News to the jubilee

The Wishes of Children are Locked Away for 50 Years


As part of the 150 Years First Ascent of the Matterhorn, children expressed their wishes about how the future of Zermatt should look. The wishes were locked into a time capsule and it was lowered into the ground near the Gemeindehaus where it can be seen.


Matterhorn Radiates in the Night


The Matterhorn sparkles in the night. 50 lamps along the Hörnligrat illuminate the route of the first ascenders from 1865. The illumination can be seen from Zermatt three times each night – until the end of September 2015.


Extra trains for the Matterhorn Illumination


The Gornergrat Bahn travels to Riffelberg every Thursday evening. From there, guests can marvel at the illuminated Matterhorn and enjoy a 3-course dinner in Riffelhaus at 2,600 m.


18 July in Zermatt: The Closing Day with Patent Ochsner


Zermatt’s gift for the future – the closing of the jubilee week for 150 Years First Ascent of the Matterhorn. Headliner on stage at this major festival on 18 July 2015: Patent Ochsner.


Celebrate the Matterhorn at Eye Level


The celebrations marking the jubilee for 150 years of the first ascent of the Matterhorn take place around Zermatt. On Gornergrat, each guest looks the congratulator in the eye. In this special case, on the Hörnligrat.


Looking for the Base Camp Matterhorn


For the time being, the Swatch Store in the centre of Zermatt is a viewing platform for curious visitors: Through a telescope, they can look for the Base Camp Matterhorn, which will be open until mid-September. And the watch Swatch Matterhorn is available exclusively in Zermatt.


Once in a lifetime: Peak Week Matterhorn


Some events are once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Involving the ascent of the Matterhorn, the most famous mountain of the Alps, the Peak Week Package could be just such an adventure. But there is more …


Base Camp Matterhorn open until 15 september 2014


Until the 15th September 2014, Alpinists can stay the night at the Base Camp Matterhorn on Hirli (2,880 m) at the foot of the Matterhorn. The camp consists of 25 tent-shaped shelters accommodating 2 persons each.


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