Churches & chapels

There are many sacred buildings to wonder at in and around Zermatt: large churches and small chapels made of cement, stone or wood. They invited you to visit and attend mass.

 Church services summer 2015  (pdf - 144.56 kB)


272 Attractions

"Schweizer Familie" barbecue area at Täsch

freely accessible / always open

The idyllic and shady Schali barbecue area near Täsch is the perfect spot for hot summer days.

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Air Zermatt

The helicopter company Air Zermatt provides transport and rescue services for the Zermatt-Matterhorn destination. It also offers all kinds of adventures for visitors – such as sightseeing flights around the Matterhorn.

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Allalinhorn

The Allalinhorn is one of the easiest 4,000-metre peaks in the Alps to climb, and also one of the most popular. From the summit, climbers see almost the entire sweep of the Western Alps.

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Alphubel

The Alphubel is one of the easier 4,000-metre peaks to climb. However, it requires good levels of fitness and stamina.

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Alpin Center Zermatt

The Zermatt Alpin Center is Zermatt’s centre of expertise for mountain activities. It provides mountain guides for visitors who wish to explore Zermatt’s mountains – both in summer and winter.

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Alpine Hideaway Spa in the Hotel Mirabeau

Alpine Hideaway Spa for adults and teenagers over 14 years of age. The private spa is also suitable for children.

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Alpini Sport

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For winter sports, such as cross-country skiing.

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Alpsennerei Stafel

The Alpsennerei Stafel (Stafel alpine cheese dairy) lies at an altitude of about 2,200 m in the Zmutt valley between Furi and Schwarzsee. The milk is made into cheese right here.

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Arben waterfall

At the Arben waterfall, the Arbenbach river plunges to the depths from a rocky crag on the lateral moraine of the former Zmutt Glacier – a dramatic sight.

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Aufdenblatten Physiotherapy & Fitness

A spacious gym extending over 130 sq. m complete with all major training machines offers you every possibility to improve your fitness.

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Azzurra Sport

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For winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, sledging, snowshoe. And prams and sports clothing.

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Backstage Hotel Vernissage spa

Open to non-residents: on reservation
Price: winter CHF 120 / summer CHF 90

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Balmenhorn

The Balmenhorn is located on the Italian side of the Monte Rosa massif. A statue of peace made of scrap from the Second World War stands on the summit.

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Barbecue area at Attermenzen

freely accessible / always open

This family barbecue area lies close to the Attermenzen campsite near Randa, not far from the car park. The forest offers welcome shade, and the nearby Wildibach river provides a soothing soundtrack.

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Barbecue area at Dossen glacier garden

freely accessible / always open

This barbecue area in the larch forest offers a delightful place to relax, and is ideal for families.

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Barbecue area at Schalisee lake

freely accessible / always open

The barbecue area at the Schalisee lake near Täsch is an idyllic spot, ideal for families.

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Barbecue area at Schweigmatten

freely accessible / always open

This barbecue site located among the many attractions around Furi is ideal for families.

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Bayard Sport + Fashion

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For winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding.

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Bayard Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz - swissrent a sport

Rent your skis and snowboard in the centre of Zermatt, at the station and the Gornergrat railway. Our customers can make use of our cutting-edge ski lockers to guarantee dry boots and secure equipment storage.

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Bayard Zermatt, Talstation Sunnegga - swissrent a sport

Rent your skis and snowboard in Zermatt at the Sunnegga valley station. Our customers can make use of our cutting-edge ski lockers to guarantee dry boots and secure equipment storage.

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Beach volleyball

A game of beach volleyball in view of the Matterhorn: a unique experience, and a particular pleasure in the light and dry alpine air.

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Beresina-Haus

An inconspicuous barn stands high above the village of Zermatt, visible to all. It was built in 1811 as a result of developments on the world stage.

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Bishorn

The Bishorn is one of the Alps’ easier 4,000-metre summits to climb, when tackled from the Cabane de Tracuit via the west flank.

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Blatten chapel, “Maria Rosenkranzkönigin”

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Blatten chapel stands on a small rise, on the “Blatten" – a rock ledge in the eponymous hamlet below Furi, at an altitude of 1,740 m. This chapel is one of the best known in Zermatt, and is clearly visible from the gondolas of the Matterhorn Express.

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Blauherd mountain station

Blauherd (2,571 m) is one of the great vantage points in the Zermatt mountains. Here, visitors have a superb view of many peaks including, of course, the Matterhorn. A magnificent place for relaxing and admiring the alpine world.

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Breithorn

The Breithorn, near Zermatt, is a heavily glaciated mountain crest with several peaks. Many budding mountaineers choose this for their first 4,000-metre summit.

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Bronze Alphorn

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A huge alphorn made of bronze stands on the stairs of the Gemeindehaus in Zermatt. It is pointed directly at the Matterhorn, which can be seen in the background, and has surprising artistic elements.

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Bus stop Luchre

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Timetable E-Bus Zermatt

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Bus stop Spiss

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Timetable E-Bus Zermatt

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Bus stop Vispa

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Timetable E-Bus Zermatt

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Bus stop Wichje

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Timetable E-Bus Zermatt

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Castor

Castor and Pollux, the twin 4,000-metre summits, lie in the chain of peaks linking the Breithorn and the Monte Rosa massif. Castor’s summit is on Italian territory.

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Chapel “in der Wildi”

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The striking white chapel “in der Wildi” stands on the road running through the village of Randa. The small sanctuary is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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Children's Paradise

With over 300 m2 of indoor children’s play area, we can turn an ordinary day into a special day at the Kinderparadies.

