Travel Guide

General Information About Zermatt

"The location of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of an enormous hiking and ski region makes it one of the world's most attractive vacation villages. The ski region encompasses 63 mountain railways and 360 kilometers of pistes. The region called ""Matterhorn glacier paradise"" is Europe's largest and highest lying summer skiing region. Numerous national ski teams train here in the summer.

The region is legendary amongst mountaineers: the Haute Route, a challenging international route that takes several days to complete, leads from Mont Blanc to Zermatt. Over 400 kilometers of hiking trails lead through and out of the Matter Valley, including the mule traders' trails, which date back to the 13th century (a part of these paths is paved). 

    •  Gornergrat – a cog railway wends its way up the mountain to an altitude of 3089 metres; a magnificent panorama.
    •  Matterhorn Museum – houses the items of equipment used during the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 which ended tragically.
    •   Matterhorn glacier paradise – the highest place in Europe (3883 m) able to be reached by a cableway, with a viewing platform and the highest glacier palace in the world.
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"Over 20 gigantic 4000 and more meter-high peaks surround the rocky ridge between the Findelen and Gornergletscher, at 1500 meters above Zermatt. Since over a century a cog railway has made its way here – and still does today, every 24 minutes.
 Altitude: 3089m 
Accessibility: Train from Brig/Visp to Zermatt, with the cog railway to the Gorner ridge 
View: Over Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze) to the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche and Weisshorn, as well as Mattertal valley and Bernese Alps 
Attractions: Views over the Monte Rosa glaciers, Matterhorn reflections in the Riffelsee lake, trips with the Gornergrat cog railway to 3089 meter altitude 
Culinary aspects: Refined restaurant with views over Monte Rosa, cheese and Rosti specialities, self-service restaurant 
Overnight stays: 22 rooms, each named after a giant (4000 m) peak, with room numbers corresponding to the respective mountain heights. 
Groups: Restaurant 100, self-service 150, terrace 80 places, Shopping Mall 
Winter: In the Zermatt winter sports region, toboggan run Rotenboden – Riffelberg, with Gornergrat railway travelling year round
Summer: hiking trails, bike routes
Special comments: Climate trail (Audioguide) Zermatt – Rotenboden – Monte Rosa SAC Hut"

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