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In the new fine dining Restaurant Potato on Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt, this vegetable is used in the majority of the dishes. There is also a focus on local sourcing, with most ingredients coming from within a maximum 50 km radius around Zermatt. At lunchtime, guests can select dishes from the à la carte menu while in the evening, they can choose between three, five or seven courses as part of a surprise menu. This is changed twice a week. Even in the current situation, you can try out the new restaurant’s creations, thanks to online ordering and their home delivery service.
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.
The CERVO Mountain Resort in Zermatt is the first Valais hotel to be awarded the Ibex Fairstay sustainability label.Details
The communities of Zermatt and Valtournenche have launched a cross-border collaboration, with a range of measures aimed at raising more awareness of the area at the foot of the Matterhorn.Details
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.Details
To celebrate the building's 20th anniversary, the Kin Hut is being fitted with eco-friendly, sustainable solar panels. The hut is scheduled to open for the summer season on 26 June 2020.
This year's UBS Prix Sommet in Valais is focusing on sustainability. Over nine months, the three participating companies will work on improving their waste management, reducing their CO2 emissions and optimising their processes. Tradition Julen Zermatt is one of the three companies who will face this challenge.Details
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.
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.
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.Details
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.Details
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