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Cinema

The Vernissage is a cinema, concert venue and club, all in one. This is where the idea for the Zermatt Unplugged music festival was born.

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CrossFit Zermatt

Welcome to CrossFit Zermatt and Box Valhall, located at the foot of the Matterhorn. The gym, which opened in 2013, is the first official CrossFit venue not just in the canton of Valais but also in the entire Swiss Alps. With a training area of more than 300 sq. m, on two floors, Box Valhall is Zermatt’s largest gym.

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Dent Blanche

The Dent Blanche has an almost regular pyramid shape with four ridges. A metal cross marked with the year 1966 stands on the summit.

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Dent d'Hérens

The Dent d’Hérens is not directly visible from Zermatt. One way to see this peak is to walk the beautiful trail from Zermatt to the Schönbiel hut.

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Dirruhorn (Dürrenhorn)

The Dirruhorn (Dürrenhorn) is the last summit of the Nadelgrat ridge. It is located in the same massif as the Mischabel group of mountains, which is home to Switzerland’s highest peaks (Dom, Täschhorn).

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Dom

The Dom is the highest mountain located entirely on Swiss territory. The majestic peak is part of the Mischabel group.

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Dorsaz Sport - Intersport, Talstation Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Rent directly at the lift station. No need to lug heavy equipment. Use our free ski depot with boot heaters. It’s so convenient!

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Dossen glacier garden

freely accessible / always open

The Dossen glacier garden invites visitors on a journey of discovery through the world of vanished glaciers and the traces they have left on the landscape.

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Dufourspitze

The Dufourspitze is the highest peak in the Swiss Alps. The summit lies in the Monte Rosa massif, which has about ten 4,000-metre summits, depending on how they are counted. The highest is the Dufourspitze.

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Dunantspitze

The Dunantspitze (4,632 m) lies beside the Dufourspitze. The peak forms part of the Monte Rosa massif, which has about ten summits of more than 4,000 m, depending on counting method. The Dunantspitze (right, black rocky crest beside the summit of the Dufourspitze) in the Monte Rosa massif is Switzerland’s second-highest peak.

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Electronic Clay Pigeon Shooting

Teams and/or individuals compete by using a real shotgun that has been deactivated and adapted to shoot infrared rays at reusable clays. The clays are fitted with receptors and fired from high-quality traps.

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English Church

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The English Church is an important part of Zermatt’s history and traditions. It is closely linked to the British visitors who were among the first to want to see and experience the Matterhorn.

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Evangelical Reformed Church

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The municipality of Zermatt may have no Evangelical Reformed Church, but it does have an Evangelical Reformed Church community. Services take place in the Theosaal hall of the Catholic parish centre.

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FLEXRENT Snow Sports Rental

We offer:

  • excellent equipment
  • fast, friendly and hassle free service
  • 2 free overnight equipment storage with boot heaters - at Sunnegga & Matterhorn lift stations
  • competitive prices
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Family barbecue area at Eien

freely accessible / always open

This family barbecue area is located in the forest in Eien, also known as Eye. Not far away is the vast cone of rock debris left by the Randa landslide.

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Felikhorn

The Felikjoch, beside the Felikhorn, is the highest crossing in the Alps. The Felikhorn itself is an inconspicuous peak located just across the border in Italy.

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Findelbach mountain station

The stop of Findelbach (1,774 m) on the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway is handy for many hikers: in particular, for those setting off up the mountain from Winkelmatten, and for anyone walking down who prefers to ride the last stretch into the resort centre.

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Findeln chapel, “Jakobus der Ältere”

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The chapel at Findeln is dedicated to St James, patron saint of pilgrims, and belongs to Zermatt’s older sanctuaries. The winged altarpiece is a piece of cultural heritage unmatched in the Upper Valais.

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Fitness Hotel Alex

Scheduled classes available for Yoga and Aerobics. Personal Gym Training and Private Yoga instructions available on request.

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Fitness Mont Cervin Palace

Fitness room: Strength and cardio with modern equipment. Work out with a personal trainer on request.

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Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a hugely popular sport worldwide and Switzerland shares this mutual passion, however Alpine fishing has always been a relatively inaccessible activity. That is until now...

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Forest Fun Park

The Forest Fun Park promises a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Various circuits lead through the treetops, via bridges, ropes and zip wires.

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Furi mountain station

Furi (1,867 m) promises a whole world of adventures for families. In summer, attractions include the suspension footbridge, glacier garden, barbecue areas and restaurants. In winter, skiers gather here, check out the piste-side restaurants and pick out a favourite where they’d like to finish the day.

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Furi prayer house, “Schmerzhafte Muttergottes”

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This small prayer house stands in the hamlet of Furi, beside a small group of old buildings and surrounded by alpine pastures. In former times, mule drivers would stop here before they ventured south over the Theodul Pass.

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Fuxstein chapel

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A visit to this unusual sanctuary is a special experience. The chapel is hollowed out of a boulder that stands on the valley floor.

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Geissengädi at Zen Stecken

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With their twisted horns and long, black-and-white coats, the Valais Blackneck goats are the stars of Zermatt’s summer. A herd of about 50 animals walks in procession through the village every day for six weeks in summer. And of course, the goats have their hotel, too.

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Glacier Sport ski and hike - Intersport

Rent your wintersport equipment quick and easy and get up to 10% Online discount

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Glacier palace

Who can claim to have explored the inside of a glacier, 15 metres under the surface? Here it’s possible!

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Gorner gorge

The Gorner gorge is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature.

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Gornergrat

The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable.

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Gornergrat Bahn building

At the modern ticket hall of the Gornergrat Bahn, nothing suggests that history was written here: this was one of the great pioneering cog railways.

