Memorial sites & fountains

Zermatt remembers its mountain climbers and guides with monuments and memorial sites as well as the Mountain Climber Cemetery. The three fountains with the marmots, ibex and the famous Zermatt climber Ulrich Inderbinen are popular subjects for photographs.



Mountain guides’ memorial

freely accessible / always open

This monument honours the Zermatt mountain guides who lost their lives as they practised their profession.

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Mountaineers’ cemetery

freely accessible / always open

The mountaineers’ cemetery is a moving reminder of the accidents that have occurred in the mountains around Zermatt. The tranquil site is a memorial to all climbers who have lost their lives here.

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Mountaineers’ memorial

freely accessible / always open

This memorial pays tribute to the climbers, snow sports enthusiasts and hikers who have lost their lives in accidents in the mountains. Commemorative plaques carry individuals’ names and details.

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Inderbinen fountain

freely accessible / always open

The Inderbinen fountain was erected to celebrate the 100th birthday of the mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen. The water is deliciously refreshing; the wooden bench alongside invites visitors to reflect on the life and achievements of this legendary Zermatt resident.

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Marmot fountain

freely accessible / always open

The fountain with its bronze marmots is a much-loved landmark at the heart of the resort, equally popular with locals and visitors.

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Ibex fountain

freely accessible / always open

The Ibex fountain shows a magnificent ibex in bronze.

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