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Zermatt

Matterhorn

Matterhorn

Matterhorn, Zermatt

Matterhorn, Zermatt

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

Kleinmatterhorn – Glacier Paradise

Kleinmatterhorn – Glacier Paradise

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt › Süd: Winkelmatten - Chalet Ulysse - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt › West

Zermatt › West

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

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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