The Dossen Glacier Garden in Zermatt has an attraction more since June 2011. Thanks to the newly constructed hanging bridge spanning the Gornera Gorge, the walk to the Glacier Garden from the Furi aerial cableway station will now take less than 30 minutes.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s touring exhibition on the new Monte Rosa Hut is stopping off in Zermatt. From 16 June to 14 August 2011, detailed information on this complex timber building will be on display at various locations in Zermatt, including on the Gornergrat.
Facebook is the top platform for that happy holiday feeling. With spectacular images and news snippets, the “Zermatt Matterhorn” page reminds holiday-hungry people all over the world about the Matterhorn. Over 4000 fans take a regular look.
This is already the 10th time that the SonntagsZeitung newspaper has assessed Swiss hotels on their quality, investment activity, hospitality, value for money and the innovative spirit of the hotelier. No fewer than 6 Zermatt hotels were classified among the best 30 holiday hotels in Switzerland.
The summit at the Klein Matterhorn, the Matterhorn glacier paradise, has many new attractions in store for guests. An ice slide in the enlarged Glacier Palace. And a new window affording fabulous views towards the Breithorn.
The Gornergrat Bahn has a new attraction lined up for families from summer 2011: the “Wolli and the Climate Detective” audio story. This gives children aged from around 5 to 12 an entertaining insight into the topic of the climate.
The story of the two Zermatt mountain rescuers, Daniel Aufdenblatten and Richi Lehner, continues. In the USA in March 2011, they received the Heroism Award for their mountain rescue of two alpinists on Annapurna. In the meantime, they have given countless interviews and been omnipresent in the Swiss media. And they are still much in demand as interview partners.
From this summer on, guests can join in at least one activity every day: hiking for connoisseurs, day excursions or Alpine experiences. In addition, events will make summer experiences more attractive for everyone.
The mountain rescuers of Air Zermatt come to the help of accident victims and rescue people in distress. For some time now, the pilots of Air Zermatt have been working together with mountain rescuers in the Himalayas. The TV programme “DOK: To be continued” follows up the stories of the rescuers and the rescued. The mountain rescuers Daniel Aufdenblatten and Richi Lehner, who have been presented with the Heroism Award, can also be seen in “Aeschbacher”.
29 top chefs and producers present their best recipes in “Zermatt for Gourmets”. This book was awarded the Silver Laurel 2010 of the Historia Gastronomica Helvetica at the end of April 2011, and is the very best reference for the printer Weber Thun and the pleasure destination Zermatt.