Zermatt and the Matterhorn
Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn.
Nearly a third of all the 4000-metre-peaks in the Alps are grouped around this high-Alpine, grand and genuine mountaineer’s village. Anyone who visits Zermatt will find sun, fresh air, a unique mountain backdrop and a choice of numerous summer and winter activities. Zermatt is a place of natural healing powers beyond comparison. The large diversity of flora and fauna rounds off the impressive mountain experience.
Zermatt offers its guests different view points. Be it Europe’s highest vantage-point platform on the Klein Matterhorn (3883 metres a.s.l.) or the crystal-clear water of the Schwarzsee, or the vista of the Matterhorn from its most picturesque side on the Rothorn paradise or observing marmots in the Sunnegga paradise a visit is well worthwhile in every case. With its sunny viewing platform that can be reached throughout the year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m above sea level, has been the top tourist destination in Switzerland for the last 111 years.
Zermatt also offers its visitors numerous attractions that provide an interesting insight into the region’s culture, traditions and old handicrafts. Become acquainted with a sunken world in the Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum. Or embark on a village tour and find out why the Valais village stands on stakes with stone slabs. Enjoy the musicians at Zermatt Unplugged in the spring, or listen to the soloists and ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the autumn at the Zermatt Festival.
For more information about the destination of Zermatt, please visit www.zermatt.ch.