The Matterhorn will be celebrated in 2015. 150 years ago, on 14 July 1865, the first people stood on the summit. This is what is being celebrated – with the reopening of the Hörnlihütte, the Open-Air Theatre, an Epoch Week in July and many, many other festivities.
Zermatt is heaven for snow lovers. There are pistes for beginners, experts and everyone in between. Here in Europe’s highest-altitude ski area, snow is guaranteed 365 days a year. For relaxation: winter hiking paths and snowshoe trails with views of the snowy Matterhorn.
Zermatt is the gourmet capital of the Alps. From simple fare in cosy mountain restaurants to haute cuisine with an international flavour, the choice is vast and the welcome is legendary. No wonder the same question keeps cropping up: why don’t we stop for a bite?
Everyone should see the Matterhorn at least once in life. Funiculars, gondolas and cable cars carry you up to panoramic peaks. For the ultimate alpine adventures, experience the mountains with all your senses: hiking, climbing or trying something new. How about Paragliding?
Experiences at the foot of a glacier, on a green alpine meadow, at an idyllic mountain lake. Is it to be an unforgettable mountain tour – in the face of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the alps? Or an excursion to comfortably get to the top of a mountain peak?
Swim a couple of lengths of a pool, relax in a Jacuzzi, let yourself be pampered at a spa: Zermatt’s oases of well-being are among the finest in the world. Nature, too, offers all kinds of soothing experiences – such as a swim in a mountain lake at 2,232 m with views of the Matterhorn.