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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

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Blatten: Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Blatten › Süd: Matterhorn

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Hotel Bristol › Süd: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Blatten › Nord: Zermatt, Zmutt

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt › West

Zermatt › West

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Blatten › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Alphitta

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Stafel › Süd: Zermatt, Restaurant Stafelalp

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

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

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

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Trockener Steg › Süd

Trockener Steg › Süd

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Blatten: Gornergrat, Zermatt - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Gornergrat, Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - 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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