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Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn

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Must knows about Zermatt

  • The scenery is stunning; Zermatt is surrounded by the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps, including the Matterhorn;
  • Zermatt is car free;
  • Zermatt isn't cheap but definitely worth the money.
Zermatt winter snow

Zermatt and the Matterhorn in winter.

About Zermatt

Zermatt is a car free luxurious alpine village surrounded by the highest peaks of Switzerland.


Find attractions around Zermatt. Hiking trails, the Gornergrat train and more.



These are the hotels we suggest for your stay.



Rent an apartment or chalet in or around Zermatt.



Zermatt is car free. Find out how to get there and how to get around.



Any questions left about Zermatt? Feel free to post to the forum!


Facts about Zermatt

What is so unique about Zermatt

Zermatt is the ideal place for anyone who is looking for perfection: a car free village in a perfect landscape with the best shops, hotels, restaurants and chalets. And it is easy to reach by the world famous Glacier Express!

Location and scenery

Zermatt is situated at the end of the Matter valley, at one of the most scenic spots in the Swiss Alps. The highest peaks of the Alps can be found here. The most prominent one is the famous Matterhorn.

The town is located at a high altitude and it is surrounded by mountains, conifer forests and ski slopes. It has its own micro climate, which can work out in your favour, or not.

Pros and cons of Zermatt

The alpine scenery ranks in the absolute top of what the Swiss Alps have to offer. The car free village offers a relaxed way to enjoy nature in peace and quiet. Zermatt itself is a tourist hotspot, especially in Summer and Winter months. To some, it's too touristy.

The mountains either block clouds from coming in or keep them in one place. It can rain for days or not at all for weeks. You'd best be prepared for anything. Zermatt is perfect for outdoor activities, but if weather is bad the isolated location makes it time consuming to go somewhere else.

You can enjoy winter sports all year long in Zermatt. In Winter, the whole area around town is available for skiing, snowboarding and winter hiking. In Summer, the glacier at Klein Matterhorn is the place to be for skiing and snowboarding.

Zermatt is beloved by many tourists, and thus this isn't a low budget destination. Check out the suggested hotels for information about (affordable) accommodation.

Bad weather activities

Zermatt is all about outdoor activities, so we recommend to stick to those if at all possible. In case of severe weather, here's what else you can consider:

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