Hotel Touring Zermatt

Riedstrasse 45, Zermatt, CH-3920, Switzerland

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    Friendly, comfortable hotel


    I wanted to find a hotel quite near the Zermatt station that wasn't too pricey for just one night. In the end I was perfectly satisfied with my choice.
    Hotel Touring is located on the other side of the river from the main street but it is only about 10 minutes maximum at a slow walking speed from the BahnHofStrasse.
    The continental breakfast was excellent. I stayed for the evening meal which was OK but nothing particularly special.
    My room was very warm and comfortable and perfectly well equipped.
    Being Switzerland you have to pay a premium and this was, after all Zermatt, a major skiing centre so I guess my room rate was probably reasonable at around 80CHF for a single room, bed and breakfast.

    Unique Quality: A family run hotel with friendly staff. Excellent breakfast

    Directions: Cross the river from the main street. Walk upp the slope until you reach Reidstrasse

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zermatt shopping

by snowspence

is it possible to buy bagged ice in the markets or coops in switzerland? we will be driving around for almost a month and will have an ice chest/cooler in our car for drinks, etc.

Re: zermatt shopping

by kileysmom

Hi, you can't take your car to Zermatt so would you still take your cooler? It seems cumbersome to haul on the train from Tasch to Zermatt unless you have to have it for some reason.

Re: zermatt shopping

by angiebabe

exactly! id just settle for fondue or raclette and some good white wine and maybe even some souvenirs and leave the ice for another time!

Re: zermatt shopping

by marbar1

I have not seen ice available. In any store in Austria or Switzerland. Ice is also limited at hotels. However, I have a suggestion for you. IF YOU MUST HAVE ICE> Rent a studio apartment for the time you are in zermatt. Go to the Zermatt click the English Flag on the top. You will then be in english. Look for accommodations on line. Find a studio apartment. Most of them have websites. You can see the rooms. They all have refrigerators with little freezers. We have used plastic bags to make ice. At the train station in Taesch you can rent a wagon for 5 swiss francs which you could carry most of your luggage to Zermatt including your cooler. However, look for a place close to the train station so you can wheel your luggage. Electric Taxis are expensive. In the coop you will pay abt. 1.25 swiss francs for abt 1 (between 12-16oz of coke)abt. $1.15. If you are looking to use it for liquor then making the ice is your best bet. THE WATER IS GREAT TO DRINK. If you have any other questions let me know.

Re: zermatt shopping

by gffcllns

How about collecting/compacting snow from one of the passes that are open when you drive over?

Travel Tips for Zermatt



Of course most people come to Zermatt to see the famous Matterhorn mountain. Interesting enough with 4478 m in height it isn't Switzerland's highest mountain, which is the Monte Rosa (4634 m). Both mountains belong to the Pennine Alps.

The fascinating fact about the Matterhorn is that it doesn't belong to a mountain massif and is therefore clearly identifiable. The first ascent of the Matterhorn took place on the 14th July 1865 by a group led by Edward Whymper.

On clear days the Matterhorn can already be seen from Zermatt. Most hikes in the region offer panoramic views of the Matterhorn.

For more details please read my "Hike: Sunnegga Paradise to Riffelalp" tip.



This is the Italian side of the Matterhorn . From the top it is a 10 to 12 km run to the Italian ski resort , Cervinia . It is not that interesting on the Cervinia side compared to Zermatt , and the Cervinia village is quite bland . Trying to get back to Zermatt can be a problem sometimes .. High winds can develop around the Matterhorn and on your way up to the top you may find , when you reach the mid station , that the last cable car has been shut down . This is not what you want to discover at 2:00 pm in the afternoon . That is why you have to leave Zermatt early in the morning .

Findeln to Zermatt

by sandysmith

The walk from Findeln to Zermatt was through a shady larch forest. A bit of a zig-zag path down at times and of course the views are not as stunning as those seen higher up. At the lower edge of the forest we met with the gornegrat railway line and then followed a path contouring round above and eventually down into the centre of Zermatt - the steps down here were quite tiresome by this stage. We did see some some wildlfe - marmotts can be seen by Blauherd and the lakes there and we manged to snap this deer which shot across our path (surprisingly as we neared Zermatt) and down into the grassy fields.

Alpine metro

by Tripack

Operating since 1980, the Sunnegga Express was the first Swiss funicular built entirely in tunnel to transport the skiers up to the tracks from Zermatt to Sunnegga.

At Sunnegga, the top station, you could enjoy a superb panoramic view to the Matterhorn and the Alps. You could easily continue with gondolas and an aerial cable way to reach the Rothorn (3'100 m).

At the bottom station, you must walk through a 150 meters horizontal tunnel and go through a automatic door which avoid a airflow call (the cheminee effect). Finally you will reach the funicular composed of 10 compartments for 20 passengers each.

Technical datas:
Lower station Zermatt (1'599 m)
Top station Sunnegga (2'288 m)
Length 1'545 m
Difference of levels 698 m
Average Gradient 48,7 %
Maximum Gradient 63,3 %
Time of a ride 3 minutes
Speed 10 m/s
Capacity 2 cabins of 200 passengers
Transport 2'600 passengers by hour

Matterhorn, Of Course

by aliante1981

Well, it's not actually in Zermatt, but that's what the place is famous for. You can either limit yourselves to viewing it summit from the streets, or take a mountain railway up to Klein Matterhorn for an even more stunning scene.
Mountain railway station is close to the 'normal' railway one.


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