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Zermatt

4.5
Scenic Drive · Mountains · Observation Decks

Popular things to do in Zermatt

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Mountain
The Matterhorn
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Observation Deck
Sunnegga
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps. Matterhorn was one of the last Alpine peaks to be conquered and it gained international attention following the attempt by British mountaineer Edward Whymper to scale its 4,478 m (14,692 ft) height. At the foot of Switzerland's tallest mountain range, Zermatt's economy revolves around tourism; its population surges during the summer and winter seasons and slows in the off-season. Skiers and snowboarders flock here for challenging terrain in winter, while mountain bikers and road cyclists take advantage of the location in summer. Hikers also love Zermatt because it provides connection into Italy and France. The dense town center is mostly pedestrian, with some battery-powered vehicles and horse-drawn carriages. Plan your holiday in Zermatt and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Switzerland trip planner.

Side trips from Zermatt

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Castle
Chateau de Chillon Veytaux
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Aletsch Glacier Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Children’s Museum
Chaplin's World Corsier-sur-Vevey
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa
Les Bains de Lavey Lavey-les-Bains
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Zermatt

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Ski Area
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
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Fun & Games
Clay Shoot Zermatt
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fly Fish Zermatt
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Murmelweg Wanderung
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Zermatt

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Mountain
Castor Mountain
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mountain
Breithorn
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Mountain
Oberrothorn
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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Water Body
Riffelsee
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Zermatt

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Cemetery
Mountaineers' Cemetery
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie"
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta"
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee"
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Winter Sports in Zermatt

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Ski Area
Trockener Steg
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ski Area
Zermatt Bergbahnen AG
3.7
Duration: 8 hours

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