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Vorverkaufsstart MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE!

15/11/2018

Der Vorverkauf für die Uraufführung von Livia Anne Richards MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE! hat gestartet. Die dritte Produktion der Freilichtspiele Zermatt feiert ihre Premiere am 11. Juli 2019 auf dem Riffelberg oberhalb von Zermatt. Die Livemusik stammt von der international bekannten Alphornistin Eliana Burki.

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67 kilometers of pistes are open

09/11/2018

The Zermatt – Matterhorn ski area just keeps growing. Right now, there are 67 km of the best-prepared pistes accessible.

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Zermatt voted best Swiss ski resort 2018

09/11/2018

The Zermatt ski region has been awarded first place nationally and second place internationally in the poll for "Best Ski Resort 2018". 46,000 winter sports enthusiasts were surveyed over winter 2017/18 in 55 ski regions across five countries, making the "Best Ski Resort" the largest customer satisfaction study in the Alps.

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Zermatt – now home to four 5-star superior hotels

08/11/2018

It’s official: The Omnia hotel has been added to the ranks of 5-star superior hotels in Zermatt.

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Zermatt young chef takes second place

05/11/2018

Mirjam Schwarz, from the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, showcased her cooking skills at the national young chef competition – impressing the jury.

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The theme for the new igloo village is "Out in the Wild"

05/11/2018

In November 2018, a new Igloo Village will be created in Zermatt at Rotenboden with a restaurant, outdoor bar, overnight accommodations, Whirlpool and the best view of the Matterhorn. This year, it will be adventurous: ice artists will create a snow palace featuring wild animals out of snow and ice.

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Five Zermatt hotels in the top 50

05/11/2018

Last year the "NZZ am Sonntag" newspaper published a ranking of the best Swiss hotels for the first time. This year, three-star hotels were in the spotlight – and five Zermatt establishments impressed the jury.

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Fabian Cancellara launches "Zurich–Zermatt"

02/11/2018

As part of his international race series Chasing Cancellara, Fabian Cancellara launches the Ultrafondo "Zurich–Zermatt". With 290 kilometers and 7’000 meters of climbing, this race is sure to be Switzerland’s toughest one day race in cycling.

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First acts for Zermatt Unplugged 2019 are set

31/10/2018

With Passenger, Sophie Hunger, Francis Cabrel, Johannes Oerding, Jessie J, Samy Deluxe, and Roo Panes, the first acts for the next Zermatt Unplugged, taking place from April 9 to 13, 2019 are set. The acoustic music festival at the foot of the Matterhorn starts ticket pre-sales on November 7, 2018 for the first part of its program.

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Zermatt is opening a pop-up Stübli restaurant in Bern

25/10/2018

From 25 October to 12 January, Zermatt will have a pop-up Stübli restaurant in the federal capital, on the terrace of the Globus store in Bern. As part of the launch, there was a presentation on Wednesday of all the latest news and activities over the coming winter.

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Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 242 GaultMillau Points

08/10/2018

GaultMillau has selected the 850 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2019. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 17 Zermatt restaurants were among them, with the best awarded 17 points.

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Zermatt band, Wintershome, heralds the start of winter

04/10/2018

In time for the start of winter, the Zermatt pop and folk bank Wintershome has released a video clip of their new song, "White Lines", acting as ambassadors for the new Zermatt ski season.

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The world’s highest 3S cableway is officially inaugurated

29/09/2018

After around two-and-a-half years’ construction work, the "Matterhorn glacier ride" – the world’s highest 3S cableway – has finally opened as planned, and Zermatt has gained a new attraction. From the beginning of the 2018/19 winter season, passengers will be able to use the new cableway to reach the Klein Matterhorn.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG continues to ride a wave of success

01/10/2018

At its Annual General Meeting convened on Trockener Steg on 29 September 2018, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG is able to report another gratifying result and confirm last year’s record performance. Sales in fiscal 2017/18 totalled CHF 69.6 million, EBITDA reached CHF 34.6 million (49.7%) and operating cash flow CHF 30.7 million (44.1%). Once again, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG ranks number one for all key figures in a benchmark comparison.

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A piece of Zermatt in the Bern Globus

28/09/2018

From 25 October to 12 January, there will be a Zermatt chalet in the Swiss capital, selling local meats and cheeses and bringing a touch of the Zermatt winter.

