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Heinz Julen eröffnet Geschäft an Bahnhofstrasse

Heinz Julen opens shop on Bahnhofstrasse

07/10/2019

At the end of November 2019, ‘Zermatt Selection’ will open its doors. The shop at Bahnhofstrasse 7b will be run by Zermatt artist Heinz Julen and will also include an exhibition that can be accessed even when the shop is closed. Works of art will be displayed behind glass and can also be seen at the ‘Kunsträume Zermatt’ art gallery, helping the artists to display their work in prominent locations. The main exhibition is still open in the Vernissage. In the Bahnhofstrasse exhibition, products will include chairs and tables from Heinz Julen Design, accessories from Restaurant Chez Vrony and exhibition pieces from other artists. The shop will be open all day, 365 days a year, and will sell pictures, lamps and clothing items designed by Heinz Julen. His aim is to provide high-quality products with a link to Zermatt – beautiful souvenirs with a genuine Zermatt history. The building will also be a cultural meeting point. The shop will replace the current Heinz Julen shop on Hofmattstrasse.

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Randa: ‘Lorihiischi’ opens

14/08/2019

After years of work, the restoration of the ‘Lorihiischi’ (Lori House) in Randa is complete. A celebratory opening took place on Saturday 10 August 2019. It will now be a living museum and is also available for events.

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Exhibition about fourteen courageous female mountain climbers on the Matterhorn

14/06/2019

In 1871, six years after the tragic first ascent, 34-year old Lucy Walker was the first woman to reach the summit of the Matterhorn. The pop-up exhibition in the Shelter on the Gornergrat tells her story and that of adventurous alpinists from around the world who have climbed the mountain of mountains since then.

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IGLUNA: Life on the moon possible?

31/05/2019

From the 17th of June until the 3rd of July, all the IGLUNA project teams will gather in Zermatt to demonstrate the results of their one-year commitment to the design of a potential and sustainable Moon habitat. The twenty student projects will be split up into two locations: in the Glacier Palace of the Matterhorn glacier paradise and at the Vernissage Art Gallery of the Backstage Hotel.

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InfoCube

01/05/2019

The InfoCube on Trockener Steg, which has been documenting the Matterhorn glacier ride construction work, has now been updated. From the end of summer 2019, it will display information on the forthcoming Alpine Crossing project.  Alpine Crossing will make it possible to cross the Alps by cable car (from Cervinia via Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt). Until summer 2021, LEITNER ropeways will be constructing a 3S cable car from Klein Matterhorn to Testa Grigia. More details on the project can be found in the "Coming Soon" section.

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"Earth Plastic View" Matterhorn art project

01/05/2019

The artist Branko Šmon is on a mission to raise awareness of the worldwide production of plastics and its effects on the environment. He is portraying the global plastic stock of seven billion tonnes in comparison to the volume of the Matterhorn. If the worldwide plastic stock existed in granulate form, it would have a volume of 14 km3. Using frames set up by the artist at various vantage points in Zermatt, he will show how much of the Matterhorn could be filled with granulate, visualising the spatial dimensions of the plastic stock for the observer. The project will be launched with an event on 19 July 2019. Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who circumnavigated the world in a solar plane from 2015 to 2016, has taken over the sponsorship of "Earth Plastic View".

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"Earth Plastic View" Matterhorn art project

01/05/2019

The artist Branko Šmon is on a mission to raise awareness of the worldwide production of plastics and its effects on the environment. He is portraying the global plastic stock of seven billion tonnes in comparison to the volume of the Matterhorn. If the worldwide plastic stock existed in granulate form, it would have a volume of 14 km3. Using frames set up by the artist at various vantage points in Zermatt, he will show how much of the Matterhorn could be filled with granulate, visualising the spatial dimensions of the plastic stock for the observer. The project will be launched with an event on 19 July 2019. Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who circumnavigated the world in a solar plane from 2015 to 2016, has taken over the sponsorship of "Earth Plastic View".

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Student teams build moon habitat in Zermatt

04/04/2019

Would it be possible to live on the moon? Twenty teams of European students have been considering this question as part of the Igluna Project. Igluna’s field research will take place from 17 June – 3 July 2019 in the Glacier Palace on the Klein Matterhorn.

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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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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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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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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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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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