Sister Cities

Cultural exchanges and appreciation: These are the reasons why Zermatt has developed good relationships with many partner cities. These partnerships have existed for many years and are always being intensified. Currently, friendships exist with cities in Japan, China, Italy and Portugal.

Castro Daire

Castro Daire presents unique scenarios of breathtaking landscapes, arousing the interest in starting to discover this territory. In the distance, the Serra do Montemuro, a natural paradise, which on its slopes, the numerous streams form magnificent waterfalls that will join the Paiva River, one of the most beautiful in Europe. The Termas do Carvalhal, one of the best spas in the country for health and well-being. Dare to discover the treasures that this territory has to offer you!



Fujikawaguchiko Town is located at the north foot of Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan. The town is abundant in beautiful nature including Aokigahara forests, Fujigane highland, and four of Five Fuji Lakes, Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko, and lake Motosuko. It is also surrounded by mountains: Mt.Fuji and Ashiwada mountains in south, Misaka mountains in north, and the four lakes, virgin forests and meadows in between. Fujikawaguchiko, well-known as home of Mt. Fuji, is located in the central portion of Japan. It takes only one hour and half to get to Kawaguchiko Lake from Shinjuku by highway bus; JR Chuo Line Limited Express is also available from Shinjuku.



Lijang is situated in the northwest part of Yunnan Province. The Ancient Town of Lijiangis renowned as a national-level historical and cultural town and one of the World Cultural Heritages. The Lijiang Old Town was the political, economical, cultural, and logistic center of the Southern Silk Road, the Tea Road, and the Horse Road. Ancient buildings, villages and temples can be seen within and around Lijiang Old Town. The diversified topography of Lijiang has been well preserved. The region of the Three-Parallel-Rivers in the west of Lijiang has become a World Natural Heritage because of highly diversified topography, bio-resources, and colorful ethnic cultures; this land not only creates picturesque natural wonders, but also fosters and preserves marvelous ancient civilization and unique cultures.



Just below the summit of Mt Hiuchi (2,462m), one of Japans 100 famous mountains is the stunning Koya pond. This pond is even more stunning in the Autumn when the leaves change to beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange. This beautiful scene attracts many climbers from all over Japan. Next to the pond is an idyllic mountain hut that can hold up to 100 guests. Koya pond was chosen by the American news network CNN as one of Japans 31 most beautiful places. Myoko City is full of beautiful places to visit and each season offers stunning changes to the Myoko landscape.



Located in the most eastern valley of the South Tyrol, Sexten is characterised by farms on the south slope, widespread larch meadows, shaded spruce forests and the Nemes mountain pasture with slopes rich in Alpine rose. This is a village surrounded by the high, soaring and famous peaks of the Sextner sundial. Five of these mighty Dolomite cliffs are all within reach: Neuner, Zehner, Elfer, Zwölfer and Einser (nine, ten, eleven, twelve and one). The unique formation over-towered by the Dreischusterspitze and the Fischlein Valley continues to the cliffs of the most comfortable entrance gate into the nature park standing in the heart of the Drei Zinnen.



Alfano is a small village in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Its parish lays in the heart of Cilento's National Park.This small town lays on the gentle heights of a sunny hillside, a perfect place to relax, taste genuine food, and enjoy delightful panoramas of a still wild and unexplored nature.  Alfano is known for the warmth and kindness of its people. Cilento, declared one of the Unesco's site, is a fascinating region of myths and tradition, where history, archeology, culture, sea, and nature mix harmoniously, and Alfano is proud of being in it's very heart.  Both Cilento and Alfano are definitely the right place for the seekers of breathtaking seaside panorama, wild nature and village countryside soaked by history, rich in culture, tradition and Mediterranean cuisine.