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Zermatt Open Air Theatre enters its third act

25/09/2018

From 11 July to 1 September 2019, the Zermatt Open Air Theatre will be showing its first comedy on the Riffelberg – MATTERHORN: NO LADIES PLEASE! As in 2015 and 2017, the Bernese playwright and director Livia Anne Richard will script and direct the performance.

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Eighty women with cancer conquer the Breithorn

17/09/2018

On Saturday, 15 September 2018, eighty women from across Europe who have breast cancer climbed the Breithorn (4,164 m) near Zermatt. They were accompanied by 24 mountain guides from Zermatt.

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Four Matterhorn sections in one day

17/09/2018

Record on the Matterhorn: Zermatter Andreas Steindl and Italian Francois Cazzanelli succeeded in climbing all four ridges of the Matterhorn in 16 hours and 4 minutes. They were the first to do this since Hans Kammerlander (ITA) and Diego Wellig (CH), who achieved the same feat in 1992 in 23.5 hours.

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Crystal Ride: to the foot of the glacier

13/09/2018

At the beginning of the 2018/19 winter season, the world’s highest 3S cableway will start taking passengers to the Klein Matterhorn near Zermatt. The "Matterhorn glacier ride" is an unrivalled combination of technology, design and ride comfort. The four "Crystal ride" cabins are a highlight of the ultramodern cableway. The journey itself is exhilarating, but the cabins add to the thrills with an amazing view of the ground far below.

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It's a record: Zermatt to the Matterhorn and back, in four hours

06/09/2018

The Valais mountain guide and alpinist Andreas Steindl has set a new record on the Matterhorn. It took him 3 hours, 59 minutes and 52 seconds to climb from Kirchplatz in Zermatt to the summit of the Matterhorn and back.

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Zermatt opens the longest mountain bike flow trail in Switzerland

03/09/2018

After three years of planning and construction, the Sunnegga-Trail will open in Zermatt on 16 September 2018, setting new records for both its overall length and flow quality.

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Travel to Zermatt virtually

31/08/2018

Experience Zermatt from your home: using the new "SBB VR" app. Active users can take advantage of attractive prices.

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The summit of the Matterhorn is in Germany

23/08/2018

For the last five months, the Matterhorn has hung, upside down, in the Gasometer Oberhausen, and has already been seen by more than 250,000 visitors as part of the exhibition, "The Call of the Mountains" (Der Berg ruft).

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‘Taste of Zermatt’ combines culinary events in Zermatt

21/08/2018

‘Taste of Zermatt’ is the new umbrella brand that brings together new and existing culinary events taking place in Zermatt. The brand was launched at the Kitchen Party that took place on Friday 17 August 2018.

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Programme for Zermatt Impulse is announced

17/08/2018

Learn from professional skiers how to develop mental strength? Find out close up about global warming by observing changes in the Alpine landscape and glaciers? Think about how to solve food waste problems? You can do all this at Zermatt Impulse.

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New bike arena in Zermatt

23/07/2018

Bike sale, hire and accessories – all at the new bike arena in Zermatt. This will expand the bike options in the area and help to promote mountain bike tourism.

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Zermatt crowns the Queen of the Matterhorn

24/07/2018

On 19 August 2018, there will be a truly fantastic spectacle in Zermatt, when the traditional Ringkuhkampf cow fights will take place in the Matterhorn village for the first time.

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Zermatt e-buses celebrate 30th anniversary

18/07/2018

Zermatt has always been car-free; only electric vehicles are allowed. This applies to buses, too. The first e-bus arrived in Zermatt thirty years ago – an incredible achievement that will be celebrated on Saturday 21 July 2018.

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An Exhibition on the Greatest Mountain of Books

06/07/2018

From 11 July to 28 October 2018 on the Gornergrat the Swiss Alpine Museum is presenting "Matterhorn Stories: An Exhibition on the Greatest Mountain of Books".

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Bonfire AG founded

Destination Zermatt – Matterhorn founded Bonfire AG for efficient implementation of the overarching destination digitalisation strategy. Zermatt Bergbahnen AG holds 50 percent of the shares, with the other 50 percent being held by Zermatt Tourism.

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Only 100 days to go: Zermatt’s new cableway of superlatives is coming soon

20/06/2018

The time has come on 29 September 2018: the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG opens the new 3S Cableway from Trockener Steg to the Klein Matterhorn.

