The Riffelhorn is quite simply a climber’s paradise – good rock, fantastic views and easily accessible. Now a new route named the “Bartgeier” (with its variant the “Querdenker”), has been opened in time for the 2012 summer season.
Seventh heaven for dogs and their owners: hiking in an untouched natural world with views of the Matterhorn. Now those interested can hike with their dogs and also discover how a rescue dog learns its job through play.
“Kitchen around” is the name of the package that can now also be booked in the summer in Zermatt. Connoisseurs can experience the hospitality of three restaurants in their kitchens, and enjoy fine local specialities.
For the eleventh time, the SonntagsZeitung (a Swiss Sunday newspaper) has rated Swiss hotels based on the quality, investment, hospitality, price/performance ratio and innovation of the hotelier. As many as eleven Zermatt hotels have been classified under the best hotels in Switzerland.
In the winter of 1965, Walter Bonatti (22.06.1930 - 13.09.2011) single-handedly climbed the North Face of the Matterhorn. The Matterhorn Museum Zermatlantis will be presenting a small exhibition about this special achievement from the 22nd June 2012 onwards.
Pure adrenaline and fun. That’s the experience you will have in the Zermatt Forest Fun Park. A new attraction is the almost 200-metre long Tyrolienne that runs from one tree to another at a height of 30 metres above the ground.
A nice bench with a view of the mountain panorama is part and parcel of relaxation and enjoyment. In Zermatt, interested parties can create their very own benches. This costs around CHF 2,222.-, including a plate with names and a text that you can select yourself.
Calling all kids: Wolli now has a colouring book with 12 pages of pictures to colour in as brightly and imaginatively as you choose. The book is in A5 format and will be available from Zermatt Tourism from the end of May 2012.
A complete success: That was the fifth edition of Zermatt Unplugged (17.-21.4.2012). 17,000 visitors experienced outstanding concerts, danced until the early hours of the morning and were often not sure whether to believe their eyes or not: nowhere else can you get so close to the stars, and nowhere else can they act as casually and relaxed as in a small village in the Valais mountains, in Zermatt.