According to the 2014 edition of the GaultMillau restaurant guide, Zermatt excels in the culinary department. This year 21 restaurants have made it into the guide – one more than in 2013. All in all, Zermatt’s village and mountain restaurants were awarded an impressive 293 points.
Zermatt for autumn lovers: Get an SBB holiday pass and sample the fresh autumn air at the foot of the Matterhorn. The offer is valid until 31 October 2013. And until the end of November 2013, people fond of travelling can benefit from reduced-price tickets with the RailAway “Gornergrat in autumn splendour” offer.
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.
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.