Frequently asked questions
I will be in Zermatt for two hours. What can I do?
The funicular at the Rothorn base station goes to Sunnegga in just a few minutes. The view of the Matterhorn from there is wonderful. Or just take the gondola to Schwarzsee. Another possibility: tour of the village with a stroll through the old part of the village.
I am in Zermatt for a half-day only. What can I do?
Those who decide to go to a viewing point take a mountain lift to over 3,000 m. In the mountains, there are many attractive short hikes. A tour of the village with a visit to the Matterhorn Museum and the old part of the village provides a history lesson about old Zermatt. A visit to the mountaineers’ cemetery honours those alpinists, who lost their lives in the harsh world of the mountains.
I am in Zermatt for one day. What can I do?
It is worthwhile spending a day skiing or snowboarding. That is possible every day of the year. If that is not what you are looking for, a convenient trip to one of the viewing locations above 3,000 m is a beautiful alternative. The mountain world also has many short hikes. Or take a tour of the village with a visit to the Matterhorn Museum and the old part of the village for a history lesson about old Zermatt. The mountaineers’ cemetery is a place for reflection. One can circle the top of the Matterhorn during a helicopter round trip with Air Zermatt. Courageous types fly over Zermatt with a paraglider.
What can I do in Zermatt when the weather is bad?
Absolutely must do: Go to the Matterhorn Museum. There you can have a virtual experience of Zermatt and the Matterhorn while seeing how this area developed over hundreds of years. Or you can take a tour of the old part of the village and visit the mountaineers’ cemetery. Or decide for indoor activities: billiards, fussball, bowling, climbing wall. How about taking in a movie? And what about those souvenirs you need to get?