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*150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn

Activities in 2015

Great occasions cast their shadows. 2015 will be marked by events, celebrations, conferences, special offers and an open-air play.

“With our 150-year anniversary celebrations, we will be setting a milestone,” according to spa director Daniel Luggen. During the year, we will be holding mega-events as well as larger and smaller events to celebrate the anniversary.
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Performances will be staged in the open-air theatre for the first time, on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn. Spectators will experience what happened during the first ascent. A story of triumph, betrayal and death. The theatrical piece, which has a high level of musical content, will be performed in English and German in the centre of Zermatt for four to six weeks in July and August 2015.
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Reopening of the Hörnli Hut at the start of the Matterhorn ascent. (July 2015)
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Experience the world of mountain guides and alpine farmers and see the original broken rope used by the first ascenders on display.
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Folklore Festival with 1,200 participants from Switzerland (August)
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Swiss Food Festival with specialities from the region itself and the whole of Switzerland (August)
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Guided tours of the village in German, English and French through the old part of Zermatt and the mountaineers cemetery
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