Hinterdorf, Zermatt

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  • Entry to pub between two buildings
    Entry to pub between two buildings
    by alectrevor
  • Dusk in Hinterdorf street
    Dusk in Hinterdorf street
    by alectrevor
  • inside pub Salty Hischi
    inside pub Salty Hischi
    by alectrevor

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    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 1, 2007

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    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 sausages, bread and dried meat. An old pig sty can be seen as well.

    Most of the wooden houses were built on supporting posts to keep mice and rats away.

    The Hinterdorf is situated in the very heart of Zermatt's city centre. The street with all the historic houses is called Hinterdorfstrasse.

    Hinterdorf: Warehouse Hinterdorf: Pig sty (16th century)
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    Old District Hinterdorf

    by alectrevor Updated Apr 28, 2016

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    The Hinterdorf is in the very centre of Zermatt just off the main street and is the oldest part of the village some dating back to 16th century. Some of the wooden buildings are built on posts with a stone to stop rats and mice climbing up. In the Hinterdorf is a pub called Salty Hischi

    Dusk in Hinterdorf street Fire wood and stone to deter mice Entry to pub between two buildings inside pub Salty Hischi

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    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 10, 2010

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    This Zermatt neighborhood contains the preserved oldest homes in Zermatt in a typical alpin wooden style.

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