For those who would like to learn much more about Zermatt, here is a wide range of topics for reading. Historical, current, exciting.
The hotelier Ruggero Palazzo is athletic, and therefore he likes to take mountain bike tours with his regular guests. Whether by taking the steep route to Sunnegga or to Schwarzsee close to the Matterhorn. The guests look forward to and enjoy the special biking days with their host.Details
"Romeo and Juliet at Gornergrat": the ultimate love story. Two Zermatt locals, Theo Romo Lauber and Tina Müller, play the main children’s parts in the Open-Air Theater. How do they master the challenge as amateur actors? And why is this entire situation "simply overwhelming" for them?Details
In July and August 2017, the Zermatt Open-Air Theater will present the premiere performance of "Romeo and Juliet at Gornergrat" on a stage 2,600 m above sea level at Riffelberg. Livia Anne Richard, who wrote this work, is staging a universal theme, which plays an essential role in a natural setting before the Matterhorn. The director spoke about the staging and the special characteristics of having Nature as a "cast member" at Gornergrat.Details
Custom-made mountain boots were made-to-measure in Burgener Shoemaker’s Shop for over three generations. Their hand tools and utensils are on display in the Matterhorn Museum. Zermatt’s Otto Burgener gave them to the museum as a loan. To mark its 10th anniversary, the museum is paying homage to him, the last great master of the Zermatt shoemaker’s guild.Details
On Sunday, 10 September 2017, the widely popular Schäferfest (shepherd’s festival) takes place at Furi/ Schweigmatten. Besides festival catering, open-air church service, children’s games, and a birthday party for Zermatt’s mascot Wolli, experts will choose the most beautiful black-nose sheep for 2017 from 140 female animals. But how will they really know that one sheep is the most beautiful among all of Zermatt’s beauties?Details
In 1891, the first guests travelled to the Matterhorn village using the new railroad line.Details
Whether golden eagle, bearded vulture, spotted nutcracker, rock partridge or Alpine chough – all of these bird species can be observed in the Zermatt mountain world with little or only modest effort. These birds are the heroes of the air and represent the ‘wild nature’ of the Alpine landscape.Details