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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)

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.

Stafel: Zermatt, Matterhorn

Stafel: Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Ried: Zermatt

Ried: Zermatt

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg (2)

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg (2)

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt: Aroleid

Zermatt › Süd-West: Zermatt Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Zermatt Matterhorn

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt: Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg

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. 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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