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First SPAR Express opens in Valais

First SPAR Express opens in Valais


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


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.


New painting atelier in Täsch (1)

New painting atelier in Täsch


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Zermatt e-buses celebrate 30th anniversary


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.


Ski instructors and mountain guides join forces


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.


Tele Info Zermatt is now on YouTube


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.