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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, Zermatt

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Learn about the early climbers who reached the summit of the Matterhorn at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Head underground to this museum, which is set up to resemble a mountain village with 14 houses as well as a church, hotel, huts, and granaries. Learn about the development of the area and the many climbers who frequent it, and see samples of the equipment and gear they use. Watch a film from the 1930s about the competition between Edward Whymper and Jean Antoine Carrel, who each attempted to reach the summit--one from the Swiss side, and one from the Italian side. The museum showcases the broken rope from the first ascent of the mountain in 1865 and one of the two stones that Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier took from the summit and brought with him on the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission in 1993. The museum is centrally located in the village at a walkable distance from other local attractions. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and many more Zermatt attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • If you are going to spend time in Zermatt and skiing, this is a must. Learning the history behind the first ascent of the Matterhorn was fascinating! My only complaint: it can be difficult to... 
    If you are going to spend time in Zermatt and skiing, this is a must. Learning the history behind the first ascent of the Matterhorn was fascinating! My only complaint: it can be difficult to...  more »
  • Great Museum, it's underground so don't be fooled by the outside look! Cute village style history of Zermattt 
    Great Museum, it's underground so don't be fooled by the outside look! Cute village style history of Zermattt  more »
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  • Unexpected underground wonder! Never having visited Zermatt before, I was not aware of the story behind the rise in popularity of this small city. This museum describes the first attempts to conquer the Matterhorn and the history behind the Swiss and Italy rivalry on this quest. Interesting independently if you are or not a climber. Perfect for a rainy day if you don’t have anything else planned.
  • A museum that showcases the life and history of Matterhorn through faithful recreations of the houses and display items related to the history of mountaineering in the Matterhorn and the surrounding peaks. Quite interesting and engaging to learn of the story of the mountain, with tons of information, and definitely one of the better museums in Switzerland. You get free entry with Swiss Travel Pass.

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