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Private Guided Tour to Mount Matterhorn Area and Mount Gornergrat from Zermatt
"Begin your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel and make your way into Zermatt. Your tour guide will lead you by walk through the car-free village passing typical local houses the main street of Zermatt with its shops the local cemetery and the memorial of all alpine climbers of mount Matterhorn.Listen to the story of the first ascent of mount Matterhorn and enjoy the view to the summit from the village. After a coffee break your tour guide will lead you to the train station where you board the cogwheel railway to mount Gornergrat. During the ride of 35 minutes you'll climb up to 10
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich
"Board a coach at the central Zurich bus terminal and savor the scenery as you drive 2 hours south through Switzerland's beautiful Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunnen. Here you'll hop on a cogwheel train for a ride up the Alps via the Kleine Scheidegg mount up up savoring views of the towering mountains around you until you reach Jungfraujoch. You're officially at the highest train station in Europe at an elevation of 11333 feet (3
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne
"Meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Lucerne in the morning and head out of the city on a scenic tour into the magnificent mountain world of the Bernese Oberland.Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks in picturesque Lauterbrunnen board the cogwheel train with your guide and enjoy a breathtakingly beautiful trip up to Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face.Soak up spectacular valley views then travel onward to majestic Jungfraujoch at an impressive altitude of 11333 feet (3454 meters) above sea level. This high-altitude Alpine wilderness sits in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps and takes pride of place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Visit the Alpine Sensation — a round-tour subway opened to mark the centenary you can see as far as the snow-capped peaks of neighboring countries!Travel back down the mountainside to the Alpine town of Grindelwald then hop aboard your coach for the return journey to central Lucerne where your tour will come to an end. "
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Walking Tips (8)

Gemeindehaus - Town Hall

The Town Hall is located very close to the Catholic Church, the other end of town from the Railway Station.

An easy walk with much to see along the way. The Town Hall is a wonderful looking building built in 1903.

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Mikebb
Sep 27, 2014

Mountain Flowers - Sunnegga

Walking the mountain trails does not always mean looking at snow covered mountain peaks. During summer & spring when the snow has gone the earth takes over and gives us beautiful mountain flowers, small but with vibrant colour.

Take some time to stop and view these beauties.

Look at the first photo and you will see the mountain bees doing their day's work.

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Mikebb
Sep 08, 2014

Amazing Transport From Train Pickup.

A return to a century ago should you book your Zermatt accommodation at one of the posh hotels.

The bright red carriage with trailer certainly took our eye. The horses looked mismatched but I doubt if this would worry them as the journey would be approximately 800 metres.

The driver looked equally splendid, decked out in black suit with tail and the black hat.

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Mikebb
Aug 28, 2014

Town walk -video tour

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 year, there is less rainfall than anywhere else in Switzerland.

The air in Zermatt is clear, dry and clean, because, since 1947, only electric cars without a combustion engine are allowed to operate in the village.

There are several viewpoints in the village from which you can enjoy a view of the Matterhorn: the bridge by the church (Kirchbrücke), and the bridges leading to Steg, Schluhmatten or Zen Stecken.

Almost one-third of the 4,000-metre mountains in the Alps are grouped around this word-famous mountaineering and ski resort.

VIDEO of my visit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVg3NIdSJVU

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Nov 14, 2011
 
 
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Walk to Z'mutt

This is a pleasant walk to get your hiking juices flowing, especially if you arrived in the afternoon and want to enjoy a couple of hours on the trails. Walk towards the Matterhorn and follow the signs to small hamlet of Z'mutt. Walking time is 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your level of fitness and how often you stop to take pictures. (Note: If you're not used to hiking, or if you aren't used to the altitude yet, there are some moderately steep uphill climbs. Don't be ashamed to turn back.)

Z'mutt itself is just a collection of farmhouses, really. There are two restaurants that open sporadically for lunch and/or dinner, and I think there are a few basic rooms available for tourists during the summer. In this case, one can say that it is about the trip, not the destination.

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travelfrosch
Nov 12, 2011

Take a walk.....

Zermatt is a very bustling and busy little town but at the same time most interesting and of course, extremely attractive. Go for a walk, you will not only enjoy what you see, but you will also get your bearings for the things you'd like to visit later.

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Maryimelda
Oct 24, 2009

Walking is an alternative to skiing

We have reached the age where skiing is out but Zermatt is still great for winter walks. It is advisable to walk up to the places where you can get a skilift down. This will save your knees also use ski sticks to help.
I found Sunnegga, to be a great walk but we made the mistake of taking the Sunnegga Express up and walking down. I am sure there must have been thousands of steps to take before we reached the slopes where we could walk more comfortably.
From the restaurant Sunnegga, you have a splendid panorama to the Matterhorn/Cervin (4477m), the Zinalrothorn (4221m) and the Weisshorn (4505m).
Along the way there are some cosy restaurants where you can have a well deserved meal or a hot drink.

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bianchis
Jan 12, 2009

Walking the village

Walk around the village and in the outskirts and discover the beautiful architecture used to build the mountain huts that caracterize Zermatt. Cars are not allowed in Zermatt so you can walk around in peace (except for the mass of tourists...)

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"See you there this Summer or Winter..."
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"Zermatt and the Majestic Matterhorn"
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"Zermatt - Gateway to the mighty Matterhorn"
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"Zermatt...Guardian of the Matterhorn"
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"Zermatt and the Mighty Matterhorn"
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Gornergrat

The Gornergrat bahn cog track , takes you from Zermatt to the top of Gornergrat mountain opposite the Matterhorn. The fare is 86 chf return, the Swiss travel pass gives you it at half price. You...
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Matterhorn

The Matterhorn is the most distinctive and dramatic peak in the Swiss Alps,it straddles the Swiss -Italian border The Matterhorn is 4478 m high and can be seen from some parts of Zermatt village....
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Klein Matterhorn

Whilst hiking above Sunnegga we took many photos, some good, others better. However these 2 shown below show how cold and rugged the snowfields can be. With my large Canon lens I could not pick up any...
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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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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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