Zermatt, Switzerland

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The village of Zermatt lies at the foot of the highest and mightiest mountains of the Alpine range, the Matterhorn. This is a place where nature wonders are combined with human ingenuity to make Alpine your own playground. Here you can walk on a glacier in the middle of summer! The valley offers you stunning views for instagram photos, relaxing spas to take away the tiredness of the whole year, lavish restaurants and enough skiing and water activities to last you for the whole holiday season.

Zermatt, Switzerland is the most famous ski resort in the whole of Europe. It enjoys this position with the tourists because it allows you to ski from Italy to Switzerland. Once you decide Zermatt as your winter holiday destination, there is a lot to do. The beautiful village with timber buildings has a lot to offer!

Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland:

Visit the Matterhorn and Klein Matterhorn

The jagged pyramid shaped peak is a famous landmark and a breathtaking site. Not everyone can conquer the Matterhorn but if you still want to try than better take a tramway to the top of the Little Matterhorn (Klein Matterhorn). It is the most popular summer ski point in Zermatt due to the temperature which stay permanently below zero. They provide you with the best background for your photographs.

Ride the Gornergrat

The Gornegrat Bahn railway is Europe’s highest open air railway track. The track passes along 29 peaks, through ravines and pine forests offering you a view out of this world.

Go Skiing

Zermatt offers you 54 funiculars, Cable cars, lifts and 360 kilometers of pistes right in the shadow of the Matterhorn. You cannot find a better skiing point in Europe. The glaciers and snow blanketed slopes are even present in summer and host many ski events in the winter holiday season.

The Theodul Glacier region remains accessible for skiing throughout the year. Zermatt Ski season is very long in the Matterhorn glacier paradise.

Take the Rothorn Funicular

It offers you a view of all the highest peaks of the Valais Aps. The station for mountain activities and the restaurant on the summit makes the tour even better.

Stroll through the Car Free Lanes of the Zermatt Village:

The old village of Zermatt is like an open air museum filled with 16th century timber houses and traditional vistas.

Do not forget to visit the Matterhorn Museum, Village of Findeln, Sunnegga, Gorner Gorge and Mountaineer’s Cemetry.

Without a doubt Zermatt is the most popular holiday destination for Skiing related activities. The Ski Season in Zermatt is long and exciting. The magical mountain land hosts many skiing events and festivals.

Timetable for Ski Season Zermatt 2018

Event

Date

Venue

Zermatt Music Festival & Academy

Fri 14 September 2018 - Sun 15 September 2019

Diverse Konzertplätze im Dorf & auf Riffelberg

Traillove - Alpine Mountain Bike Festival

Fri 14 - Tue 18 September 2018

Zermatt

Perskindol Swiss Epic Zermatt

Fri 14 - Sat 15 September 2018

Start & Festplatz: Obere Matten

Kitchen Around - the backstage dining tour

Fri 14 September 2018 | 6.30 pm

Diverse Restaurants im Dorf

Guided hiking tour to the longest Suspension Bridge of the World

Sat 15 September - Sat 20 October 2018

Start: Bahnhofplatz Zermatt

Official Opening Ceremony Sunnegga-Trail

Sun 16 September 2018

Obere Matten & Sunnegga

Guided Village Tour Zermatt (English)

Tue 18 September 2018

Bahnhofplatz 5

Zermatt Fashion

Thu 13 - Sun 16 December 2018

Zermatt

Horu Trophy Zermatt, curling tournament

Thu 17 - Sun 20 January 2019

Obere Matten

 

Getting To Zermatt Switzerland

You can get to Zermatt using any of these airports and then taking a shuttle, train or helicopter from there.

  • Zurich Airport
  • Geneva Airport
  • Sion Airport
  • Milan Malpensa Airport 
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