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Zermatt

Zermatt (1616 m), carfree resort in the Matter valley/Valais<br>The Riffelsee (2757 m) in the Gornergrat region, backgdropped by the Matterhorn (4478 m)

Zermatt (1616 m), carfree resort in the Matter valley/Valais
The Riffelsee (2757 m) in the Gornergrat region, backgdropped by the Matterhorn (4478 m)

Matterhorn

Matterhorn

The resort village of Zermatt, with the Matterhorn looming in the distance.

The resort village of Zermatt, with the Matterhorn looming in the distance.

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Bernhardiner Hund mit Matterhorn, Kanton Wallis.

Bernhardiner Hund mit Matterhorn, Kanton Wallis.

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt: Aroleid

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Blatten: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt › West

Zermatt › West

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Blatten: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

The Matterhorn and Switzerland are inseparably linked to each other. The pyramid shaped colossus of a mountain, which is very difficult to climb, is said to be the most-photographed mountain in the world. The Klein-Matterhorn ("Little Matterhorn"), which can be reached via a funicular, lies adjacent to the Matterhorn.

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The first ascent of the Matterhorn in the year 1865, which cost the lives of four out of seven alpinists, changed the region (which had been isolated until then) forever. The Matterhorn became world-famous, and ambitious mountaineers aspired to climb it.

Even today the ascent of the Matterhorn is very challenging and can only be achieved by expert mountaineers with excellent equipment and a competent guide. At the foot of the most popular route stands the Hörnli Hut at 3,260m, home to the Matterhorn Base Camp (reopened in 2015 after a full renovation) and the Matterhorn mountain inn.

One has a fantastic view of the world's most photographed mountain from the Klein-Matterhorn (Matterhorn Paradise), which is only separated from the Matterhorn by the Theodul Pass and Glacier. Visitors can board the aerial cable car in Zermatt. The mountain station at 3820 meters above sea level is the highest cable car station of the Alps.

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