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    Cemetery, Zermatt
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    Climbers Cemetery - Zermatt
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    Climbers Cemetry - Zermatt
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    Town Cemetery & Church

    by Mikebb Updated Sep 15, 2014

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    Continue walking downhill from the Mountaineers' Cemetery and you will see on the left side of the road this beautiful little Church and cemetery. We only had time for photos as we were walking to the Funicular station to take the ride up to Sunnegga, hopefully to catch the Matterhorn peak before it is covered by cloud.

    Small Church next to Cemetery Cemetery, Zermatt
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    Mountaineers' Cemetery - Zermatt

    by Mikebb Updated Sep 15, 2014

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    We visited the Mountaineers' Cemetery and found the headstones told some amazing stories of the very young as well as older climbers who met with destiny during their attempt to climb the Matterhorn.

    The graveyard is well kept and you should pass it on your way to the main cemetery.

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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.

    Zermatt Cemetery: Gravestone Grave of Peter Taugwalder Senior and Junior Memorial stone to the Swiss mountain guides Memorial stone to the Swiss mountain guides Grave of Peter Taugwalder Senior and Junior
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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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    Climber's Cemetery

    by skywalkerbeth Written Jan 7, 2005

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    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...

    He chose to climb...
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