Matterhorn - Symbol for Switzerland

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)

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

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

Bernhardiner Hund mit Matterhorn, Kanton Wallis.

Bernhardiner Hund mit Matterhorn, Kanton Wallis.

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt

Zermatt

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

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. 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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