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    Zermatt Cemetery: Gravestone
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  • Memorial stone to the Swiss mountain guides
    Memorial stone to the Swiss mountain...
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  • Grave of Peter Taugwalder Senior and Junior
    Grave of Peter Taugwalder Senior and...
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    Zermatt Cemetery

    by sue_stone Written Aug 16, 2008

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    Located close to St. Mauritius Church is the town's cemetery. A visit to a cemetery is always quite a sobering experience I find, but if you are a mountaineer or thrill seeker you may want to steer clear of this one.

    The cemetery is filled with graves and monuments to those who have died on the surrounding mountains, including the highest peak, the Matterhorn. It is sad to read the stories of those young adventurers who haven't quite fulfilled their dreams.

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    Zermatt Cemetery

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 1, 2007

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    The Zermatt Cemetery is home to many graves of unlucky mountaineers who died during their attempts to climb the various mountains including the Matterhorn.

    The graves are often decorated with mountaineer equipment like pick axes and the headstones state the circumstances of the death.

    Among the many famous people who are buried here are also the Swiss mountain guides Peter Taugwalder Senior and Junior who were members of the group of the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn.

    Directions:
    The Zermatt Cemetery is situated just inbetween the western bank of the river Vispa and the St. Mauritius Church.

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    Cemetary

    by JudyinPA Written Jun 23, 2004

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    This cemetary was interesting due to some of the Matterhorn climbers being buried there. The majority of names on the graves are the same as some of the owners of hotels and businesses in the village. There are generations of family names noted.

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    Mountaineering Cemetary

    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 10, 2010

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    This small cemetary is full of the last remains of those who perished climbing the Matterhorn and other nearby peaks. The cemetary is behind the dom.

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    • Mountain Climbing

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    Climber's Cemetery

    by skywalkerbeth Written Jan 7, 2005

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    He chose to climb...

    a somber and sobering little park in the shadow of so much beauty.

    it can all happen so fast. I myself stupidly tripped on a trail, but it was in the woods. had it been on a mountain...

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