On Saturday 5 October 2013, “Gipfelstürmer”, the four-part TV show, enters its second round. This time, presenter Nik Hartmann has invited his guests to Zermatt.
It’s finally here. The hotel rating guide by Karl Wild has now been published. Once again, Zermatt’s hotel landscape is top of the list. Eleven out of the 125 rated hotels in Switzerland are located in Zermatt - a wonderful achievement. On top of that, Zermatt is also home to the best concierge in the whole of Switzerland.
With the Valais hunting season opening in mid-September, local game specialities will soon be back on the menu. There is nothing like a good wander in the green heights around Zermatt, followed by a visit to one of the restaurants in the village or neighbouring mountainside where splendid game dishes are served.
Zermatt Bergbahnen AG’s environmental efforts are bearing fruit: The company has received the 2013 Revegetation Award for its renaturation scheme, which mitigates the environmental impact of piste construction. Not only is Zermatt car-free, even its piste construction is carried out in harmony with nature.
The Hörnlihütte will close its doors on 16 September 2013. Due to conversion work, the mountain hut will stay closed until June 2015. A vista of the anniversary year 2015.
In Zermatt, snow sports fans can get their thrills 365 days a year. Those wishing to be well prepared for this winter should come along to the ski testing centre in Zermatt, try out the latest ski models and get an early start to the season.
Once again, the Zermatt Festival from 30 August to 15 September is all set to enchant visitors with a unique blend of breath-taking scenery, friendly atmosphere and first-rate classical music in unusual surroundings.
Zermatt has two news to offer: Firstly, following a change in management, the Sonnmatten restaurant has once again become a favourite meeting point for locals and visitors alike and, secondly, the 'kitchen around’ tour is now also available in summer.
Zermatt’s local beach stretches along Leisee lake near Sunnegga at an altitude of 2'232 metres. Its water temperature is relatively mild since Leisee is quite shallow for a mountain lake.
Zermatt’s summer pastures would simply not be the same without black-nosed sheep around. Every year at the beginning of September, the finest black-nosed sheep is chosen at the Shepherd Festival in Schweigmatten/Furi above Zermatt. This is the first time the event is to be accompanied by musical entertainment. Date: 7 / 8 September 2013