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Gornergrat chapel, “Bernhard von Aosta”

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The “Bernhard von Aosta” chapel on the Gornergrat is one of Zermatt’s most visited places of worship. Visitors from all over the world stop to light a candle and enjoy the soothing tranquillity of this mountain sanctuary.

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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been a landmark at the heart of Zermatt since 1879. The citizens of Zermatt constructed the hotel themselves, without payment.

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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof gym

Vita Borni fitness: LIFE IS MOVEMENT – MOVEMENT IS LIFE.

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Grave of the Unknown Climber

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The “Grave of the Unknown Climber” is located in the Mountaineers’ Cemetery. It reminds us of the more than 500 deaths, which have taken place on the Matterhorn since 1865. And of the missing and dead, who could not be found or completely removed after their fall.

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Grenzgipfel

Grenzgipfel means “Border summit”: this peak marks the highest point on the border between Switzerland and Italy. The mountain is part of the Monte Rosa massif.

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Grindjisee

freely accessible / always open

The Grindjisee (2,324 m) is a lake of mysterious beauty. Its still surface mirrors the Matterhorn and a pair of larches. The area is heaven for alpine flower enthusiasts.

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Grünsee

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The Grünsee (2,300 m) is the perfect spot to stop and relax along a walk – for a picnic and swim, while enjoying views of the Matterhorn.

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Hallenbad und Spa Hotel National

Publicly available: on request
Price: indoor swimming pool CHF 10, Spa CHF 29 / children pay half
Indoor swimming pool: 07:00 – 13:00 h
Suited for children: must be accompanied by parent, Spa after 5.30 p.m no access for children under 12

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Hamlet of Blatten

Blatten was once a “Maiensäss”, a high settlement to which farmers moved for the summer, with lush pastures. Today, this hamlet located at 1,740 m, with its old wooden houses, fine restaurants and pretty chapel, is a popular excursion destination.

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Hamlet of Findeln

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The hamlet of Findelen was once a “Maiensäss”, where many Zermatt families lived and worked during the summer months, growing grain and grazing cattle. Today, Findeln attracts numerous visitors in both summer and winter for its superb mountain cuisine.

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Hamlet of Furi

The hamlet of Furi (1,867 m) was once a “Maiensäss”, a high settlement where farming families lived for the summer. Today, Furi promises a whole world of family attractions, from the glacier garden to fun playgrounds.

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Hamlet of Herbrigg

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Various small hamlets overlook Zermatt. In early centuries, they were used for farming and agriculture in summer. One such is the hamlet of Herbrigg, located up on the slopes south-west of Zermatt at an altitude of 1,754 m.

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Hamlet of Zmutt

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For more than 500 years, the hamlet of Zmutt has stood on a small rise at an altitude of 1,936 m, among lush alpine pastures. The traditional wooden houses, closely huddled together, tell of a long history.

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Hamlet of Zum See

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In earlier centuries, a mule trail led through the hamlet of Zum See, linking Switzerland and Italy via the Theodul Pass. The closely grouped buildings are authentic and represent hundreds of years of history.

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Haus Salzgeber

This is Zermatt’s oldest house. It was built in 1607, incorporating a stable for sheep as well as living quarters.

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Haus Taugwalder

The Haus Taugwalder on the Kirchplatz (church square) was home to two local guides – Peter Taugwalder, father and son – at the time they accompanied Edward Whymper on the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

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Hohbärghorn

This peak belongs to the famous Nadelgrat pinnacle chain, north-west of Switzerland’s highest mountains.

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Horse-drawn carriage rides

For decades, Werner Imboden has been driving his single-horse carriage through Zermatt’s alleys and squares and to secluded spots in and around the resort. For visitors, the leisurely trip is one of the most romantic experiences Zermatt has to offer.

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Horu Käserei

The Horu-Käserei is the only cheese-maker in Zermatt that creates dairy products from Zermatt milk every day of the year.

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Hotel Alex spa

Open to non-residents: spa with massages & beauty treatments

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Hotel Astoria spa

Open to non-residents: on request
Price: CHF 30

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Hotel Bella Vista spa

Open to non-residents: 4-8pm; in poor weather, earlier visits also possible.

Price: CHF 25 inc. bathrobe, towels, slippers

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Hotel Berghof spa & indoor pool

Open to non-residents
Price: CHF 12 

Suitable for children: must be accompanied by an adult

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Hotel Coeur des Alpes indoor pool & spa

Open to non-residents: open in summer, in winter by appointment

Price: CHF 45

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Hotel Eden Wellness indoor pool & spa

Open to non-residents: spa on request only, no kids
Indoor pool: suitable for children, must be accompanied by an adult

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Hotel Hemizeus spa

Open to non-residents
Price: CHF 25

Suitable for children: whirlpool bath only

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Hotel Matterhorn Focus indoor pool & spa

Open to non-residents: On telephone enquiry/pre-reservation

Price: spa CHF 30, indoor pool CHF 20

Suitable for children: indoor pool, in the company of adults.

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Hotel Monte Rosa

Among Zermatt’s historical buildings, it is the Hotel Monte Rosa that embodies the story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn. The resort’s hotel tradition also began here.

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Hotel Perren spa

Open to non-residents
Price: CHF 20 including towel

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Hotel Riffelalp

The Grand Hotel Riffelalp opened its doors on 10 July 1884. Back then, it was the favoured meeting place of high society, especially from the British Empire.

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Hotel Walliserhof spa

Open to non-residents: on request
Price: 8am-noon: adults CHF 10, children CHF 8 / noon-8pm: adults CHF 20, children CHF 15

Suitable for children: for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.

