Historical sites


9 Attractions

Beresina-Haus

An inconspicuous barn stands high above the village of Zermatt, visible to all. It was built in 1811 as a result of developments on the world stage.

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Hamlet of Blatten

Blatten was once a “Maiensäss”, a high settlement to which farmers moved for the summer, with lush pastures. Today, this hamlet located at 1,740 m, with its old wooden houses, fine restaurants and pretty chapel, is a popular excursion destination.

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Hamlet of Findeln

freely accessible / always open

The hamlet of Findelen was once a “Maiensäss”, where many Zermatt families lived and worked during the summer months, growing grain and grazing cattle. Today, Findeln attracts numerous visitors in both summer and winter for its superb mountain cuisine.

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Hamlet of Furi

The hamlet of Furi (1,867 m) was once a “Maiensäss”, a high settlement where farming families lived for the summer. Today, Furi promises a whole world of family attractions, from the glacier garden to fun playgrounds.

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Old part of the village

freely accessible / always open

Zermatt is proud of its Old Village, home to more than 30 buildings constructed in the traditional style of the barns and stores of the upper Valais. Many sit on flat stone slabs balanced on stilts to keep out mice. Wonderful for photographers!

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Prehistoric stones at Zermatt

Zermatt has ten prehistoric stones adorned with cup marks. Some of the rocks are easily spotted along the Herbrigg–Zmutt path by Hubelwäng.

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Randa wooden cross

freely accessible / always open

Glorious views and the perfect spot for a picnic await hikers at the end of the climb: the walk up to the wooden cross above Randa is well worth the effort.

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Riffelalp mountain station

Riffelalp (2,211 m) is the starting point for a variety of easy walks. In winter, skiers meet here for a drink, to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Matterhorn.

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Riffelberg mountain station

Riffelberg – a charming blend of history and spectacular scenery. Up on the Riffelberg (2,582 m), visitors enjoy a grandstand view of the alpine world, complete with the Matterhorn and many other 4,000-metre peaks. It was here that Zermatt’s first mountain hotel opened.

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