Theme trail

Peak-Collection Rothorn (Nr. 10)

The Peak Collection is a permanent art exhibition at the summit of the Rothorn. It shows the creative reponse of the Zermatt mountain guides to their iconic peak.

360° Panorama
  • Type Theme trail
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 0,30 h
  • Distance 0,3 km
  • Ascent 9 m
  • Descent 9 m
  • Lowest point 3090 m
  • Highest point 3101 m


The open-air exhibition of the Peak Collection offers mountain enthusiasts a new view of the alpine world. Mountain guides carried stones from the summits of the mountains portrayed and articulated their own experiences of each peak in individual texts that carry their signatures. Stones, words and images come together through the work of the mountain guide Willy Taugwalder. The sculptures are arranged in a 100-metre circle around the Restaurant Rothorn and evoke the character of the different mountains.

  • 18 metal sculptures, each dedicated to one or two mountains
  • Texts by the mountain guides and information on the height of each mountain, date of first ascent with names of climbers in German, French, English, Japanese
  • Appropriate for children from age 4
Around the Rothorn, in a 100-metre circle around the Restaurant Rothorn

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
A special experience is combining the excursion with a sunrise ride.
  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

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