… or Gorner Gorge is the name of the unique wonder of Nature in the immediate vicinity of the Blatten hamlet. It was eroded by the Gornervispe river after the last Ice Age, and was first opened up in the years 1886/87.
The Gletschergarten Dossen (glacier garden) – a witness of the last Ice Age - is located above Furi (1,953 m. above sea level), about 30 minutes from the hamlet. The retreat of the Gornergletscher glacier, the second largest glacier in the Alps, has left potholes exposed here.
Would you have believed it? 20 cows belonging to 5 farmers from Zermatt produce 300 litres of milk every day. Get to know Zermatt from its original side, by visiting the Alpsennerei (Alpine dairy) on the Stafel in the summer, or the Horu cheese makers in the village during the winter season.
Eye-to eye with mountaineers, and 4,000-metre peaks from a bird's eye view: a helicopter sightseeing flight with Air Zermatt is an unforgettable experience. Every year, more than 8,000 passengers fly with our pilots, whose pioneering achievements in mountain rescue in our extreme landscape have made them famous beyond the borders of Switzerland.
Enjoy the idyllic ambience at the various lakes around Zermatt and marvel at the reflection of the mighty Matterhorn. The lakes are also excursion destinations for people of all ages, with plenty of space to relax, revitalize, sunbathe, cool off, play games and barbecue.