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Hörnli hut | Base Camp Matterhorn

The Hörnli hut | Base Camp Matterhorn hut is the focal point of activity at the foot of the Matterhorn and one of the key sites in the history of alpinism. Visitors from all over the world spend the night here before scaling the Matterhorn. The hut offers confident mountain hikers the chance to experience the “Hore”, as locals call the peak, close up.

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Ibex fountain

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The Ibex fountain shows a magnificent ibex in bronze.

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Ice skating in Täsch

A natural ice rink in the heart of the village of Täsch welcomes skaters and ice hockey players of all ages during the winter. In summer, the site is converted into tennis and beach volleyball courts.

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Inderbinen fountain

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The Inderbinen fountain was erected to celebrate the 100th birthday of the mountain guide Ulrich Inderbinen. The water is deliciously refreshing; the wooden bench alongside invites visitors to reflect on the life and achievements of this legendary Zermatt resident.

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Julen Sport - Intersport

Rent your wintersport equipment quick and easy and get up to 10% Online discount

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Leisee

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The lake of the Leisee (2,232 m) is Zermatt’s beach and a popular outing for the whole family. With children’s playground, barbecue areas, picnic spots, pavillon for pic nic, play raft – and a glorious view of the Matterhorn.

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Lenzspitze

The Lenzspitze is a perfect pyramid with sharp edges and steep faces.

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Liskamm

The Liskamm is almost 50 m higher than the Matterhorn and has a very long ridge. The mountain is nicknamed the “Man-eater” because in former days many climbers fell to their deaths from the snow cornices along the ridge. Locals attributed the numerous accidents to the forces of darkness.

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Ludwigshöhe

The Ludwigshöhe stands on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is one of numerous peaks in the Monte Rosa massif, and the most southerly 4,000-metre summit in Switzerland.

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Marmot fountain

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The fountain with its bronze marmots is a much-loved landmark at the heart of the resort, equally popular with locals and visitors.

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Matterhorn

The Matterhorn, the king of mountains, is the most-photographed mountain in the world. It is myth and emblem for Alpinists and photographers alike, as well as Switzerland’s most famous landmark and symbol. In 2015, Zermatt will celebrate its mountain in the context of numerous events, all relating to the first ascent of the famous mountain by Zermatt mountain guides and Englishman Edward Whymper in 1865, 150 years ago.

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Matterhorn Diamonds - Private Ski School

Young, modern, full of energy and passion. We deliberately only offer private lessons so that we can personally meet every individual’s needs, maximize your fun and enjoyment and ensure your safety.

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Matterhorn Golf Club

The 9-hole course of the Matterhorn Golf Club is located in the upper Matter valley between Täsch and Randa, framed by Switzerland’s highest mountains.

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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

The subterranean world of Zermatlantis, the Matterhorn Museum, reveals the history of the village of Zermatt. Attractions include original houses, a multimedia room and finds from the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

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Matterhorn Sport

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For winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, sledging, snowshoe. Summer sports: climbing and sports clothing.

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Matterhorn Terminal Täsch

The Matterhorn Terminal in Täsch offers visitors arriving by car all necessary amenities.

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Matterhorn cross-country ski slopes

The 15 km of cross-country ski trails between Täsch and Randa are suitable for both classic and skating style and are highly popular. From Zermatt, it’s just a 12-minute train ride to access the trails in Täsch.

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Matterhorn glacier paradise

The highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year.

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Mont Cervin Palace

Built in 1862, the Mont Cervin Palace is one of Zermatt’s most historic buildings. The 5-star hotel with the greatest number of rooms in Zermatt was known as the Mont Cervin hotel until 2004. Today, the name of Mont Cervin Palace is known worldwide.

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Mont Cervin Palace indoor pool & spa

Open to non-residents: only on request
Price: CHF 50 / CHF 30 for children
Suitable for children: kids’ paddling pool

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Monte Rosa hut (Swiss Alpine Club)

The Monte Rosa hut (2,883 m) at the foot of the Monte Rosa massif has been a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers since 2009. The striking, ultra-modern building is virtually self-sufficient in energy.

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Monte Rosa massif

The Monte Rosa massif, flanked by glaciers, is the highest mountain in the Swiss Alps. Depending on the method of counting, it has ten peaks higher than 4,000 m, and lies partly in Italy. The Dufourspitze (4,634 m, right, black rocky crest) in the Monte Rosa massif is Switzerland’s highest peak.

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Moosjisee

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The Moosjisee (2,140 m) lies on the Five Lakes Walk and is a classic storage reservoir. Its milky colour shows that it is fed by glaciers.

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Mountain guides’ memorial

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This monument honours the Zermatt mountain guides who lost their lives as they practised their profession.

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Mountaineers’ cemetery

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The mountaineers’ cemetery is a moving reminder of the accidents that have occurred in the mountains around Zermatt. The tranquil site is a memorial to all climbers who have lost their lives here.

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Mountaineers’ memorial

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This memorial pays tribute to the climbers, snow sports enthusiasts and hikers who have lost their lives in accidents in the mountains. Commemorative plaques carry individuals’ names and details.

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Mutt (Zmutt) chapel

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“Heilige Katharina von Alexandrien”. Z’mutt, Zmutt and Mutt are all names for this huddled hamlet, which is more than 500 years old. At its heart stands this small white chapel, well worth a visit on the leisurely walk from Zermatt to Zmutt.

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My Skischool - Швейцарская лыжная школа

My Skischool is not only ski/snowboard school.

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Nadelhorn

The Nadelhorn has an unusual feature: a hole through the rock, just a few metres below the summit. However, it is visible only to mountaineers climbing the neighbouring Dom.