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Karl Wild chooses Zermatt hotels

04/06/2018

The hotel guide in the Sonntagszeitung newspaper, created by journalist Karl Wild and a team of experts, named the 150 best hotels in Switzerland in 2018/19 – including eleven Zermatt establishments.

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Andreas Gabalier comes to Upper Valais

18/05/2018

Andrea Gabalier will be the celebrity guest and headline act at the SRF “Donnschtig-Jass”, to be held on 19 July 2018 in Zermatt or Saas-Fee.

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Despite an eventful winter, Zermatt has seen positive results

30/04/2018

The 2017 / 2018 winter season in Zermatt – Matterhorn saw a significant increase in accommodation bookings, huge snowfalls in January and a long season.

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Zermatter Hotel The Omnia erhält Prix Bienvenu

18/04/2018

The Omnia ist das "Freundlichste Hotel der Schweiz" im Bereich Luxushotel. Am Schweizer Ferientag 2018 erhielt das Fünf-Sterne-Hotel den Prix Bienvenu.

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The Chalet Hotel Schönegg is a New Relais & Châteaux Member

16/04/2018

Since the Chalet Hotel Schönegg has met a number of admission criteria, it belongs to the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association.

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Partnership confirmed for another five years

11/04/2018

At the opening event of Zermatt Unplugged, the Zermatt – Matterhorn destination and the festival organisers announced that they had carved their partnership in stone for the next five years.

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Awarded as the Best Swiss Travel Destination

20/03/2018

The travel planning website TripAdvisor annually presents awards to the most popular travel destinations in Switzerland. The results: Zermatt is on the podium for the fifth time in a row.

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Chez Vrony and Findlerhof Cook for Swiss Air Lines

07/03/2018

From 7 March to 5 June 2018, a meal from the Zermatt Chez Vrony and Findlerhof restaurants will be served on Swiss flights. Each dish was selected as part of the 15th anniversary of the airline’s Swiss Taste of Switzerland.

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World Premier of the Matterhorn Musical

16/02/2018

The Matterhorn musical by Michael Kunze and Albert Hammond will have its world premier in the Theatre St.Gallen on Saturday, 17 February 2018.

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Zermatt hosts the Enduro World Series

12/02/2018

Zermatt welcomes the Enduro World Series in 2019 and 2020 and brings the Enduro World Cup to Switzerland for the very first time.

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Newcomer-Line-Up Zermatt Unplugged 2018

01/02/2018

Along with big names like Kodaline or Norah Jones, it is the Newcomer acts and other formats that invite you on a voyage of discovery at Zermatt Unplugged. Musically, but also literally. Every day on ten stages in and around Zermatt, they ensure that the spirit of the festival is felt throughout the village and entire ski area.

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Coeur des Alpes and The Omnia are no. 1 at TripAdvisor

25/01/2018

Zermatt hotels have been rated very highly in the 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. In three of the nine total categories in Switzerland, Zermatt hotels are standing on the podium holding gold medals.

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Video Show along the Zermatt Bahnhofstrasse

20/12/2017

A three-minute video is presented on the façade of the Hublot Boutique in Zermatt every evening from 19 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.

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Line-Up of Zermatt Unplugged 2018

11/12/2017

Norah Jones, Emeli Sandé, Kodaline, Sarah Connor, Jack Savoretti, and many other great artists: The main program of the 11th Zermatt Unplugged, which takes place from April 10 - 14, 2018 has been confirmed. Advance ticket sales for all ticket categories start on December 15, 2017.

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The Handelszeitung crowns Zermatt as the Best Winter Sports Resort

30/11/2017

The Handelszeitung has crowned the best winter sports resorts. Zermatt was once again awarded the gold medal.

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Ski instructors and mountain guides join forces

30/11/2017

On 1 December 2017, the Alpin Center Zermatt and the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Zermatt joined forces under a new name, the "Zermatters". The goal is to provide guest services with a local perspective.

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Hotel Ratings Distinguish Zermatt Hotels

27/11/2017

Over the last few days, three hotel ratings have just been published: In the Trivago Awards 2018, the "NZZ am Sonntag" Hotel Ratings as well as the Winter Hotel ratings of the Sonntagszeitung, the Zermatt hotels results stand out.

