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Zermatt. No matter what
 

*For families

Summer


From summer 2011, an attraction entitled Wolli and the Climate Detective will give children and their parents the chance to act as climate detectives along the trail from Rotenboden to Riffelberg. The amusing, exciting audio stories will generate observation, riddles, climbing and creativity.
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Where on earth can you go skiing in the summer? In Zermatt, of course. It ‘s situated so high that even the national ski teams travel to Zermatt to train. You’ll see people lying sunbathing in ther ski clothes, with the upper bodies exposed to the sum, just like on the beach. Cool.
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Hooray: You can travel with the dirt scooter as often as you want, up to the Schwarzsee and then racing back down to the valley. You have to be at least 9 yeasrs old, however!
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Hast Du auch schon immer interessiert den Kabinenbegleitern bei der Arbeit zugeschaut? Wenn sie dann mit einem Knopfdruck die Türe schliessen auf dem einzigen Stuhl in der Kabine - dem Kabinenthron – und dort Platz nehmen. Einmal bist du auch der Chef der Gondel.
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That's glacier water: really quite cold. The sun burns down from the sky. This is what mountain freshness is all about. And you have spent the morning running around and hiking with your parents. Now you're taking a rest by one of the mountain lakes. The adults are preparing something delicious over the open fire. You begin to feel very hungry indeed.
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You will need to have a bit of courage and a head for heights when you visit the climbing trail (via ferrata) above Zermatt. As you will need someone to secure you, you should only attempt to climb the wall with professional assistance, for example, from a mountain guide, whom your parentsbook through the Alpine Centre. This is really something quite exciting.
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That's very impressive: 10,000 years ago, the Gornervispe river forcefully cut its way through the rocks here. The word ″gorge“ comes from the French language, and means „throat“. You can now look deep down into it. Wooden walkways and galleries have been built directly onto the rocks, and allow you to easily walk along the gorge. Those who would rather do it like Tarzan can cross the upper part of the gorge with the help of a mountain guide - but you must be at least 10 years old.
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That is something for the early risers amongst you, but it really is worthwhile. It seems like a miracle as the sun rises and lights up the Matterhorn - something you will never forget. Thousands of people come to Zermatt every year to experience just this. And it doesn't matter how old you are.
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While the marmots (woodchucks, groundhogs) are hibernating, their hearts only beat once every five minutes. They understand how to manage their energy. And that's why they're much more active in the summer. You can learn more about the life of this cute rodent along one of the theme trails. And there is also a marmot observation post at the Sunnegga, close to the Leisee lake, where you can run around to your heart's content.
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