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Nordend

The Nordend is a neighbouring peak of the Dufourspitze and lies at the northern end of the Monte Rosa massif.

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Obere Matten playground no. 1

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This playground is located in the heart of the village of Zermatt. It’s the perfect place for families with children who have different needs. The Obere Matten playground no. 1 lies between the shopping centre and the restaurant.

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Obere Matten playground no. 2

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This playground is located in the heart of the village of Zermatt, at a shady spot a short distance from the Obere Matten leisure area. It’s ideal for families who have children with different needs.

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Old buildings at Bodmen

All around the village of Zermatt are small groups of barns and sheds that were used during the summer in previous centuries to keep animals. Such is the case at Bodmen, high above Zermatt.

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Old part of the village

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Zermatt is proud of its Old Village, home to more than 30 buildings constructed in the traditional style of the barns and stores of the upper Valais. Many sit on flat stone slabs balanced on stilts to keep out mice. Wonderful for photographers!

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Parish church of St Mauritius, Zermatt

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The church of St Mauritius in Zermatt is the focus of a vibrant community: the parish is one of the liveliest in the whole of the Upper Valais. Locals and visitors from all over the world attend Mass here.

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Parkhotel Beau Site indoor pool & spa

Open to non-residents: only in combination with a treatment
Suitable for children: only when accompanied by adults

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Parrotspitze

The Parrotspitze is one of the more prominent summits of the Monte Rosa massif. The mountain shares its name with a peak in Turkey.

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Phoenix Fitness Center

Keep in shape! At the Phoenix Fitness Center, you can make use of a variety of training options for strength and endurance in a training area of about 140 sq. m.

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Photopoint Bench above the Grindjisee

The landscape around the Grindjisee lake appears ancient, as if it belonged to another era. Framing it are the Matterhorn and other 4,000-metre peaks: a spectacular view.

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Photopoint Eggstadel

From the small mountain road and from the footpath, a dramatically beautiful view opens up over the Matterhorn.

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Photopoint Englischer Viertel

The Englischer Viertel lane accesses a hidden world behind the Bahnhofstrassse. The little road leads through a quiet residential district to old wooden agricultural buildings still used by local farmers.

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Photopoint Fluhalp, towards rock climbing area

Behind the lateral moraine of the Findel Glacier, visitors encounter a totally untouched mountain landscape – with distant views of the Matterhorn.

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Photopoint Hidden valley

Locals in Zermatt call this solitary valley – located where lush alpine vegetation gives way to the rocks, snow and ice of the high Alps – the “Hidden Valley”. The pristine natural landscape, with the small winding river, is enchanting.

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Photopoint Kirchbrücke by the Hotel La Couronne

The Kirchbrücke bridge offers the perfect location for photographing the Matterhorn at any time of day or night.

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Photopoint Le Petit Village at Mürini

The view from the edge of the forest, by the Mürini lane, is breathtaking. The village of Zermatt stretches out below, framed by wooden barns, at the foot of the king of mountains: the Matterhorn.

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Photopoint Loorihischi

The Lorihiischi, built around 1256, is part of a group of historical buildings in the village of Randa. The whole complex, with house, barn and stable, is being converted into the Randa museum of traditional life by a charitable foundation.

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Photopoint Randa rockslide

The triple rockslide at Randa took place in 1991. Boulders as big as houses are visible today scattered across the enormous cone of rock debris. In the meantime, larches, the pioneer trees of the Alps, have been steadily colonising the terrain.

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Photopoint Restaurant Edelweiss/Alterhaupt

Small guest house with a handful of rooms and restaurant. Beautiful view of the village of Zermatt.

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Photopoint Riedweg

One of the finest settings for photographing the Matterhorn at its best shortly before nightfall. The terrace offers the ideal view as the Matterhorn bids good night to the village.

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Photopoint Schönbiel hut

View of the north face of the Matterhorn and the Zmuttgrat ridge from an unusual angle.

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Photopoint Small bench at Höhbalmen

One of the finest viewpoints in Zermatt – the little bench at Höhbalmen.

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Photopoint Tufteren with “Gädi” buildings

The hamlet of Tufteren (2,215 m) seems to belong to a long-gone age, with its small wooden barns and stores (“Gadi”, plural “Gadini”). For an authentic photo featuring old wooden houses, a flower-filled meadow and the Matterhorn, this is the perfect spot.

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Photopoint Täschalp

Täschalp lies in a hollow between the slopes of the Rothorn and the 4,000-metre peaks of the Mischabel massif. A lush, green valley with cows, farms and a cheese dairy, authentic and photogenic.

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Photopoint Views from mountain huts

Mountain refuges in the Alps have an added attraction: alongside accommodation, they offer the chance to take dramatic photographs of the mountain scenery at any time of day or night. At twilight, the colours are especially rich.

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Photopoint Winkelmatten-Furi road

Anyone following the road from the Winkelmatten district towards Furi sees the lush green forest, the blue sky and suddenly, between them, the most famous mountain pinnacle in the world: the Matterhorn.

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Playground at Dossen glacier garden

freely accessible / always open

The playground by the Dossen glacier garden has all kinds of special attractions, including a climbing boulder, a big xylophone and a barbecue area.

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Pollux

The ascent of Pollux involves a glacier traverse using crampons as well as a rock climb.

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Pool and SPA at the Hotel La Ginabelle

Open for public guests
Entrance for the indoor- and outdoor pool 34° with different water attractions, 2 Jacuzzi 37° and SPA CHF 35.-- per person including drinks.
For the kids: Own Family SPA, Kids only in company with adults.

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Prato Borni Ski & Snowboardschule

Prato Borni Ski und Snowboardschule - your private skischool in Zermatt.

