Nestled in this alpine valley amid 36 famous peaks, Zermatt is a fantasy come true, where snow, ice and rock create breathtaking vistas. Within the sheltering grace of the Matterhorn discover magnificent mountains and glaciers a few feet from your door. Drink in the peace as you relax in this car-free village.

 Things to do and see:

  • Hike the nearly 250 miles of well marked paths and trails to see alpine landscapes.
  • Summer skiing on the Klein Matterhorn.
  • Dine in one of the many restaurants cooking up delicacies to tempt the palate.
  • Take a cable car tour or glacier excursion to fully enjoy the mountainous landscapes. 

Visiting surrounding areas:

Zermatt, in southern Switzerland, is only a few hours from the Geneva and Zurich airports. Tourists shuttle from Taesch to Zermatt. Rail and cable excursions are available to points like Rothorn, Gornergrat and Klein Matterhorn, home to summer skiing.

Suggested  Excursions:

  • Excursion to Gornergrat: Ride the highest mountain railway in Europe over open country, to the Gornergrat, a rocky ridge above the Gorner Glacier. The sight here is one of the Alps' best, with views of the Matterhorn, Breithorn, Monte Rosa and the Dom, the highest Swiss mountain.
  • Cableway to Klein Matterhorn: A spectacular trip on the highest aerial cableway in Europe to the north face of the Klein Matterhorn (12,537 ft) with a return via Schwarzsee. New to the area is the Klein Matterhorn snow and glacial world featuring the highest glacier grotto (12,606 ft), snowcat rides and a viewing platform.