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Les Anges Wins Award "World’s Best Ski Chalet"

24/11/2017

The 5th World Ski Awards were presented in Kitzbühel on 18 November 2017. Among the winners is the Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt.

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250 Kilometers of Pistes are Open

18/12/2017

The Zermatt – Matterhorn ski area just keeps growing. Right now, there are 250 km of the best-prepared pistes accessible.

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New Igloo Village Theme is Mythology

10/11/2017

In November 2017, a new Igloo Village will be created in Zermatt at Rotenboden with a restaurant, outdoor bar, overnight accommodations, Whirlpool and the best view of the Matterhorn. This year, it will be mystical: ice artists create a snow palace with fortresses, castles and god-like formations.

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Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge Wins Gold - Twice

06/11/2017

At the Skiarea Test the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge was awarded gold in the categories "Idea and Implementation" and "Technical Product Development".

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Zermatt is Awarded Three Michelin Stars for 2018

23/10/2017

The 2018 Guide Michelin for Switzerland reveals that Zermatt remains a culinary stronghold. There are 16 Zermatt restaurants listed in the guide and one of them has been awarded two Michelin Stars.

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A Saison Pass is Worth It

10/12/2017

Holders of a season or annual pass for the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG do not only enjoy the pistes at the highest ski area in Europe but they also can ski at a reduced price in the Jungfrau Ski Region, in California’s Squaw Valley Resort and in the New Zealand ski resort, Mt. Ruapehu.

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The Omnia is Switzerland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2017

10/10/2017

On 30 September 2017, the 24th World Travel Awards were presented in St. Petersburg. Among the winners is also the Zermatt hotel, The Omnia.

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Zermatt Restaurants are Awarded 255 GaultMillau Points

02/10/2017

GaultMillau has selected the 800 best restaurants in Switzerland for 2018. The results for Zermatt can be marveled at: 18 Zermatt restaurants were awarded points – with 17 for the best.

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Lara Gut faces the media in Zermatt

26/09/2017

The Swiss ski racer, Lara Gut, is back after a six-month injury break. She was drawn to Zermatt to take her first turns on snow. Here she also answered questions from journalists.

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Zermatt Bergbahnen AG Achieves Record Result

25/09/2017

In the 2016/17 business year, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG generated an all-time record result, with sales of CHF 69.6 million and a cash flow of CHF 30.3 million. The company saw an increase in revenue both from year-round excursion tourism (+8.3%) and winter sports (+3.5%).

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Skiing with Special Guests

20/09/2017

The Zermatt Ski-Festival once again invites everyone to have fun in the snow with well-known ski stars on 21-26 November 2017. This time, Franco Marvulli, a former cycling track pro, will also join the enjoyment with his swerves through the snow.

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Tele Info Zermatt is now on YouTube

25/08/2017

Tele Info Zermatt has broadcast the news from the resort for 18 years. Now the channel is not only on television but is also distributed via YouTube.

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Zermatt Festival: A Pioneer Work at an Historic Location

03/08/2017

The Zermatt Festival & Academy enchants Zermatt once again with classical music from 8 to 17 September 2017. This time, the Festival also goes to the Monte Rosa hut (2,883 m), where "In Sturm und Eis", the mountain film by Arnold Fanck with music by Paul Hindemith will be shown.

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The Climbing Routes above the Gorner Glacier are Repaired

14/07/2017

Zermatt is a paradise for climbers. But it does not always have to be the north face of a four thousand-metre peak. The traditional climbing routes have been cleared and cleaned on the Riffelhorn in the Gornerflüe region.

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The Matterhorn as an Enticement

11/07/2017

The Alpine Museum of Switzerland has a display of the most surprising and original Matterhorn products in the world at Gornergrat. Until 15th October 2017.

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Jubilee Celebrations at the Matterhorn: 100 Years of the Solvay Bivouac

19/06/2017

The Hörnligrat on the Matterhorn is the route most taken by Alpinists, who want to reach the summit. The Solvay Bivouac has been available for climbers in distress since 1917. The little hut at 4,003 m turns 100 years old on 8 August 2017. A retrospective.

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Cows are grazing at Riffelalp once again

13/06/2017

The bells ring once again at Riffelalp. A group of interested people has founded a new Alp corporation. Now 25 cows and 7 calves graze on the alpine meadows at Riffelalp. Those initiating this effort want to uphold the Valais alp culture in Zermatt.