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Prehistoric stones at Zermatt

Zermatt has ten prehistoric stones adorned with cup marks. Some of the rocks are easily spotted along the Herbrigg–Zmutt path by Hubelwäng.

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Randa Roman Catholic Church

freely accessible / always open

The Roman Catholic church of Randa is dedicated to St Sebastian. The baroque church is listed in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of Regional Significance.

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Randa natural ice rink

A natural ice rink in the village of Randa welcomes skaters and ice hockey players of all ages during the cold winter months. Fun on ice is guaranteed!

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Randa playground, Wildi

freely accessible / always open

A little world of adventure awaits children between the forest and the football pitch. The Randa Wildi playground at the end of the village promises fun-filled play in a charming setting.

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Randa playground, by the school

freely accessible / always open

The playground by the school offers a variety of attractions for children and families: an ideal spot to relax and play in safety.

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Randa railway station

freely accessible / always open

Randa’s railway station (1,406 m) lies a little outside the centre of the village, and is served by trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. Motorists can make use of the adjacent car park.

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Randa ski lift

The ski slope on the edge of the village of Randa offers ideal practice terrain for beginners, children and youngsters. The piste in the Wildi area is sunny and not too steep.

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Randa tourist office

The service centre of the municipality of Randa provides help and advice to ensure every stay in the destination of Zermatt–Matterhorn runs as smoothly as possible. The office gives practical tips, sells tickets and even souvenirs and offers a range of other services.

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Randa wooden cross

freely accessible / always open

Glorious views and the perfect spot for a picnic await hikers at the end of the climb: the walk up to the wooden cross above Randa is well worth the effort.

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Ranft chapel

freely accessible / always open

Ranft chapel is dedicated to St Nicholas of Flüe, also known as Brother Klaus – one of Switzerland’s best-known patron saints.

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Ricola herb garden

The Ricola visitor garden in the hamlet of Blatten south of Zermatt offers a feast for all the senses. An entertaining and informative adventure for the whole family.

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Ried (Howeten) chapel, “Heilige Luzia”

freely accessible / always open

Ried chapel lies somewhat hidden in the upper pastures of Zermatt at an altitude of 1,760 m. An excursion to Ried and its chapel is well worth while: the views of the village and the Matterhorn are dramatic.

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Riffelalp chapel, “Herz Jesu”

freely accessible / always open

This elegant chapel stands alone, a little way from the Riffelalp Resort hotel, high above Zermatt at 2,222 m. The private chapel of the Seiler family of hoteliers welcomes visitors to mass on Saturdays during the summer.

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Riffelalp mountain station

Riffelalp (2,211 m) is the starting point for a variety of easy walks. In winter, skiers meet here for a drink, to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Matterhorn.

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Riffelberg chapel, “Bruder Klaus”

freely accessible / always open

This peaceful place of worship stands on a mound facing the Matterhorn at an altitude of 2,590 m. The view from the “Bruder Klaus” chapel at Riffelberg of the Matterhorn and the valley below is unforgettable. The chapel’s profile echoes that of the Weisshorn across the valley.

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Riffelberg mountain station

Riffelberg – a charming blend of history and spectacular scenery. Up on the Riffelberg (2,582 m), visitors enjoy a grandstand view of the alpine world, complete with the Matterhorn and many other 4,000-metre peaks. It was here that Zermatt’s first mountain hotel opened.

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Riffelhaus 1853

The hotel on the Riffelberg was the first to be built at such an altitude, as well as only the second of Zermatt’s hotels to open. This achievement bears witness to the pioneering spirit of Zermatt’s entrepreneurs.

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Riffelsee

freely accessible / always open

The lake of the Riffelsee (2,757 m) offers the ultimate in mountain tranquillity. The reflection of the Matterhorn on the surface of the water is one of nature’s finest spectacles.

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Rimpfischhorn

The Rimpfischhorn is easily recognisable thanks to its distinctive shape. The pinnacles were formed from pillow lava that oozed from the floor of the prehistoric Tethys sea millions of years ago. The rock subsequently eroded to leave these striking pinnacles.

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Roc Sport

Rentals: For winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, sledging, snowshoe. Summer sports: climbing, biking and prams and sports clothing.

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Rotenboden mountain station

Rotenboden station (2,815 m) is the starting point for a range of top-class alpine activities. In summer, visitors walk direct from here to the Riffelsee lake, whose still surface beautifully reflects the Matterhorn.

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Rothorn

The view from the Rothorn (3,103 m) showcases the highest peaks of the Valais Alps. In summer, the Rothorn is the popular starting point for a variety of demanding hikes; in winter, the gateway to beautiful sunny pistes.

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Salewa Mountain Shop Zermatt

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For winter sports, such as skiing, snowshoe. Summer sports: climbing.

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Schalisee

freely accessible / always open

The Schalisee lake (1,428 m) lies on the flat valley floor near Täsch, framed by larches and grassy meadows. It’s the ideal spot for families to relax, swim, enjoy a picnic and water skiing.

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Schwarzhorn

The Schwarzhorn forms part of the Monte Rosa massif. The black rocky outcrop presents a dramatic contrast to the white expanses around, yet rises only about 50 m above the ice.

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Schwarzsee

freely accessible / always open

The lake of the Schwarzsee (2,552 m) lies right at the foot of the Matterhorn. The Schwarzsee gondola station offers the finest view of the famous Hörnligrat ridge on the Matterhorn, the Hörnli hut and the village of Zermatt way below.

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Schwarzsee (cable car station)

Schwarzsee (2,583 m) is the starting point for ascents of the Matterhorn – and for the Matterhorn glacier Trail. In winter, Schwarzsee offers direct access to the ski pistes.

