars with a narrated trip commentary that first-class passengers can visit when they aren't dining or occupying their assigned seats.

Electro Busses

by mvtouring

It is easy to get around in Zermatt. Most distances can easily be covered on foot.
"Electro" buses
Zermatt has two routes with electrically-powered buses which serve all major intersections. In winter the bus service is included in the ski-pass.

Lunch Overlooking the Stellisee

by travelfrosch about Bergrestaurant Fluhalp

One of my favorite things about hiking in the Swiss Alps is there's almost always a restaurant waiting at the top. Here's another nice example: Bergrestaurant Fluhalp. Open from December to April and late June to early October, the outpost offers hearty meals with magnificent views. There's also a stand called "Murphy's Pub" that appears to offer Guinness on tap, though I didn't try it.

The restaurant also doubles as a hotel in the summer. You can stay in a double room for CHF 86 per night, while a dorm bed costs CHF 29 for the night. Breakfast is CHF 10. 3-course dinner for guests is CHF 30 per person. We sat on the patio and ordered Rösti. Mine was quite large with bits of bacon and two fried eggs on top. Sara tried a Rösti with tomatoes and cheese. They were both quite tasty. Beer was on tap, but we had more hiking to do, so I stuck with the Swiss soft drink Rivella. Salad bar is included in the price of the meal. Expect to pay about CHF 40 per person for lunch and a drink.

The Viewing Platform/Klein Matterhorn

by barbskie

A 3,883 meter high- sightseeing platform in Europe. As soon as you are at the final station of Matterhorn Glacier Express cableway, find the lift which is built into the rock. You will be transported to the highest viewing point. Up there, you will be offered a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. It is a beautiful feeling up there! Experience it yourself!


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