Glacier worlds


Glacier palace

Who can claim to have explored the inside of a glacier, 15 metres under the surface? Here it’s possible!

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Dossen glacier garden

freely accessible / always open

The Dossen glacier garden invites visitors on a journey of discovery through the world of vanished glaciers and the traces they have left on the landscape.

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Gletschergartenweg

Theme trail | hard

The Gorner Glacier sculpted this landscape over many millennia. Today, hikers marvel at the polished rocks and boulders, the ice of the glacier that still remains in the valley floor, and the larch trees that are inexorably reconquering the landscape.

 6.18 km  1,50 h  123 m  838 m
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Glacier trek to the Monte Rosa hut

Mountain tour | hard

The glacier trek to the Monte Rosa hut is a very special experience, but not suitable for all. Zermatt Tourism and the Alpin Center Zermatt recommend that this tour be undertaken only in the company of a mountain guide with local knowledge.

 7.35 km  4,0 h  527 m  464 m
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Gorner gorge

The Gorner gorge is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature.

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Matterhorn glacier paradise

The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year.

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Matterhorn Glacier Trail

Theme trail | medium

This route offers a fascinating glimpse of a world between rock and ice. Walkers approach the glacier on a safe path, close enough to see the meltwater running out: a memorable moment on a special hiking adventure.

 6.49 km  2,0 h  188 m  534 m
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