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Schwarzsee chapel, “Maria zum Schnee”

freely accessible / always open

The “Maria zum Schnee” chapel near the Schwarzsee gondola station is a gem. It stands on the shore of the Schwarzsee (2,552 m), whose clear dark waters beautifully reflect the chapel when the air is still.

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Schweizer Ski- & Snowboardschule Zermatt

Ever since the Swiss Ski School Zermatt was founded in 1929, we have been sharing the fun and enjoyment of snow sports with you.

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Signalkuppe

The Signalkuppe is the mountain in the Monte Rosa massif that is home to the most famous and highest mountain refuge in Europe, the Capanna Regina Margherita.

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Skischule European Snowsport

European Snowsport is Zermatt's premier, high quality international ski and snowboard school. Our friendly, qualified instructors from around the world help create a wonderful holiday experience.

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Skydive Matterhorn

Just once to fly like a bird through the sky – this is what almost everyone wants to do. And this is now possible in Zermatt – with a jump out of the helicopter with a free fall past the Matterhorn. For safety sake, this is not done alone but rather in tandem with the skydiver Marc Heise.

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Slalom Sport - Intersport

Rent your wintersport equipment quick and easy and get up to 10% Online discount

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Slalom Sport Filiale - Intersport

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Snow Tubing

Playing around in the snow in summer is great fun. In Zermatt, a snow-tubing run at 3,883 m promises high thrills. The summit station of Matterhorn glacier paradise offers the activity all summer.

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Snowpark Zermatt

The Snowpark Zermatt is the ultimate snow park for snowboarders and freestyle skiers – complete with views of the Matterhorn. Access is via the cable car to Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m).

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Spa Hotel Alpenhof

Open to non-residents: only in combination with a treatment.

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Spa Hotel Europe

Open to non-residents: Various Day Spa arrangements available as Spa & Dinner or Late Spa
Suitable for children: Children are allowed to use the whirlpool under supervision of an adult

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Sport- und Freizeitarena Zermatt

freely accessible / always open

The sports and leisure area (Sport- und Freizeitarena) in the centre of Zermatt offers a wide range of options for different sports.

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Stations of the Cross at Randa

freely accessible / always open

An attraction for walkers as well as pilgrims: the Stations of the Cross at Randa evoke a local legend and offer fine views of the mountains around Zermatt, Täsch and Randa, including the Dom and Weisshorn. A place where the spiritual and earthly realms meet…

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Stations of the Cross at Schibuwaldje

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The Waldweg forest path towards Winkelmatten has a surprise in store: the Stations of the Cross, beautifully made and well worth admiring at leisure.

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Stecknadelhorn

The Stecknadelhorn is a small elevation on the Nadelgrat ridge, but because of its altitude of 4,241 m it is considered a 4,000-metre peak in its own right. An ascent can be incorporated in a crossing of the Nadelgrat ridge, depending on climbers’ physical condition.

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Stellisee

freely accessible / always open

The Stellisee (2,537 m) is among the most famous of Zermatt’s lakes. The sight of the Matterhorn reflected on its mirror-like surface is breathtakingly beautiful, and is made for magnificent photographs.

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Stoked - Swiss Ski & Snowboard School

Stoked, the first private Ski & Snowboard School in Zermatt.

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Stoked Sports

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For winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, sledging, snowshoe and sports clothing.

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Strahlhorn

The Strahlhorn is the most southerly 4,000-metre peak around Saas-Fee. It is rarely climbed. The glacier ascent to the summit reveals magnificent panoramic views.

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Summit Ski & Snowboard School

Summit, Zermatt’s first British ski and snowboard school.

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Sunnegga

Sunnegga (2,288 m) is heaven for families. In summer, the Leisee lake offers a refreshing dip. In winter, skiers of all ages enjoy their first sensations of sliding on snow at Wolli’s park for beginners.

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Tennis court Best Western Alpen Resort

Two outdoor courts: 1 sand court and 1 silica court

Price on request

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Tennishalle Zermatt

Space rental and prices on request. Tennis balls and rackets available.

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Time capsule with wishes from children

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As part of the 150 Years First Ascent of the Matterhorn, children expressed their wishes about how the future of Zermatt should look. The wishes were locked into a time capsule and it was lowered into the ground near the Gemeindehaus where it can be seen.

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Trift chapel

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The simple, small prayer house at Trift above Zermatt lies at 2,340 m by the Hotel du Trift. It reflects the religious conviction of the people who spend day after day in the mountains.

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Triftbach Sport Zermatt

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For winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, or Hiking sticks.

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Trockener Steg mountain station

Trockener Steg (2,939 m) is a key hub for skiers and snowboarders, 365 days a year. From here, a cable car leads up to the snowy heights, all year round.

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Täsch Roman Catholic Church

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A cosmopolitan community makes for a lively congregation at Täsch’s Catholic church.

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Täsch playground

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The playground is located in the heart of the village of Täsch, by the Catholic church.

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Täsch railway station

freely accessible / always open

Trains from Visp stop at Täsch station before continuing direct to Zermatt; passengers do not need to change. Visitors arriving by car board the shuttle train at Täsch station for the comfortable 12-minute journey to car-free Zermatt.

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Täsch ski lift

This slope in the heart of the village of Täsch is perfect for children and beginners venturing out on skis for the first time.

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Täsch tourist office

The team from the Täsch information office is on hand to ensure every stay in the destination of Zermatt–Matterhorn runs as smoothly as possible. Here, visitors can obtain information, tips and brochures to help them plan the best possible stay.

