Glacier Express: pure pleasure for eyes and palate

The Glacier Express – the cult train for railway fans – travels from the Matterhorn to Piz Palü and St. Moritz. Admittedly there are quicker ways to reach the Upper Engadin, but none more beautiful. Alpine landscapes seem to glide past the train’s panoramic windows on this pleasure trip. You can also enjoy fine food and drink. Head waiter Thayan Sellathurai, is one of the many staff looking after the wellbeing of passengers.

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Zermatt: Let it snow!

Zermatt is playing its trump card – the Snowmaker – so that skiers and snowboarders can take to good pistes in the early days of winter as well. The snow machine produces snow regardless of temperature, even above freezing point. And so a good snow base can be laid in early autumn to ensure perfect pistes in winter.

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Zermatt Museum: The past as an experience

The Zermatt Zermatlantis Museum has become an important pillar of Zermatt’s alpine history and culture, with as many as 1,000 visitors flocking to the underground world of the museum on some days.

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“Our guests want to participate in our community”

The Church of St. Mauritius in Zermatt is obviously very popular. The church pews are always well occupied during Sunday Mass, and, on high holy days such as Christmas and Easter, both locals and guests crowd into the wooden pews. There are a number of reasons for this – among others because Zermatt has a great religious tradition.

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Zermatt water: a wonderful story

Zermatt has over 50 lakes and almost 100 springs. In other words: Zermatt is a water paradise. In summer, lakes, rivers and streams wait to be discovered. And in the village, water from the fountains can be sampled. Because Zermatt water is top quality.

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Zermatt’s snowmakers - Let it snow!

Zermatt is all about snow sports, 365 days a year. As of the autumn and throughout the winter, up to three quarters of the ski runs and pistes can be provided with snow or lie ahead of glacier’s ground. It is a field in which Zermatt has established a pioneering body of knowledge. Raoul Biner is one of Zermatt’s two “snowmakers”. He is a professional and veteran expert on all matters relating to snow and Zermatt. In autumn, his work is crucial to the winter season.

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Zermatt and Italy: a glimpse of cuisine on the "other" side

Zermatt is not just synonymous with the ultimate in winter sports. It is also well-known for its superlative cuisine in two countries, on the slopes on this side and the other side of the Matterhorn. A trip into the wealth of Italian meat and gourmet dreams in Val d'Aosta.

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Gädini – witnesses to a forgotten world

In the former pre-Alps, in the village of Zermatt and especially in the Hinter Dorf area, there are old farm buildings built of logs that visitors can’t help but notice. Having largely been forgotten since the 1960s and only rarely used, their cultural value has now been recognised and some of these barns, storehouses and Gädini* are being put to tourist-related use. We’ll be looking at two examples.

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Zermatt ski instructors: They have a feeling for guests and skis

Zermatt ski instructors are the best, as Peter Kronig has demonstrated for decades. He has experienced the progress of the materials and skiing techniques firsthand. He has also been looking after loyal customers for decades. He knows the best places in the world to ski, but nowadays he prefers to hit the slopes when the conditions are perfect.

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Game watching in Zermatt: a unique experience

The wildlife area of Zermatt/Täsch/Randa is among the largest in Switzerland. It is home to ibex, chamois, stag, roe deer, marmot and many other animals that visitors to Zermatt normally don’t get to see in their home country. And what’s special about the Zermatt wildlife area is that you can observe the animals in both summer and winter without great expense.

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Zermatt Flora: A flower paradise waiting to be discovered

Botanists all agree: Zermatt’s flora is an eldorado for lovers of flowers. Here you can find flowers and grasses that are unique in the world. And the best news for visitors to Zermatt: it’s easy to discover these flowers – thanks to the mountain railways and the 400 km of hiking trails.

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Alpine competence: Zermatt, an Eldorado for mountain climbers

Mountaineers love Zermatt. High Alpine tours, ski tours or climbing: all these activities lure and challenge them – letting them forget their everyday worries and enjoy limitless experiences. But why are the Zermatt Alps the Swiss Eldorado for mountain lovers? And why is the competence of the Zermatt mountain guides legendary?

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Blackneck goats: Summer favourites in black and white

Goats hold a magical attraction for humans. This is particularly true for the blackneck goats which take their morning and evening stroll along Zermatt’s Bahnhofstrasse every summer. These goats are the most photographed goats in the world. But who are they, these quaint-looking animals?

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First Ladies: The first women to climb the Matterhorn

As with the first man, the ascent of the Matterhorn by the first woman was considered to be a milestone in Alpine history. At the time, the two most likely contenders were Meta Brevoort from the USA and Lucy Walker from the UK. The two women Alpinists met in Zermatt in the summer of 1871, just after young Lucy had won the race to the peak.

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Zermatt ski paradise: hotels and chalets alongside the pistes

Ski-in – ski-out, magical words for ski afficionados who love their snowy adventure to begin the second they leave the door. Those looking for the piste right on their doorstep need look no further than Zermatt which has a range of hotels offering ski-in ski-out.

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