Keen sleuths
Your perfect family day …

Keen sleuths

Because we’ve all wanted to be a detective! That's exactly what you get the chance to be on the amazing journey to the Gornergrat, solving puzzles along the way. You’ll go over the breathtaking Findelbach viaduct, past ancient pine forests, with views of the incredible Matterhorn appearing every time you emerge from a tunnel.


With the Wolli Card, children under 9 years old travel free on the Gornergrat Bahn, which is the highest open-air rack railway in Europe and Switzerland's first electric rack railway.


The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that definitely belongs on your bucket list. The panoramic mountain views, especially of the Matterhorn, are simply unforgettable.


Who can solve the seven puzzles about the missing glacier fleas? You can, of course! With a little help from Zermatt’s mascot, Wolli.


On your way, you’ll see the Riffelsee (2,757 m). The reflection of the Matterhorn on the lake’s surface is one of nature’s spectacular sights. It's definitely one for the family photo album.


You’ve solved the last puzzle!

Here’s a tip: Put the audio guide and binoculars in your rucksack. You can return them to the tourism office later, because there’s still more family fun to be had.


Being a detective and solving puzzles makes you hungry. The Buffet & Bar Riffelberg offers a wide range of regional and Italian delicacies. Or...


...If you've brought some sausages with you, you could grill them on the fire pit in the Dossen Glacier Garden? A brief journey on the Riffelberg Express and a short walk will bring you to the Furi Adventure World. 

The route back to Furi goes over the dizzying heights of the suspension bridge, offering views 90 m down into the deep gorge.


You can return to Zermatt on the Matterhorn Express, or by foot via the picturesque hamlets of Weiler Zum See and Blatten or the more adventurous route on the wooden walkways through the dramatic Gorner gorge.


Would you like something to help you cool down? You’ve definitely all earned an ice cream or lolly.


Energy restored, you can set off on the next part of your detective’s journey: equipped with a treasure map and hints from Wolli, it’s time for a treasure hunt – this is another case for the whole family!


A perfect day of adventures with the family needs a cosy evening meal together in one of the many family-friendly restaurants in the village.


We want to see YOUR perfect family day! Share photos of your perfect family day using the hashtags #zermatt and #matterhorn on Facebook or Instagram. Have you already joined our Families group? Zermatt.Family.Love.


Here, you can find the perfect accommodation for your family stay in Zermatt.