Watch, listen, get close to the artistic action: a rehearsal is sometimes more thrilling than the actual concert. Guests are welcome when members of the Berlin Philharmonic teach students at the Zermatt Festival Academy.
The winner of the Matterhorn Photo Competition on Facebook has been chosen: Jacqueline Karakoc from Switzerland received the most votes for her Matterhorn photo. 185 people from all over the world submitted Matterhorn photos that could be voted for on Facebook.
The Weisshorn (4506m) is regarded by alpinists as one of the most beautiful and challenging mountains in the Alps. To celebrate the anniversary of the first ascent, exactly 150 years to the day, on Friday 19 August 2011, mountain guides and climbers from Randa and Zermatt as well as a journalist reached the summit.
Zermatt hoteliers can be proud of themselves. In the latest hotel rating of the business magazine Bilanz at the end of July 2011, Zermatt once again achieved very good ratings. This time, two hotels have been classified as the best Swiss Hotels in their respective categories: the Riffelalp Resort and the Hotel Coeur des Alpes.
With its three ridges and its pyramid-like shape, the Weisshorn (4,506 m a.s.l.) fascinates people from far and wide. The 19th August is the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Weisshorn by the Briton John Tyndall. Many mountain guides and alpinists are making their way to the mountain for this anniversary.
This is something for real gourmets. From the start of August 2011, there will be mini-Matterhorns (Matterhörnli) to eat, in the form of filled pasta. They will be served as an exclusive dish in a lot of restaurants in Zermatt.