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Täschalp chapel

freely accessible / always open

Täschalp, with its chapel, offers a rewarding excursion destination in summer. The alpine pastures are located in a high mountain valley at an altitude of 2,210 m. Both the chapel and the nearby cheese dairy are well worth a visit.

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Täschberg Chapel

freely accessible / always open

The chapel of Täschberg (1,696 m) is a very popular excursion destination for locals as well as visitors, both summer and winter.

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Täschhorn

The Täschhorn is the uncrowned queen of the Mischabel group. Even if the Dom is 55 m higher, the Täschhorn catches the eye with its appealing triangular form. The demanding south-east ridge and Teufelsgrat ridge are legendary.

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Valley station, Gornergrat

Cog trains of the Gornergrat Bahn travel 365 days a year up to the Gornergrat (3,089 m), where the views take in 29 peaks over 4,000 m. Trains depart every 24 minutes.

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Valley station, Matterhorn glacier paradise

There’s excitement in the air at the gondola station: this is the starting point for the 45-minute ride to the highest cable car station in Europe, at Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m).

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Valley station, Sunnegga-Rothorn

The Sunnegga-Rothorn valley station lies about 10 minutes’ walk from Zermatt railway station. A tunnel leads deep into the mountain to the funicular station.

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Vincent-Pyramide

The Vincent Pyramid is the last mountain of the Monte Rosa massif, so to speak. The first ascent had a surprising motive: the search for gold.

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Vita Borni indoor pool & spa

Open to non-residents: open in summer and winter 
Price: CHF 55

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Walk of Climb

freely accessible / always open

Nine bronze markers along the Bahnhofstrasse in the centre of Zermatt remind each one of the first climbers of the Matterhorn. They reached the summit in July 1865. Now those interested can follow the “Walk of Climb.”

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Waterski Schalisee

Schalisee is largest lake in the Nikolai Valley. The first waterskiing lift in the Upper Valais is being built here in a collaborative effort of the Täsch and Zermatt communities. This is a true enrichment of the summer tourism offering for our guests.

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Weingartensee

freely accessible / always open

The Weingartensee lake at the foot of the Alphubel looks almost like an infinity pool. The view: a vast sky, and on the horizon, the 4,000-metre peaks of the Matterhorn, Dent d’Hérens and Weisshorn.

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Weisshorn

The Weisshorn is the secret star among the 4,000-metre peaks around Zermatt. It boasts a pleasing, symmetrical triangular shape; for mountaineers, it offers a thrilling challenge.

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Wellness & Spa Hotel Arca Solebad

Open to external guests: Adults.
Reserved for hotel guests in winter from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Prices: Mornings: CHF 18, afternoons and evenings: CHF 26

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Winkelmatten chapel, “Zur Heiligen Familie”

freely accessible / always open

Winkelmatten chapel, “Zur Heiligen Familie”, is a gem, located at the end of the village in the Winkelmatten quarter. Many couples choose this chapel for their marriage.

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Winkelmatten playground

freely accessible / always open

The Winkelmatten playground at the southern end of the village may be some way from the resort centre, but the view of the Matterhorn is magnificent.

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Wolli's adventure park at Sunnegga

A fun adventure playground, with beach and barbecue areas awaits, families by the sparkling Leisee lake.

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Wolli’s park for beginners at Sunnegga

This is the perfect place to learn to ski. The setting is safe, reassuring and relaxing, with views of the most beautiful mountains.

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Wolli’s playroom for families

Children want to be active in every weather. At Wolli’s play room, located in the Restaurant Sportpavillon (in the village centre) kids can play to their hearts’ content.

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Yosemite Zermatt

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For winter sports, such as skiing, snowshoe. Summer sports: climbing.

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Zen Stecken playground

freely accessible / always open

The Zen Stecken playground is located at the southern end of the village. This is a great place for children to burn off extra energy and play to their hearts’ content.

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Zermatt Skatepark

freely accessible / always open

The Zermatt Skatepark at the Obere Matten sports area in the centre of the resort is open to all skateboarders free of charge. Children, teenagers and adults are all welcome to test their skateboarding skills here.

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Zermatt railway station

freely accessible / always open

Zermatt’s station is the focal point of the resort for guests, who arrive by train.

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Zermatt tourist office

Information, tips and bookings for any trip to Zermatt: the team from Zermatt Tourism offers advice, help, brochures, tickets and even souvenirs to ensure that visitors enjoy the best possible stay.

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Zinalrothorn

The summit of the Zinalrothorn appears to lean to one side and so is unmistakable. The ascent via the Rothorngrat ridge is regarded as one of the finest rock climbs in the Zermatt region.

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Zmutt dam

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The arch dam in the Zmutt valley retains the water of the Zmutt Glacier and the Zmuttbach river. Built between 1961 and 1964, the dam is 74 m tall and can be visited in summer.

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Zum See chapel, “Heilige Barbara”

freely accessible / always open

The chapel of Zum See, the newest of Zermatt’s chapels, is dedicated to St Barbara. The small chapel is located by the hamlet of Zum See, whose name means “by the lake” – but there is no lake here, just lush alpine pastures and small patches of forest.

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Zumsteinspitze

The Zumsteinspitze was the first summit of the Monte Rosa massif to be climbed. Its name comes from the topographer Joseph Zumstein, who explored the peak with other scientists.

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“Schweizer Familie” barbecue area at Dossen glacier garden

freely accessible / always open

This barbecue area in the larch forest offers a delightful place to relax, and is ideal for families.

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“Schweizer Familie” barbecue area at Mettelbrücke

freely accessible / always open

This “Schweizer Familie” barbecue site is located beside the footpath linking Täsch and Zermatt. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a picnic and admire the glorious landscape at leisure.

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