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Zermatt always offers a great deal, also a lot of news. Regular guests and locals also always find something new and surprising.

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You can find all the news about the forthcoming summer season summarised and arranged by topic in this PDF.

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New QUINTESSENZ venue in "Haus zur Brücke"

23/09/2021

New holiday apartments are opening in the new "Haus zur Brücke" building in the middle of Zermatt – with a modern restaurant project on the ground floor.

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Customised packaging designs at Bäckerei Fuchs

Customised packaging designs at Bäckerei Fuchs

08/09/2021

The Fuchs bakery in Zermatt is known for its innovative spirit. A new collaboration with the packaging company Pawi now allows customers to design their own packaging for certain products. From orders above 25 pieces, customers can design the packaging for their favourite product online, such as for the bakery’s famous "Matterhörnli" miniature Matterhorn chocolate specialities. The personalised presents will make ideal customer gifts.

In addition, the bakery has revised its range of cakes and now also sells its own drinks. Bäckerei Fuchs has also developed in terms of sustainability: by joining the Swisstainable programme run by  Switzerland Tourism, it is contributing to a sustainable future.

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New concept for the Stoked Group in Zermatt

07/09/2021

Stoked Zermatt has moved and will focus on its service provision in the future.

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Puralpina expands shop in Zermatt

Puralpina expands shop in Zermatt

18/12/2020

Following construction work, the puralpina store on Kirchplatz has re-opened. The larger sales area now features new regional specialities and the Bärgfett Alpine body care collection. This collection includes 100% natural skincare products from puralpina for hands, feet and lips.

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Zermatt property companies move into new office (1)

Zermatt property companies move into new office

20/08/2020

Mountain Riviera AG, AlpinRiviera GmbH and Zermatt Premium Apartments have moved into a new office, located at Steinmattstrasse 43. The team is available every day for anyone interested in buying or selling property, house management or renting luxury holiday apartments in Zermatt.

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Zermatt pop-up store donates CHF 14,500

21/07/2020

In March 2020, the “Lebensraum Zermatt” association collected surplus food from hotels and restaurants and gave it to private individuals in return for a donation. The money raised – CHF 14,500 – was donated to two Valais foundations, Atelier Manus and Emera.

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Teilöffnung der Zermatter Betriebe

Restaurants open again

11/05/2020

From 11 May 2020, restaurants, bars, shops, museums and sports facilities in Switzerland are allowed to be open again. However, strict conditions with protection concepts apply. Cable cars, camping sites and entertainment and leisure facilities will remain closed.

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Philipp Fuchs, Geschäftsführer der Bäckerei Fuchs

Bäckerei Fuchs now offering bread delivery service

09/04/2020

Bäckerei Fuchs, run by owner Philipp Fuchs, is launching a new bread delivery service for guests in holiday apartments. Guests can order bread online to be delivered to their apartment the next day using the postal service. Both one-off orders and weekly subscriptions will be available. The “Bread Post” is a project set up by local bakeries and the Swiss postal service.

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Wohn- und Dekoartikel der Kollektion «Destination Home Zermatt»

Destination Home is moving

07/04/2020

The interior furnishings store Destination Home will be relocating at the beginning of July to Haus Annelis at Steinmattstrasse 2. The new store will be completely refurbished and will offer a range of bespoke products. The new concept will include the expansion of the in-house collection, “Destination Home Zermatt”, as well as home living products and accessories. In addition to selling decorative items such as woollen blankets, cushions and textiles, the store will offer a full renovation and interior decorating service including planning, organisation and project management. Furniture, lighting, textiles, kitchen equipment and bedlinen can all be sourced and ordered from Destination Home. The company prioritises the use of local partners, local production and handmade items.

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First SPAR Express opens in Valais

First SPAR Express opens in Valais

16/12/2019

On 12 December 2019, a SPAR Express was opened at Schluhmattstrasse 1 in Zermatt where the former food store PAM used to be. This is the first store in Valais for the East Swiss SPAR Group and will have extended opening hours – every day from 07:00–20:00 hrs. Locals and holidaymakers will find everything for their daily food needs over the 100 square metres..

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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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New painting atelier in Täsch (1)

New painting atelier in Täsch

01/10/2019

In October 2019, "Atelier-Eigenwerk" will open in Täsch. Owner Fränzi Tscherrig will run painting courses for children and adults, where you can learn about the creative techniques behind abstract painting. There will be day and weekly courses, private lessons can be booked in advance and there will also be an open painting workshop.

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Puralpina eröffnet Geschäft

‘Puralpina’ to open a store on Kirchplatz

25/09/2019

In December 2019, ‘Puralpina’ will open a new store on Kirchplatz in Zermatt – on Metzggasse 2 where the ‘Wilde Hilde’ takeaway used to be. The company makes natural products in Switzerland containing no preservatives, fragrances or colourants. One of their bestsellers is their handmade Marmot Oil Herbal Cream for use on backs, muscles and joints. The range includes Alpine beauty products for hands, feet and lips and high-quality local and Swiss accessories.

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New - parcels delivered by carriage in car-free Zermatt

04/09/2019

The post carriage was commissioned in Bahnhofplatz on Wednesday 4 September 2019. In future this will be the delivery method for parcels in Zermatt’s Bahnhofstrasse.

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Sustainable products at Olmo Zermatt (1)

Sustainable products at Olmo Zermatt

26/08/2019

A good range from sustainable Swiss label Nikin is now available from Olmo Zermatt.  The collection offers T-shirts, thermos flasks, pullovers, hats and socks. The brand is characterised by sustainable and fair fashions, with a tree being planted for every product sold. There are also new products in the collection from Freitag. The new collection, also available from Olmo, combines lorry tarpaulins with recycled PET materials.

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Beat Wälti is the new Zermatters CEO

13/08/2019

On 19 August 2019, experienced Marketing Director Beat Wälti, who has previously worked at Luzern Tourismus, Pilatus Bahnen and the SGV (Lake Lucerne Navigation), will become the new CEO of Zermatters, the outdoor services company.

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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 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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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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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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