Have you never seen the Matterhorn or you've not seen it in a long time? Then now is the perfect time to experience the magic of the destination Zermatt – Matterhorn.

Attractions and excursions

There are a wide variety of different attractions to be discovered around the Matterhorn. A top excursion is Gornergrat. On this three-thousand metre mountain ridge there is a viewing platform with a truly unforgettable view of the Matterhorn and the surrounding mountain world. Or if you prefer, the Matterhorn can also be admired from the Rothorn casting a spell on young and old alike. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the highest summer ski region in Europe and is open 365 days a year. And there is still plenty to do when the sun isn’t shining!


At 4,478 metres, the majestic Matterhorn, also called the "jewel of the Swiss Alps" and certainly the most famous mountain in Europe, looms over the breathtaking Alpine panorama. This Switzerland landmark is at the border of the western Swiss canton of Valais between Zermatt and the Italian resort of Breuil-Cervinia, and offers a paradise for all nature-lovers looking for peace and quiet. Its symmetric pyramid shape, the rocky tooth reaching the sky and the light reflections of the nearby Stellisee make the Matterhorn’s landscape a unique natural spectacle in Zermatt.

Things to know

  • On the 14th July 1865, the British Edward Whymper and his team completed the first ascent of the Matterhorn after others had made several unsuccessful attempts. 
  • One of the most popular and easy routes is the Hörnligrat, which essentially goes from Zermatt via the Hörnli Hut.
  • The Matterhorn does not have a cable car and therefore offers experienced sports enthusiasts a new challenge – climbing the mountain themselves!