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Mountain Guide from Täsch Reaches the Summit of Mount Everest

07/06/2017

The Täsch mountain guide and expedition leader Klaus Tscherrig stood atop the summit of Mount Everest (8,820 m) with Sherpa and two of his long-time guests on 27 May 2017. This means that he had completed the "Seven Summits".

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Discover Alpine Flowers on your Smartphone

01/06/2017

Knowing more means living more. This also holds true for one’s knowledge about flowers along the side of a hiking path. The Flower app from Pro Natura Aargau has been available for downloading for a few days now. The app explains the exciting flora in the surrounding area – in Zermatt and throughout all of Switzerland.

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Dorfrundgang "Zermatt vor 100 Jahren"

31/05/2017

Die Zermatter Dorfführungen erfreuen sich grosser Beliebtheit. Im Sommer 2017 können Interessierte das Bauernleben der Zermatter Bevölkerung von vor 100 Jahren erleben. Führungen jeweils am Montag.

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Randa: The Longest Suspension Bridge in the World will be inaugurated

30/06/2017

The Europaweg between Grächen and Zermatt can be hiked again without a detour this summer. The construction work on a new suspension bridge above Randa will be inaugurated on Saturday, 29th July 2017.

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Riffelberg Express now also runs in summer

23/05/2017

Mountain lifts: The Riffelberg Express now also links the Furi mountain station with the Riffelberg in July and August 2017. This means that both Matterhorn glacier paradise and the Gornergrat can be visited easily in a single day.

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Chef Heinz Rufibach again at the Hotel Zermatterhof

19/05/2017

The Gault Millau chef de cuisine Heinz Rufibach is now in charge of the fine dining Restaurant Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni in the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Regular guests and locals have a very good culinary memory of Rufibach. The Bern native was already chef de cuisine in the Zermatterhof from 1996 to 2002.

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Zermatt: Hotels at the Top of the Class - again

22/05/2017

Hotel rankings were published in both the 2016-2017 edition of Karl Wild’s book "Die 150 besten Hotels der Schweiz" (best hotels) and the SonntagsZeitung. The lists include 11 Zermatt hotels prominently represented once again. With "Prix Bienvenu" Switzerland Tourisme has also awarded the 100 most friendly Swiss hotels.

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New: The Matterhorn Blog – A View of Life at the Foot of the Matterhorn

15/05/2017

Be there, take part, share experiences – this is now possible with the Matterhorn Blog. In the blog, the locals have their say as they report about working and living in their world at the foot of the Matterhorn. Occasionally, guest authors will also have a word.

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Helicopter Flights to the Summit of the Matterhorn

14/04/2017

Helicopter round trips can be exciting. In Zermatt they are simply spectacular. The helicopter pilot and mountain guide, Simon Anthamatten, flies around the Matterhorn in 360° mode for the video community.

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Zermatt is the Best Ski Resort in Switzerland

11/04/2017

Snowplaza is one of the largest web portals for winter sports. The Snowplaza readers have voted and named Matterhorn ski paradise as the best ski resort in Switzerland.

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Everyone Dreams of Zermatt

28/03/2017

Zermatt is in 1st Place. The rating platform TripAdvisor has published the winners of the Travellers’ Choice Awards with Zermatt as the absolute head of the pack. The ratings, experience reports and opinions on TripAdvisor make it clear that Zermatt is the “place to be” in Switzerland.

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Zermatt is a Pioneer in Digital Transformation

08/02/2017

The Zermatt ski region offers its guests a great benefit with its digital offering. This is the conclusion reached in a study by Atos. The Matterhorn ski paradise was ranked first in front of 13 other ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria.

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Zermatt Unplugged: Many Innovations

31/01/2017

The audience at the tenth edition of the Zermatt Unplugged music festival may expect many improvements, along with a colourful array of established artists, such as Stephan Eicher and Paolo Nutini and some exciting new talents (from 4 to 8 April 2017).

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TripAdvisor: Zermatt Hotels are Among the Best

25/01/2017

TripAdvisor once again is praising the Zermatt hotels. The Omnia Hotel is ranked fifth and the Matterhorn Focus seventh in all of Switzerland in the TripAdvisor ratings. Many other Zermatt hotels were also distinguished.

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