Reconstruction on the Matterhorn


To commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 2015, the Hörnlihütte on the Matterhorn is undergoing extensive renovations. Construction work commences in the summer of 2013 to reopen it in time for the anniversary. The Hörnlihütte is now open, but with limited space and construction-related emissions. The reconstruction will cost 7 to 8 million francs.

© Hörnlihütte Matterhorn

The renovation and construction of the Hörnlihütte begins this summer; the groundbreaking ceremony took place on 3 June 2013. The Hörnlihutte will continue to operate in a restricted capacity and noise and dust emissions is expected. It is open with limited space for day and overnight guests: the number of beds has been reduced from 170 to 90 and the restaurant can seat 74 instead of 98. There are also no washing facilities.

The Hörnlihutte's opening times from 2013 until 2015 are as follows: in summer 2013, open with limited space and construction-related emissions. In winter 2013-2015, the Winter Room is closed. In summer 2014, closed for day and overnight guests. The fully reconstructed Hörnlihutte is scheduled to reopen in July 2015.

The construction work is being overseen by Kurt Lauber, mountain rescuer and long-time Hörnlihutte caretaker, and others in a professional and location-sensitive manner. It is proceeding according to plan.

Hörnlihütte opening times 2013-2015

Summer 2013

Now open with limited space and construction-related emissions

Winter 2013-2015

The Winter Room is closed

Summer 2014

Closed to day and overnight guests

Summer 2015

Re-open in July

General information:



Kurt Lauber, Hüttenwart Hörnlihütte: Tel: +41 79 220 71 74

Roman Haller, director marketing, Tel: +41 027 966 67 60, +41 79 221 11 93

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