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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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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland
"Head to Sihlquai Bus Terminal near Zurich train station in the morning to meet your multilingual guide — who speaks English Spanish and German — and board your luxury coach. Then relax on the scenic drive through the Bernese Oberland countryside. You’ll feel as if you’ve entered a fairy tale as you stare at the sheer beauty of the white jagged mountains above Bern a range known as the Bernese Alps. The scenery is truly mesmerizing and it only gets better!Arrive about two hours later in Interlaken for a quick break. This famous town is situated between two lakes Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and serves as the main transport gateway to the region's mountains and lakes. Continue to the nearby village of Grindelwald
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More Warnings and Dangers in Zermatt

Car free Zone.

Zermatt is petrol/diesel car free zone, this does not mean no traffic. Vehicles are electric including taxis, delivery floats,and the police. These vehicles are practically silent so you may not hear...
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alectrevor
Nov 02, 2015

Watch out for speeding kids.....

If you are in Zermatt on a weekday in school term time, just be careful at 3pm when school gets out. The local kids, God love them, are full of the joys of spring and become very boisterous and...
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Maryimelda
Oct 24, 2009

Watch out for weather conditions

It is important to check weather conditions before undertaking any kind of activity whether walking or skiing. If you have a TV in your room there is usually a channel which gives the the latest news...
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bianchis
Jan 12, 2009

Vicious St. Bernard's

I always thought that St. Bernard's were fairly docile dogs, after all aren't they famous for rescuing people? This St. Bernard must have been nipping at the spirits in his barrel and a nasty drunk to...
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Dabs
Sep 10, 2007

No Children Under 3yrs.at the Matterhorn

While planning for a cable car ride from Zermatt to Matterhorn and back always make sure that you are not accompanied by any child under three years of age.We had our two yrs.old daughter with us. At...
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freethinker
Jan 02, 2007

Crevasses Danger

Respect the local signs, especially if you are skiing on the glacier. Pay attention that crevasses could be hide by a fresh snow cover, so stay on the beaten path... and avoid to dissappear in the...
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Tripack
May 14, 2006
 
 
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Silent Electric Carts!

Because cars are not allowed in Zermatt, only electric vehicles are allowed on the streets. The downside to this is, these electric carts are silent. Drivers generally look out for pedestrians and...
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travelfrosch
Feb 19, 2006

Avalanche hazard

If you're going skiing/surfing off-piste or climbing. Please respect the local regulations and read the avalanche bullettins.Keep in mind that nature is always stronger than humans, so keep humble.In...
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Tripack
Jul 02, 2005

There is a McDonald's in Zermatt

Sad but true!! I could never understand why a person who travels great distances only to dine at McDonald's. For some odd reason people find comfort in going to McDonald's when they're abroad. People...
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gregoryr1m
Apr 15, 2005

The altitude....

The altitude in in Zermatt can give you a headache, make you feel tired or ill and generally just dehydrated.Drinks gallons of water, try to get a humidifier put in your room and run a hot bath.Leave...
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KelseyQ
Feb 16, 2005

High altitude precautions...

Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano... (Who goes slowly, goes safetly, goes far)Don't forget to acclimatize before going on up to the Klein Matterhorn (3'800m). Please bear in mind that you need plenty...
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Tripack
Sep 09, 2004

Slippery Streets!

Most certainly winter brings a lot of snow and ice to Zermatt, which makes walking around kind of troublesome. First of all, it has some pretty steep roads, with signs showing the angles and saying...
NateWill22
Feb 07, 2004

Electric vans and taxis

Even though Zermatt is supposed to be a car free town, there are many electricty-powered taxis and vans zipping around. Watch out for these!! They come quite fast on those small roads, so watch out...
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sierralyndon
Feb 16, 2003

Avalanche

If you're hiking or skiing when the conditions for an avalanche are present be aware of you surroundings!! These snow fences are designed to help to keep the snow pack in place but I certainly saw...
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herzog63
Jan 31, 2003

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Brunnmattgasse 9, Sion, Valais, 3920, Switzerland
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Bahnhofplatz 18, Sion, Valais, CH-3920, Switzerland
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Top Things to Do in Zermatt

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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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Sunnegga

We were having a coffee at the Sunnegga Restaurant outdoor tables when I suddenly sighted this hang glider. Spot the yellow sail. It looked fantastic on a sunny day, an ideal photo opportunity which...
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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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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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Glacier Express

This is the station where the Glacier Express arrives in Zermatt, the centre of town next to Bahnhof Platz. Bahnhof Platz is where the hotel pick up vans collect passengers and their luggage. Zermatt...
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Tripack

"See you there this Summer or Winter..."
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sandysmith

"Zermatt and the Majestic Matterhorn"
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HORSCHECK

"Zermatt - Gateway to the mighty Matterhorn"
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Maryimelda

"Zermatt...Guardian of the Matterhorn"
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sue_stone

"Zermatt and the Mighty Matterhorn"
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