Zermatt Things to Do

  • Gornergrat
    Gornergrat
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  • Sunsetting behind the Matterhorn
    Sunsetting behind the Matterhorn
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  • Taken from the train
    Taken from the train
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Zermatt

  • 1. Gornergrat

    With the sun shining and the snow laying in perfect, pristine conditions you are likely to have a fabulous train ride up to Gornergrat - a viewing point at 3100m - that looks directly at the...

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  • 2. Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

    The best thing to do on a visit to Zermatt is to get up into the mountains, and the ultimate place to do this is at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. At 3,883 metres above sea level, this is the...

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  • 3. Glacier Express

    The Glacier Express is probably Switzerland's most scenic train journey. It's a year-round train service between Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and St Moritz in the Engadin skiing area....

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  • 4. St. Mauritius Church

    The Catholic church is situated in the main town square and dominates the skyline of Zermatt. I couldn't find out much about its history, but it was beautiful both on the inside and out. I loved...

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  • 5. Matterhorn

    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...

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  • 6. Walking

    Zermatt (1620m) lies at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world, about 10 km from the border with Italy. The climate is of an excellent quality: with 300 sunny days a...

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  • 7. Klein Matterhorn

    Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest mountain station of the Alps. It is situated on the summit of Klein Matterhorn. The peak is at 3883m with the...

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  • 8. Cemetery

    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...

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  • 9. Matterhorn Museum

    I had an hour before setting off on the Glacier Express at 10am so I thought I'd have a look around the museum. Sadly I found that during the winter after 15th December it opens between 3pm and 7pm....

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  • 10. Sunnegga Paradise

    Sunnegga Paradise is located at 2288 metres above sea level. It is known as the "sunny corner" of Zermatt and is a popular destination for families. Getting there is easy and quick. From the base...

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  • 11. Sunnegga

    Another pleasant place to visit is Sunnegga. You can either hike here from Zermatt or take the "Alpine Metro." Sunnegga, or "sun-trap" in the local dialect, affords sweeping views of the valley and...

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  • 12. Skiing

    The slopes at Zermatt, many of which are on a glacier, are long, majestic runs. And the best part is that after a day of skiing, and at the point where your legs are burned out...it is time to ski...

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  • 13. Hinterdorf

    Hinterdorf is the oldest part of Zermatt where you can still find a few of the old wooden houses dating back to the 17th and even 16th century. Among them are warehouses and storage buildings for...

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  • 14. Alpine Museum

    This is an ideal visit if the weather is bad or if you are taking a break from a nice day of hiking. The museum focuses on several aspects of life in the mountains. It takes into account the...

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  • 15. The English Church...

    This is a lovely little church set high on the hill overlooking Zermatt. I make it sound as though it is miles away from town but it is not. Just follow the...

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  • 16. Sculptures and monuments....

    There are some very interesting sculptures and monuments in Zermatt. I was particularly struck by their simplicity. There was no need to analyse what the artist...

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  • 17. Trip to Schwarzesee

    There are many possibilities for hiking in Zermatt. Our second trip was to Schwarzesee above Zermatt. You can get there by cable car but also by foot.We chose...

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  • 18. Rothorn summit -video tour

    Enjoy fantastic panoramic views from Rothorn Paradise (3103m). You can see the Matterhorn from its most beautiful side, and a view on 38 summits higher than...

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  • 19. My Favorite Hike in Zermatt

    OK, here's my hike! Before I begin, PLEASE NOTE that this is a moderate to strenuous hike, and takes 4 to 5 hours. As always, be sure you have a map, and check...

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  • 20. Summer Zermatt

    Th sumer Zermatt is beautiful and generous. Matterhorn towers up gracefully in the blue sky. The mountain visitors are tempted to breath deeply and stand...

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  • 21. Skiers and snowboarders paradise

    Klein Matterhorn is a great ski area 365 days a year. Winter sports enthusiasts from the Matterhorn glacier paradise resort station to Schwarzsee paradise or...

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  • 22. Blauherd

    Blauherd is the stop just below the Rothorn on the "Rothorn Paradise" Metro/cable car combination. It is the starting point for hikes to destinations such as...

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  • 23. Riffelberg Express

    Finally they did it! From December 2006, an useful direct link is available between the Matterhorn and Gornergrat skiing areas thanks to the brand new...

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  • 24. Snow adventures without ski...

    Looking for something else that skiing or not enough at ease on ski? No worries, try the tobogganing on the slopes. A lot of fun for young and less young snow...

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  • 25. Short hike to Riffelsee

    If you have not much time you should at least do this short hike: Take the Gornergratbahn to the top (approximately a good half hour) as you might anyway. Then...

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