Matterhorn, Zermatt

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  • Close Up View of Mountain Peaks & Glaciers
    Close Up View of Mountain Peaks &...
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  • Helicopter Flight - Matterhorn
    Helicopter Flight - Matterhorn
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    Matterhorn viewed from Gornergrat
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    Matterhorn, the famous Swiss mountain

    by barbskie Written Oct 25, 2014

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    Matterhorn is the largest icon in Switzerland and one of the most photographed mountain. Haven for climbers and for viewers, an amazing and stunning spot.
    The perfect area to catch some good captures is more probably from Gornergrat, but, the other perspective can be viewed from Klein Matterhorn.

    Matterhorn viewed from Gornergrat
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    Helicopter Flight Over Matterhorn - Imagine View

    by Mikebb Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    We are not people who take helicopter flights, but I do understand their value to travellers who want to achieve the "close view" of iconic attractions which are inaccessible to the general population.

    This looked like the ideal method of close viewing the Matterhorn, mountain peaks, glaciers, gorges in the shortest time and in many instances not otherwise available close up.

    Helicopter Flight - Matterhorn Close Up View of Mountain Peaks & Glaciers
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    A model Alpine mountain: the Matterhorn

    by MikeBird Written Mar 13, 2013

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    In good weather, with clear skies, one could spend ages just gazing at this magnificent mountain. I just wanted to share some of my photos taken from Gornergrat in the late afternoon of 28 January 2013. Hope you can agree that the Peak is iconic in representing the Alpine landscape and a textbook example of a glaciated mountain.
    See my other tip for details of the journey up to Gornergrat.

    Sunsetting behind the Matterhorn Earlier that afternoon Taken from the train Matterhorn from Zermatt town
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    Matterhorn

    by rosequartzlover1 Written Feb 28, 2012

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    Matterhorn is moutain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy.The name Matterhorn is in German name .it has another name in Italian " Monte Cervino" and "mont Cervin " in French...The peak of the this mountain is so unique,can see it from far.The size and the height of 4,478 meters is quite impressive.It's kind of symbol of Swiss Alps.There were so many people went there for skiing.They enjoyed it a lot.There were places for everybody ,beginner and advance skier.

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  • The Matterhorn from Rothorn

    by eurotravels Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Personally I feel that to get the best view of the Matterhorn you need to step back a bit, take the cable car up the Rothorn and walk to the lovely lakes.
    Timetables etc are avaliable on http://bergbahnen.zermatt.ch/e/fahrplan/winter/rothorn.html

    Matterhorn from Rothorn
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    Matterhorn

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Aug 10, 2010

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    Although at 14,692 feet its not the highest peak in the Swiss alps, its dramatic shape has made it the symbol of the swiss Alps. Climbing the Matterhorn is a technical climb and would take at least 2 days. the best views are from gronergrat.

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    Matterhorn

    by robertgaz Written Sep 18, 2006

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    The Matterhorn is probably the most famous mountain in the European Alps. It's on the border between Switzerland and Italy and towers over Zermatt.

    The graceful pyramid towers and the long sloping back give the Matterhorn an impression of the Sphinx.

    The Matterhorn has four steep faces with regular avalanches that send the snow down to the base of each face.

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    Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

    by realde14 Written Sep 13, 2006

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    You can take the Matterhorn Express Gondola in order to reach one of the highest viewpoints in Europe. There is a (slowly disappearing) glacier that you can visit, and there is snow all year round if you want to go skiing or boarding

    Matterhorn Glacier Top

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    THE MATTERHORN FROM STOCKHORN

    by RACCOON1 Written Oct 11, 2004

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    This is the Matterhorn and Gornelgletscher Glacier from Stockorn Mountain Peak ( elevation 3406 meters.) .
    Take the Gornergrat and then the cable car to the Stockhorn peak .

    Klein Matterhorn is to the left along with the pass to Cervinia , Italy .

    We have spent a total of 12 days in Zermatt in the winter and only 4 have been sunny.

    THE  MATTERHORN

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    Matterhorn

    by mvtouring Written May 12, 2004

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    The main reason why most people come to Zermatt. The Matterhorn is definitely the center-piece of Zermatt and it is was the first thing I saw when I woke up in my hotel room the first morning as we arrived late at night. We took the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz and it was worth every penny.

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    The Matterhorn

    by gregoryr1m Updated Dec 31, 2003

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    It's not exactly you could miss it but you can take a cogwheel up to higher elevation for a closer view of The Matterhorn. There is a restaurant and gift shop up there.

    Warning The air is thin up there and can cause some people to become light headed.

    photographed by Gregory Roth
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    Matterhorn, Of Course

    by aliante1981 Updated May 28, 2003

    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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    by NateWill22 Written Apr 19, 2003

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    The Matterhorn is definitely the center-piece of Zermatt. It is so breathtaking, you must see it sometime. My most memorable moment was taking the Glacier Express from Brig to Zermatt, and going around these large cliffs and mountains, and finally getting my first peek at the Matterhorn over the other mountain tops. It was so exciting.

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    The Matterhorn

    by irish147 Written Mar 5, 2006

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    I just wanted to see the snow, I had alot of fun here in Zermatt, the snow was GREAT, and I have alot of SWISS FUN. It was amazing, the locals are so nice, and looked after me so well.

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    View the Matterhorn from Gornegrat

    by aukahkay Written Feb 5, 2006

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    For a memorable and breathtaking vista of the Matterhorn and Mount Rosa, take the cog-wheel railway to Gornegrat where you can experience a top-of-the-world feeling.

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